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Finding God in Unsettled Times: Conference on Ignatian Spirituality

June 29, 2012 through July 1, 2012

The next major conference to be sponsored by The Jesuit Collaborative will be held at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, MD, June 29 - July 1, 2012. Major conferences have been held in the past at Fordham University, Fairfield University, and St. Joseph's University.
See the conference page for more details. 


Click here for a printable PDF.

30th Annual Cosmos & Creation Conference

Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10, 2012

Celia Deane-Drummond, Ph.D., Professor Theology, Notre Dame University.

Please visit http://www.loyola.edu/cosmosandcreation for more details.

Jesuit Historical Sites of Maryland Tour - Friday, May 11

Join us for a tour of the Jesuit historic sites of Maryland to explore the important role the Society of Jesus played in the founding of Maryland during the 17th century on Friday, May 11. The community the Jesuits formed among the settlers and Indians is an interesting and significant component of the religious history of the United States.

Jack Breihan, Ph.D., professor of history, will be your tour guide as you visit St. Ignatius Church, St. Thomas Manor, and St. Clement's Island State Park and Museum. Registration is $35 per person and includes private bus accommodations, breakfast, and lunch.

For more information and to register, please click here.

Download Voyage to Maryland by Fr. Tim Brown, SJ as a companion piece for the tour.

Lunchtime Discussions of Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited

This semester’s topic for our lunch discussions is the much loved novel by Waugh, Brideshead Revisited. Many are likely familiar with the British television series from the `80’s which lovingly recreated the book for screen.

The novel is most basically about the fate of Catholicism in the modern era but is also a heady mix of class, family, love, decay and betrayal. Amidst the drama of the book, Waugh mediates on social and political ideas connected to property, place, individualism, sexuality, art, capital, land, community, and opportunity.

We shall have three meetings this spring.

  • March 1: Brian Murray, Writing Department, on the Catholic literature of Waugh’s period. He’ll set up the context of the book. College Center 107
  • March 20: John Peck, Philosophy Department, on the Catholic ideas present in the novel. College Center 105
  • April 24: Graham McAleer, Philosophy Department, on the relationship of the book to Catholic social thought. College Center 105

Email Graham McAleer with your interest (gmcaleer@loyola.edu) so he can buy the books and send a copy to you in advance. As in previous years, discussion leaders introduce basic themes/background but then invite open discussion.

All sessions start at noon and conclude round 1:15. Lunch is served.

Hope you can make it! If you have questions, please email Graham McAleer (gmcaleer@loyola.edu)