CCS Events

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

Upcoming Events

The Center for Christian Spirituality Religious of the Sacred Heart Lecture AND THE Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture 2015 Switgall Lecture

The Name of God is Relationship with Daniel Horan, OFM
Monday, November 9, 2015, 7 p.m.

University of San Diego
5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA 92110

Tickets $10
USD students and employees are FREE with USD ID card

While some philosophers claim that the name of God is “pure being” and some theologians claim that the primary name of God is “the good,” Fr. Daniel Horan, OFM suggests that the name of God is best understood as “relationship.” Beginning with the way that God reveals who God is to humanity throughout Scripture and moving to take a deeper look at what the wisdom of St. Francis of Assisi and the spiritual tradition that bears his name tells us about God, this lecture encourages contemporary women and men to reconsider how they imagine their Creator and renew their understanding of faith in the modern world.

Daniel P. Horan, OFM, is a Franciscan friar of Holy Name Province (The New York province), a columnist for America magazine, and the author of several books including, most recently, The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton: A New Look at the Spiritual Influence on his Life, Thought, and Writing (2014) and Dating God: Live and Love in the Way of St. Francis (2012). He is the author of dozens of scholarly and popular articles in journals and a frequent lecturer and retreat director around North America and Europe.

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Awaken to a New Way of Living Your Faith: A Weekend Retreat with Peter W. Gyves, SJ, MD

Friday, November 6, 2015 from 7 pm - 9 pm
and Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 9 am - 5 pm

French Parlor, Founders Hall, University of San Diego

COST:     $40 until Oct. 20th, $50 from Oct. 21-Nov. 6

St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), developed the Spiritual Exercises to transform people’s lives through a personal experience of God in the ordinariness of their lives.

We invite you to a weekend retreat where your heart and mind will be transformed to an awakening that recognizes your personal salvation is interwoven into the fabric of God’s larger plan for the salvation of all humankind.

You will experience the Ignatian principles of gratitude for the giftedness of your life, the call to a discipleship with Jesus that engages reality, the hardships that such a commitment can evoke, and the joy of knowing the promise of eternal life in the fullness of God’s love. You will also discover that it is God’s love, compassion, and sense of justice that calls you to do your part to make more present the kingdom of God in our world today.

This retreat is open to all people of good will regardless of religious belief.

(A free will offering will be suggested at the end of the retreat for the work of A Faith that Does Justice at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in San Diego.)

Contact Information

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

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