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John R. Sachs, S.J.

John R. Sachs, S.J. - November 14, 2013

Hope: Promise, Possibility, and Fulfillment
At this book launch, several STM authors present the possibility that Christian hope offers and the capacity of hope to respond to the challenges that life presents to us all.

John R. Sachs, S.J.

John R. Sachs, S.J. -  November 6, 2014

Called to Greater Love: Ignatian Spirituality for Today
This presentation highlights the key elements of Ignatian spirituality that flow from a vision of God that invites and empowers us to be a part of God’s ongoing labor in the world, God’s creative “work-in-progress.”

Sandra M. Schneiders, I.H.M.

Sandra M. Schneiders, I.H.M. - July 19, 2013

Encountering the Risen Jesus: Mary Magdalene as Prototype
This lecture was a part of the Fifth Annual St. Mary of Magdala Celebration.  Sr. Schneiders focuses on the role of Mary Magdalene in our understanding of how Jesus is encountered in post-Easter Christian life. 

Sr. Katarina Schuth, O.S.F.

Sr. Katarina Schuth, O.S.F. - March 21, 2011

Preparing to Serve: Seminary 2011
This lecture looks at the current state and potential future of the seminary.

Robert Schreiter, C.PP.S.

Robert Schreiter, C.PP.S. - April 16, 2009

The Road to Reconciliation
This keynote presentation for the symposium, "The Road to Reconciliation," discusses where we have come on the road to reconciliation, and whether this road is principally about healing the past or building the future.

Salvatore Sciurba, O.C.D.

Salvatore Sciurba, O.C.D. - February 6, 2010

Carmelite Authors 101: Br. Lawrence of the Resurrection
This lecture explores the faith story of Carmelite Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection.

Leong Seow

Leong Seow - March 19, 2009

Ethics in the Book of Job
This lecture explores the ethical perspectives represented in the Prologue of Job (Ch 1 and 2), assertions of Job (Ch 30 and 31), other important but less-noticed passages.

John Shea, O.S.A.

John Shea, O.S.A. - November 13, 2009

Called to Become an Adult Church
With copresenter Jane Regan, this Ministry Renewal Day considers two unique perspectives on embracing the God of adulthood as individuals and as communities of faith.

John Shea, O.S.A.

John Shea, O.S.A. - April 10, 2010

Spirituality and God: Midlife and Beyond
This keynote, shown on the Part 2 video of the "Living the Journey" conference, offers reflections on who we are as adults as we travel through the stages of aging, as well as the human experiences associated with midlife and growing older.

Myles Sheehan, S.J.

Myles Sheehan, S.J. - April 10, 2010

End of Life Issues: Spirituality and Aging
A breakout session for the conference "Living the Journey: Spirituality for the Second Half of Life," this presentation discusses the ways spirituality affects an approach to aging, decisions about health care, and considerations about the end of life.

Timothy P. Shriver

Timothy P. Shriver - September 26, 2013

Coworkers in the Vineyard: The Role of Catholic Laity in the Life of Public Service and Scholarship
This address is from the 2013 Vatican II Symposium celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and Boston College’s sesquicentennial.

Timothy P. Shriver

Michael Simone, S.J. - February 25, 2015

Reading the Hebrew Bible with Jesus
This lecture considers and demonstrates how the Hebrew Bible, or "Old Testament," can still serve as a powerful source of revelation for modern Christians.  

Celia Sirois

Celia Sirois - November 8, 2008

Who are you, Lord? Encountering Christ in the Gospels
The Gospels are filled with stories of people encountering Jesus.  In these encounters, Jesus became identified and known in different ways. Prof. Cirois and three other panelists name each Evangelist’s view of who Jesus is, and what that means for disciples and would-be disciples today.

Michael St. Clair

Michael St. Clair - April 10, 2010

Changes, Challenges, and Opportunities in Midlife and Beyond
A breakout session for the conference, "Living the Journey: Spirituality for the Second Half of Life," this presentation discusses some of the current changes we all face in American culture which us to develop techniques for dealing with external, physical, and mental change.

Thomas D. Stegman, S.J.

Thomas D. Stegman, S.J. - November 5, 2008

Who are you, Lord? Encountering Christ in the Gospels
In the many Gospel encounters, Jesus became identified and known in different ways. Four panelists discuss each Evangelist’s view of Jesus, and implications for discipleship.

Thomas D. Stegman, S.J.

Thomas D. Stegman, S.J. - March 23, 2012

John's Gospel: Holy Week & Easter Themes
With copresenter Daniel Harrington, S.J., this workshop focuses on problems and possibilities connected with John’s passion narrative.

Thomas D. Stegman, S.J.

Thomas D. Stegman, S.J. - March 13, 2015

Holy Ones, Called to Be Holy: St. Paul and “Life in the Spirit”
This workshop sets forth Paul's rich and inspiring portrayal of life in the Spirit.

Margaret O'Brien Steinfels

Margaret O'Brien Steinfels - April 2, 2011

Restoring Trust
The opening keynote lecture for the conference, "Healing God's People," this presentation maintains that restoring trust requires unprecedented truth-telling by Church leaders and greater accuracy in reporting by the media. 

John Sullivan, O.C.D.

John Sullivan, O.C.D. - December 4, 2010

Carmelite Authors 101: St. Theresa Bendicta of the Cross
This lecture reviews the life and writings of Edith Stein, a German philosopher, Jewish convert to Catholicism, and Carmelite nun, who was martyred in Auschwitz in 1942. 

John Sullivan, O.C.D.

Sue Swanson - February 26, 2010

Autism: Forming Faith through a Community of Inclusion
This workshop defines autism and offers guidance and practical strategies for those who encounter children or adults with autism.