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Overview - Finding God in Unsettled Times


Building on the success of past conferences at Fordham University [2009], Fairfield University [2007], and St. Joseph’s University [2004], Finding God In Unsettled Times: Conference on Ignatian Spirituality continues the vital work of The Jesuit Collaborative.  The conference will be held June 29 – July 1, 2012 on the campus of Loyola University Maryland.  
See Workshop Descriptions below to help with making your choices for registration.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. You are still welcome to register on-site for the conference as a day participant.  Please come to the lobby of Flannery O'Connor Hall (see Campus Map link below). Saturday registration begins at 8am.  The Morning Prayer on Saturday begins at 9:15am, with the first Keynote talk at 9:30am.


Can we find God in unsettled times, in times of seemingly unbearable distress? And if so, how? What if we are experiencing unemployment, illness, incarceration, the challenges of young adulthood, the evil of genocide, war, poverty, homelessness, the uncertainties of being an immigrant, a church in crisis, raising a family in our contemporary society, the ups and downs of high school, living as a refugee, mental illness, the death of a loved one?

Ignatius lived in unsettled times. The world around him was experiencing the Protestant Reformation, major wars, religious and ethnic persecutions, revolutions in astronomy and science, colonization, slavery, and plague. And Ignatius himself experienced the loss of loved ones, career upheaval, financial uncertainty, severe physical injury, near-death illness, persecution, incarceration, and the profound unsettledness that comes when one faces one’s own sinfulness.

Centuries later, we find ourselves in unsettled times that are different and yet much the same. The Jesuit Collaborative invites you to learn about Ignatius’s Spiritual Exercises, a time-tested way of finding God, and to journey with us as we seek to find God in unsettled times, in these times, at all times, always.