Debra Black

A cradle Catholic, Debra Black received the gift of completing the full 19th annotation of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola in 1998 under individual direction of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary. She repeated the exercises in 2001 and remained an Associate to the Loreto Sisters through 2009. In 2015 she was missioned through the Lanteri Center for Ignatian Spirituality to provide spiritual direction and lead the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. She also is a perpetual member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, former Commissioner for the city of Glendale, AZ and has decades of parish and community service. Over 40 years of professional experience includes 32 years of leadership in international higher education. Debra is mother to Sienna and resides in Bellingham, Washington. You can follow her work at TheFaceofGraceProject.com

Articles By Debra Black

Our Transfiguration

“God wants us to listen to Jesus so that Jesus can transform us into Himself (1Jn 4:12-17). What closer relationship can there be than to be than to be in Him and Him in me?” – Debra Black

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This Lent, Give up Stoic Suffering

Jesus, if you knew who I was, you wouldn’t let me touch your feet. Yet it is because you know who I am that you let me touch your feet. (ref. Luke 7:36-47) Mary Magdalene had a past. Although Jesus absolved her sins and healed her, she still had memories and shame to deal with.

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The Joy of Giving

“(Advent) is an opportunity to begin giving to God those things that distract my attention from Him. Then there is room in my heart for God to give me His Only Begotten Son on December 25.” -Debra Black

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Joseph, Mary and Me

“A force pulled us back. It felt like landing on an airplane, that sudden shift in speed and the pulling back feeling. I found myself saying “I can’t believe it” as I watched his truck, and then the trailer, merge into our lane yet never touching us.” – Debra Black

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Transfiguration: Awakening Souls to Grace

There perhaps has been no time in modern history as the present where our personal holiness matters. We cannot delay in allowing God to transform us, to experience a sort of personal transfiguration.

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Like Father, Like Son

Jesus consecrated Himself to us, securing us as God’s Kingdom. Now it is up to us to live up to that by consecrating ourselves to Jesus, particularly to His Sacred Heart from which His Precious Blood flows for us.

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One in the Same Spirit

And I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and You in Me, that they may be brought to perfection as one. (John 17:22-23)

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