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"


For Jesus to succumb to death after displaying power to heal seems like a paradox. And it was exactly this that the chief priests and scribes threw in Jesus’ face as he hung on the cross. “He saved others, let him save himself.” Yet it wasn’t a paradox that Jesus could heal the sick but…

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When God does for us what we could not do for ourselves, and delighted gratitude wells up, we learn to accept all manner of gifts that were too wonderful for us to perceive. May they restore to us an expectant wonder. Be bold, like Mary, to proclaim to the world, “The Lord has done great…

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Jesus has stooped, insisting that he be allowed to wash our feet. What force compels the God of the universe to do such things? Longing. Jesus has moved heaven and earth out of the profound longing of God’s heart to be reunited with us. To serve us in great humility. Today we are called to…

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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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