Center for Christian Spirituality

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The University of San Diego's Center for Christian Spirituality (CCS), the successor to the Institute for Christian Ministry (ICM), began in fall 2001. Both ICM and CCS have been partially funded by an endowment established by the Society of the Sacred Heart, United States province.

The Center has a fruitful history of experiences and events that include:

Major Lectures:

Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, OMI (2014) Prayer: Our Deepest Longing

Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM (2008) Be Not Afraid: Finding Courage for Social Justice in an Atmosphere of Fear.

Thich Nhat Hanh (2007) Walking Together in Peace.

Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, OMI (2007) Keeping A Peaceful Heart in a Challenging and Bitter Time.

Enrichment Opportunities:

One Border, One Body: Immigration and the Eucharist with Daniel G. Groody, CSC, Ph.D. (March 2014)

Spirituality and Life Choices: The Practice of Discernment.  A Retreat for Young Adults (January 2014)

Spirituality and Health Care  (Spring 2013)

Franciscan Spirituality of Letting Go with Larry Dolan, OFM (Fall 2012)

Law and Spirituality Seminars

Business Leadership and Spirituality Breakfast Seminars

Faces of Spirituality Series

Sign of the Times Dialogue:

  • The Change Agent As Artist: A Life of Promise and Peril
  • Option for the Poor
  • Simple Living - Necessity and Invitation
  • Elections 2008
  • Military Homecoming - the War Continues

Sandee Gutiérrez, Executive Assistant, 619-260-4784,

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin