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"


God, who descends into the chaos, has entrusted himself to us in Jesus in deep humility and vulnerability. This is the paradox of our faith: descending into the chaos, God chooses powerlessness in order that we might receive power. And, empowered by God, we bear the light of life in the darkness. Br. Todd Blackham, SSJE…

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For all the mysteriousness of prayer, Jesus, by word and example, teaches us simply to keep at it. Prayer is an invitation to participation. Br. Todd Blackham, SSJE Read More and Comment >

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Our redemption is about more than just harnessing a power beyond human strength. It’s about returning to that relationship of self-giving love that is the essence of the triune God. There’s a wideness in God’s mercy that calls people of all sorts to live new lives fit for eternity.   Br. Todd Blackham, SSJE Read More…

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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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