CCS Events

Below is a listing of events directly sponsored or co-sponsored by CCS.


Upcoming Events

"Seeing Into the Middle of Things: On Being a Catholic Writer"
with Ron Hansen, Fiction Writer

Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:00pm
The University of San Diego
Warren Auditorium, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall (MRH)
Free and open to the public.
Kindly RSVP here

Ron Hansen is a world renowned novelist, screenwriter and essayist.  His faith and his fiction are intimately tied together in a dual vocations of writer and ordained deacon in the Catholic church.   He will speak about how seeing into the middle of things is both the joy and obligation for all of us who consider ourselves attuned to the various signatures of God in the world.

Hansen is the author of numerous novels and short story collections, including Mariette in Ecstasy, Nebraska, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, and most recently, A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion.  He is also the author of A Stay Against Confusion: Essays on Faith and Fiction.  

Co-sponsors include the Department of English, and the Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture.

Dessert reception and book signing to follow.

Additional event:
Cropper Reading with Ron Hansen
Friday, March 4, 2016 at 7pm
Warren Auditorium, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
Free and open to the public


A Faith that Does Justice: A Series in Ignatian Spirituality
with Peter Gyves, SJ

March 21-May 2, 2016 (7 Sessions)
Mondays form 6pm-8:10pm
All sessions will be held in Maher Hall, Room 205
Cost: $50
Registration deadline is March 1st
Register online for the Ignatian Spirituality sessions.

Explore this deep spiritual tradition with Peter Gyves, a Jesuit priest and pediatrician by training.  Learn the powerful tools of Ignatian discernment and prayer that can help you join in God's desire to transform the world into one that is more responsive to the needs of all of God's people.  People from all faith traditions, as well as those who claim no particular tradition, are welcome.


Mary and Francis of Assisi: Close Companions on a Lenten Journey
with Michael Higgins, TOR  (Franciscan School of Theology in Oceanside)

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 7:00pm
The University of San Diego
Salomon Hall, Maher Hall
Free and open to the public
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The Center for Christian Spirituality is pleased to welcome The Franciscan Vision Series from their usual location at the Franciscan School of Theology in Oceanside.  This talk will present insights for your Lenten journey on the unique way St. Francis revered Mary.

Contact Information

Center for Christian Spirituality
Founders Hall 186F
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4784
Fax: (619) 260-7905