Cameron Bellm

Cameron Bellm is a Seattle-based writer and retreat leader. After completing her Ph.D. in Russian literature at UC Berkeley, she traded the academic life for the contemplative life, combining her love of language with a deeply-rooted spirituality. Her poems, prayers and prose can be found at the intersection of mysticism and activism, linking our modern lives with our ancient faith.   

Cameron’s work has been featured in America Magazine, National Catholic Reporter, Geez Magazine, Red Letter Christians and Catholic Women Preach. She writes regularly for the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States and is the author of “A Consoling Embrace: Prayers for a Time of Pandemic” and “No Unlikely Saints: A Mental Health Pilgrimage with Sacred Company.” 


Resources by Cameron Bellm

St. Ignatius would tell us it’s important that creatives carve out space to be defiantly human, whether that’s offline or in public
Part of developing intimacy with a Creator God is saying yes to the creative impulse, even when it seems out of left field.
Christian Wiman’s new book, “Zero at the Bone: Fifty Entries Against Despair,” is part poetry collection, part theological exposition, and part memoir.
Ignatian spirituality can lend us a hand on the days when the blank canvas wins, since it teaches us to pay attention, to ask questions.

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