Newness of Life

A Reflection by Becky Eldredge

Thankfully, God is not finished with us yet.

God continues to work within us and through us. We are given many tools on our spiritual journey that provide avenues for God’s continual transformation within us. Baptism and Confirmation are key points in our transformation; however, the gift of the Eucharist sustains and nourishes us weekly.

What else helps us experience newness of life on our spiritual journey? Which prayer methods invigorate our faith life and wake us up to the newness of life in front of us?

For me, prayer methods such as the Examen or Lectio Divina awaken new ways that God is transforming and inviting me to participate in new life.

 Becky Eldredge

Becky Eldredge

Becky Eldredge is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and author of two books: The Inner Chapel (Loyola Press, April 2020) and Busy Lives & Restless Souls (Loyola Press, 2017). She leads a ministry that offers spiritual direction, resources, and retreats (virtual and in-person) rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Passionate about Ignatian spirituality and teaching people how to pray and discern, Becky draws from over twenty years of ministry experience to help people make room for God in the busyness and invite them deeper in their walk with Christ. She holds an M.P.S. from Loyola University in New Orleans, a M.Ed. from Louisiana State University. You can learn more about her ministry at

A young, busy woman offers a fresh Ignatian perspective on how to satisfy our restlessness within by making space for prayer in the midst of a demanding life.

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