Michelle Francl-Donnay is a professor of chemistry and a writer.  Her reflections on the joys and struggles of attempting to live a contemplative life in the midst of the everyday chaos that being a wife, mother, and teacher brings appear regularly at the Philadelphia Archdiocese’ She is an occasional contributor to Give Us This Day and a regular columnist for the science journal Nature Chemistry. Her essays have appeared in several print collections, including Professing and Parenting and The Open Laboratory 2009, and online at dotMagis( and This Ignatian Life ( Michelle gives the occasional retreat and blogs about prayer, God, and laundry at Quantum Theology (

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