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"


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 honor the desire within us that…

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What is your longing? That longing is but the smallest drop of God’s unfathomable longing for us. Through time, through distance, through denial, betrayal, doubt and suspicion, the love of God has brought Jesus on his knees to our road-weary feet. And he asks us to turn our longing into love like his. We love,…

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Sometimes we look around and wonder: Is it making any difference? Am I running in place? Are you running with me Jesus? That moment is a chance to pause – it may be more than a pause, a long night, a dark season. Here, Jesus’ words catch up: “Have no fear, what you hear in the…

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Selection of Br. Todd's writing

A Prayer Renewed

“If your primary experience with this prayer is in corporate worship, perhaps you will find it helpful in these pages to take some time to reconnect with it, line by line, word by word. This Cowley invites us to slow down. As we move through the prayer, we invite you to take in each word and phrase, to lovingly abide with it, and allow it to once more shine light on your path.”

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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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