Br. Todd Blackham, n/SSJE

Todd Blackham, n/SSJE is a native of Elizabeth, CO. He studied religion at the University of Denver and Harvard Divinity School, before going on to work as a parish priest in the Diocese of Los Angeles.  He arrived at SSJE in 2019 and was clothed as a novice in March 2020. He has served the community as Sacristan and as the coordinator of SSJE’s student ministries and monastic residency program. He loves to spend time outside gardening, kayaking, hiking, kite-flying, and feeding the birds. He enjoys praying the Rosary and making prayer beads to sell in the SSJE store. Todd has been on pilgrimage to Jerusalem five different times.

 

Selection of Br. Todd's teachings from "Brother, Give Us a Word"

Word of God

The Word of God comes to us not only in a rarified Church language segregated to a single aspect of our lives. It comes to us in the language of our work and our play, our teaching and rebuking, our encouraging and counselling. God’s word came to us in Christ Jesus, and remains with us…

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Wait

God’s people are those whom he finds waiting, alert, watching for the dawn from on high to break upon them. Waiting in the darkness, there is a curious clarity that comes about; the eyes of our souls adjust from artificial light to realize the path that God really has set for us. -Br. Todd Blackham,…

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Desire

Each of us has core desires that God has planted within us. These are the foundations God would have us build our lives upon.  As we continue to disentangle ourselves from the hooks that try to pull us into what we were never meant to be, we’re able to more fully receive and honor the desire…

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Selection of Br. Todd's writing

Communities of Transformation

“Community is more than a simple affinity group; it offers a way of becoming more fully who God has created us to be.”

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Meeting the “In-Laws”

It’s worthwhile to step back from time to time and revisit those things that have shaped our lives in Christ.

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