Margaret (Mags) Blackie is a spiritual director, a scientist and an educator. She worked for four years as a spiritual director in the UK before returning to South Africa. She holds an academic position at Stellenbosch University near Cape Town. Currently her challenge is to hold together medicinal chemistry, science education and Ignatian spirituality, and allowing cross-pollination between these rather disparate fields! She recharges by walking in the mountains of the beautiful Western Cape.