Author Archives: Jill Preisack

About Jill Preisack

Jill Preisack was born in St. Louis, Missouri and received a Bachelor of Science degree at Truman State University (formerly called Northeast Missouri State University). While working in business and mortgage services, she discovered her calling to the consecrated life in Regnum Christi. Jill has been consecrated for 20 years and since then she has completed a Master’s degree from the John Paul II Institute on Marriage and the Family in Rome and a bachelor’s degree in Education from Anahuac University in Mexico. She is currently finishing her degree in Pastoral Work and Religious Studies. Over the years, Jill has worked extensively with girls and young women, giving spiritual guidance, directing retreats, camps, conventions, missions and outreach activities. She arrives to Chicago from Atlanta where she worked in campus ministry at Holy Spirit Preparatory School for the past eight years, overseeing the faith and sacramental formation for students, teachers and parents. She is currently working at Mater Ecclesiae College in Greenville, RI

Poverty of Spirit

We have been hearing a lot from Pope Francis lately about poverty and “poor in spirit”. In world of so many possessions and self seeking, his words help move us toward the gospel love and light of truth that has … Continue reading

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The Altar of the Spirit

I have been thinking and praying about how the ‘altar of the spirit’ is the place where the most valuable offerings are made. The spirit can be referred to as the heart, the soul, the innermost being of a person. … Continue reading

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Which comes first, the doctrine or the heart?

We know the “other” question very well: what came first, the chicken or the egg? There must be a cause and effect. Some claim simple conclusions, others believe it evokes deeper thought such as how life and the universe began. … Continue reading

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My brother, my light

My brother is also my friend, in the sense that he has shown me what is truly important and what isn’t. In a world that adores all that is material and external appearances, I look at him and all else … Continue reading

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Divine Mercy in Your Heart

Mercy is fearless and unafraid. Mercy doesn’t point a finger, hold on to the past or criticize wrongdoing.  Mercy recognizes painful truth but pours out a balm of love on it. Mercy is unending, all powerful, almost overwhelming in its … Continue reading

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A Mystical Evangelization

Today, after reading the Good Friday homily of Father Cantalamessa, I was deeply touched by some of his words about spreading Christ’s love or, “evangelization”.  It resonates because of the sincerity and authenticity of his words:  “The evangelization has a … Continue reading

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The Graffiti on your Heart

“You are what you eat” so they say.  Your heart becomes like what you see.  Your thinking becomes like that to which you have listened.  Your passions long for what they have touched.  Your body is driven by what it … Continue reading

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Twenty

On August 7, 2012, I celebrated my 20th anniversary of consecrating my life to Christ.  Much has happened during those 20 years, discoveries and events that I could never have imagined.  There was sin and pain contrasted by love and … Continue reading

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Experiences of life that change you: Living charity on Lower Wacker

Eight high school girls spent the night at our house so as to get up with us at 4:00 am on Saturday morning, (yes, I said 4:00 am on a Saturday morning) so as to do what is now known … Continue reading

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Why wait?

Here is a recent question I received from a college girl: What reasons can I give to my boyfriend for waiting until marriage to have a sexual relationship?  Although he has been with other girls in the past, he is … Continue reading

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