Cameron Bellm is a Seattle-based writer, retreat leader, and contemplative in action. She combines her love of language with a deeply-rooted spirituality to compose prayers, poems, essays, and devotionals linking our modern lives with our ancient faith.

After completing her Ph.D. in Russian literature at UC Berkeley, Cameron traded the academic life for the contemplative life, informed by Ignatian spirituality and Catholic social teaching. She is the author of “Prayer for a Pandemic,” which went viral in the early days of COVID-19. Cameron writes the Spirit & Verse column at Jesuits.org and is the author of A Consoling Embrace: Prayers for a Time of Pandemic (2020) and No Unlikely Saints: A Mental Health Pilgrimage with Sacred Company (2021). Her work has been published in America, National Catholic Reporter, Geez, Today’s American Catholic, and Bearings Online.



June 25, 2023

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

We can be assured that there is not a cry we make that God does not hear. And perhaps it’s the compassion of a God who knows suffering so personally that can indeed lead us not to fear.

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