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Spirituality and Prayer


Encountering the Risen Christ: The Primary Task of Catechesis and Pastoral Ministry

November 14, 2008

Presenters: Thomas Groome and Jane Regan

A Garden of Grace: Spiritual Practices for Family Life

March 17, 2009

Presenter: Kathy Hendricks

Ethics in the Book of Job

March 19, 2009

Presenter: Leong Seow

Discernment and Life Choices

March 26, 2009

Presenter: Ronald Mercier, S.J.

Al Encuentro con Cristo en la Oración (Encountering Christ in Prayer)

April 25, 2009

Presenter: Ignacio Larrañaga, O.F.M. Cap.

Meeting Jesus Christ in the Search for Peace

April 30, 2009

Presenter: Padraig O’Malley

A Spirituality for the 21st Century: Beyond the Ghetto and Assimilation

July 11, 2009

Presenter: Timothy Radcliffe, O.P.

"A Future Full of Hope" - Sustaining the Church in Hard Times

October 16, 2009

Presenter: Fr. Michael J. Himes

Colleen M. Griffith
Creative Fidelity: A Spiritual Necessity

October 16, 2009

Presenter: Colleen M. Griffith

The Eucharist and Our Formation as the People of the Church

November 10, 2009

Presenter: Seán Cardinal O’Malley, O.F.M., Cap.

Jane Regan
Becoming a Community of Practice

January 28, 2010

Presenter: Jane E. Regan

Carmelite Authors 101: Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection

February 6, 2010

Presenter: Salvatore Sciurba, O.C.D.

Living a Christian Life in an Age of Distraction

February 17, 2010

Presenter: Thomas Massaro, S.J.

Kieran Kavanaugh
Carmelite Authors 101: St. Teresa of Avila

March 6, 2010

Presenter: Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D.

Jenny Chin Hansen
Living the Journey: Spirituality for the Second Half of Life

April 10, 2010

Presenters: Jenny Chin Hansen, John J. Shea, O.S.A., Rev. Michael J. Himes, Michael St. Clair, and Myles Sheehan, S.J., M.D.

Carmelite Authors 101: St. Thérèse of Lisieux

April 24, 2010

Presenter: Marc Foley, O.C.D.

Spiritual and Psychological Aspects of Illness: Dealing with Sickness, Loss, Dying, and Death

July 8, 2010

Presenters: Beverly A. Musgrave, Neil McGettigan, O.S.A., and John J. Shea, O.S.A.


The Christian Meaning of Enlightenment

July 10, 2010

Presenter: Richard Rohr, O.F.M.

Daniel J. Harrington
Lament and Hope: The Contributions of the Biblical Lament Psalms

October 6, 2010

Presenter: Daniel J. Harrington, S.J.

Hope in a Wintry Season

October 14, 2010

Presenter: Rev. Michael J. Himes

Carmelite Authors 101: St. John of the Cross

October 16, 2010

Presenter: Kevin Culligan, O.C.D.


Ignatian Exercises for Seekers

October 20, 2010

Presenter: Roger Haight, S.J.

Daniel Chowning
Carmelite Authors 101: Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

November 6, 2010

Presenter: Daniel Chowning, O.C.D.

Reclaiming Catholicism: Treasures Old and New

November 12, 2010

Presenters: Thomas H. Groome and Margaret Eletta Guider, O.S.F.

Carmelite Authors 101: Edith Stein/St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

December 4, 2010

Presenter: John Sullivan, O.C.D.

Cinema Divina: Viewing Film as Spiritual Practice

March 24, 2011

Presenters: Sean Mayer, F.S.P., Nancy Usselmann, F.S.P., Christina Wegendt, F.S.P.

Thomas H. Groome
Healing God’s People: Practical Skills and Pastoral Approaches

April 2, 2011

Featured Presenters: Robert C. Bordone, Thomas H. Groome, H. John McDargh, Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, and Rodney L. Petersen

Melissa M. Kelley
Healing Through Pastoral Care

April 14, 2011

Presenter: Melissa M. Kelley

Thomas H. GroomeBook cover - Will There Be Faith, by Thomas H. Groome
Will There Be Faith?

September 28, 2011

Presenter: Thomas H. Groome

Rev. David C. Michael
Beyond Catholic-Jewish Dialogue: A New Paradigm

October 4, 2011

Presenter: Rabbi Daniel L. Lehmann,
with response by Rev. David C. Michael

Terrence W. Tilley
The Practices of Discipleship

October 18, 2011

Presenter: Terrence W. Tilley

Tom Zanzig and Barb Zanzig
From Mental Illness to Spiritual Wisdom:
A Father-Daughter Odyssey

April 27, 2012
Presenters: Tom Zanzig and Barb Zanzig

Ronald Rolheiser, O.M.I.
A Contemplative Vision of the Mystics

June 9, 2012
Presenter: Ronald Rolheiser, O.M.I.

Colleen M. GriffithThomas H. Groome
Catholic Spiritual Practices: A Treasury of Old and New

October 16, 2012
Presenters: Colleen M. Griffith and Thomas H. Groome

Gregory Boyle, S.J.
The Power of Boundless Compassion:
An Evening with Fr. Greg Boyle

October 25, 2012
Presenter: Gregory Boyle, S.J.    

Philip Endean, S.J.
Ignatian Spirituality, Jesuit Identity, and the Research University: In Quest of Realism

April 18, 2013
Presenter: Philip Endean, S.J.                                                                 

Anthony Gittins, C.S.Sp.
The New Evangelization: Renewing the Church

April 20,2013
Featured presenters: Anthony Gittins, C.S.Sp., Frank DeSiano, C.S.P., Rev. Sean McCarthy, and Susan M. Timoney

Paul Mariani
God and the Imagination: Prayer and Poetry

April 25, 2013
Presenter: Paul Mariani

Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J.
Ask the Beasts: Spirituality and the Evolving Earth

July 13, 2013
Presenter: Elizabeth A. Johnson,C.S.J.                                                    


Sandra M. Schneiders, I.H.M.
Encountering the Risen Jesus: Mary Magdalene as Prototype

July 19, 2013
Presenter: Sandra M. Schneiders, I.H.M.

Boston College sesquicentennial Logo
The Legacy of Vatican II

September 26, 2013
Symposium with multiple presenters

John L. Allen, Jr.
The Francis Papacy:
Reform, Renewal, and Resistance

October 30, 2013
Presenter: John L. Allen, Jr.

Book Cover - Hope: Promise, Possibility, and Fulfillment
Hope: Promise, Possibility, and Fulfillment

November 14, 2013
Presenters: Rev. Richard Lennan, Nancy Pineda-Madrid, Christopher R. Matthews, and John R. Sachs, S.J.

Mary Christine Athans, B.V.M.
In Quest of the Jewish Mary

February 25, 2014
Presenter: Mary Christine Athans, B.V.M.

Michael O’Neill McGrath's painting of Veronica
Journey with the Saints of Lent

March 28, 2014
Presenter:  Br. Michael O’Neill McGrath, O.S.F.S.

Mary Ann Hinsdale, I.H.M.
Mary of Magdala: Apostle and Prophet

July 22, 2014
Presenter:  Mary Ann Hinsdale, I.H.M.


James Martin, S.J.
Jesus: A Pilgrimage

September 25, 2014
Presenter: James Martin, S.J.



Kathleen Hughes, R.S.C.J.
Sacraments and Chicken Soup:
Sacramental Living in a Post-Conciliar Church

October 30, 2014
Presenter:  Kathleen Hughes, R.S.C.J.

John R. Sachs, S.J.
Called to Greater Love:
Ignatian Spirituality for Today

November 6, 2014
Presenter:  John R. Sachs, S.J.

Michael Simone, S.J.
Reading the Hebrew Bible with Jesus

February 25, 2015
Presenter: Michael Simone, S.J.

Thomas D. Stegman, S.J.
Holy Ones, Called to Be Holy:
St. Paul and “Life in the Spirit”

March 13, 2015
Presenter: Thomas D. Stegman, S.J.

Most Reverend Dr. Rowan Williams
What the Outsider Sees:
Teresa of Avila and the Contemplative Vision

Saturday, July 11, 2015
Presenter: Rt. Rev. Dr. Rowan Williams

M. Catherine Hilkert, O.P.
On the Strength of Her Testimony

July 22, 2015
Presenter: M. Catherine Hilkert, O.P.

Thomas H. Groome
Sowing the Seeds of Faith:
It is (Almost) All in the Family

October 22, 2015
Presenter: Thomas H. Groome

Colleen M. Griffith
Thomas Merton: A Prophet for Our Time

October 29, 2015
Presenter: Colleen M. Griffith

Melissa Kelley
Loss, Change, and Resilience in Communities of Faith

November 6, 2015
Presenter: Melissa Kelley

O. Ernesto Valiente
A Liberating Spirituality for a Suffering World

November 19, 2015
Presenter: O. Ernesto Valiente

The Treasure of Hispanic American Catholicism

February 11, 2016
Panelists: Marilú Del Toro and Hosffman Ospino
Moderator: Thomas H. Groome

Thy Will Be Done:
The Function of Prayer in Mark's Gospel

March 15, 2016
Presenter: Thomas D. Stegman, S.J.


The Spirit at Work: St. Teresa of Avila in Life

March 31, 2016
Presenter: André Brouillette, S.J. 

Evolution and the Primacy of Love

July 16, 2016
Presenter: Ilia Delio, O.S.F.

The Practical Theology of Jean Vanier:
Faith in a Vulnerable Community

October 13, 2016
Presenter: David O. Jenkins

The Heart of Centering Prayer: Christian Nonduality in Theory and Practice

October 15, 2016
Presenter: Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault

Tending Your Own Garden: A Spirituality for Active Ministry

November 4, 2016
Presenter: Colleen M. Griffith

Eucharist: Medicine of Immortality

November 15, 2016
Presenter: John F. Baldovin, S.J.


The Music of the Psalms: From King David's Time to Our Own

March 22, 2017
Presenter:  Robert Cohen 

A Tapestry of Needs and Strengths: Ministering to Older People with Realism and Hope

March 24, 2017
Presenter:  Myles N. Sheehan, S.J., M.D. 

Nurturing the Healing Power of Joy

November 10, 2017
Presenter:  Brita L. Gill-Austern

The Spirituality of Saint Paul: Following Jesus by Imitating Paul

April 11, 2018
Presenter: Rev. Frank J. Matera