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Below is a listing of events held at the University of San Diego (USD) and the larger San Diego Community that are highlighted.

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JULY 21-22-23, 2014
625 South Nardo Avenue, Solana Beach, California  92075
To Pre-register, contact 858-755-2545 ext. 107 or
The parish is a community of communities, a sanctuary where the thirsty come to drink
in the midst of their journey, and a center of constant missionary outreach.—Pope Francis
Are you looking for a way to bring the Joy of the Gospel into your life?
You are invited to participate in an inspiring mission led by Jack Jezreel, founder and president of JustFaith
Ministries. Over three evenings, we will explore the invitation to renew our commitment to our faith, to our church, and to our neighbors.
 Taking the lead from our Pope, Mr. Jezreel will break open Francis’ call to be- come a Church that warms hearts and heals lives.
Mission Presentations
♣ An Abundant Love: Our care of each other—and for all people, especially the poor and vulnerable—is an invitation anchored not in guilt, but in gratitude, passion and hope.
♣ An Abundant Life: The second evening continues to expand on the meaning of Jesus’ words and mis- sion by considering the life and the deep satisfaction that comes with a commitment to the care of all our sisters and brothers.
♣ An Abundant Mission: St. Francis and Pope Francis— What do their messages means for the 21st Century parish?
This parish mission really has a mission:
To invite us all to be part of God’s healing, restoring work in the world!
Jack Jezreel, M.Div., is the Founder and President of JustFaith Ministries, an organization dedicated to creating and supporting formation processes that inspire commitment to social ministry. He is a popular and well-traveled speaker and teacher, sometimes introduced as a “Johnny Appleseed” of the U.S. Church’s social mission.  In 2006, he received the prestigious Harry A. Fagan Award for his unique contribution to the Church’s social mission. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, Maggie. They have three adult daughters.

Darwin and the God of Love

In "Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love” theologian Elizabeth Johnson CSJ embraces the task of showing how Christian theology can speak productively with Darwin’s theory of evolution.  This book begins with the question, “What is the theological meaning of the natural world of life?”
Johnson’s book is a sustained dialogue between science and theology and she notes that although each discipline answers different questions, both are bearers of important truth about the world. Her specific dialogue partners are Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species” and the Nicene Creed.
This course will take place on Thursdays, 1:30 -3:30 pm, September 11 – November 13   at The Spiritual Ministry Center, 4822 Del Mar Ave, San Diego CA 92107.
Contact Sr. Bunny Flick  to enroll: 619-224-9444 or
Cost $100 plus purchase of the book Ask the Beasts:Darwin and the God of Love by Elizabeth Johnson, Bloomsbury Publishing 2014.

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