Author Biography - Margaret Silf

Margaret Silf 

Margaret is passionate about making Christian spirituality, and especially Ignatian spirituality, accessible to people with no theological background. She travels widely as a speaker and retreat director. 

Articles by Margaret Silf

  • Why Don't You Answer My Prayers?

    Ever wonder why it seems like God doesn't answer our prayers? Learn more about how God responds to our deepest desires.

  • Trusting in Life's Transitions

    As the fall season approaches for school and work, we can become overwhelmed with the inevitable changes that it brings. But a quick look at Jesus' own Transfiguration can help us find comfort in all of life's transitions.

  • The Gift of Contemplative Prayer

    Contemplation, like all prayer, is pure gift, not anything we can achieve. We can enter into contemplative prayer by opening our hearts to this gift.

Books by Margaret Silf

Daily Inspiration for Women

In Daily Inspiration for Women, four authors share their individual, spiritual wisdom in this daily source of strength, solace, and celebration that happen in the seasons of a woman’s life.

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Simple Faith

Moving Beyond Religion as You Know It to Grow in Your Relationship with God

For all who struggle with conventional religion, Simple Faith is a simple way to help draw closer to the Divine and find life-changing meaning in a new kind of faith.

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Just Call Me López

Getting to the Heart of Ignatius Loyola

In Just Call Me López , a twenty-first-century woman, Rachel, meets the man who becomes the saint, and both are transformed by their unlikely friendship and series of thought-provoking conversations.

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The Other Side of Chaos

Breaking Through When Life Is Breaking Down

In The Other Side of Chaos, best-selling author Margaret Silf helps us look closely at the “messes” in our lives through the lens of Christian spirituality, enabling us to see the chaos of life not as something to fear or eschew, but as something to be embraced.

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2012: A Book of Grace-Filled Days

In 2012: A Book of Grace-Filled Days by Margaret Silf, page-a-day reflections and Scripture readings that follow the lectionary readings of the church year foster spiritual calm and give glimpses of God’s abundant grace.

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Compass Points

Meeting God Every Day at Every Turn

Ignatian spirituality expert Margaret Silf shows readers how to find God in daily life in this collection of stories and meditations.

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Inner Compass - 10th Anniversary Edition

An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality

Loyola Press presents the tenth-anniversary edition of Margaret Silf’s Inner Compass, the acclaimed English-language primer on Ignatian spirituality.

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Close to the Heart

A Guide to Personal Prayer

This book is for anyone looking for a relationship with God in the Christian tradition without the constraints of formulas or strict disciplines.

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