We are pleased to present a summer weekend retreat with Fr. Richard Hauser, SJ, STL, Ph.D.
The aim of our retreat is to develop a deeper understanding of the dynamics of personal prayer in order to improve the quality of our own prayer. Special emphasis will be placed on the role of the Holy Spirit in Christian Spirituality and in Personal Prayer.
Topics covered will include:
- orientation to contemporary spirituality, nature and the role of prayer in Christian living;
- practical methods of prayer including scriptural prayer, centering prayer and mantra prayer
- difficulties met in trying to pray
- and also growth in prayer
Participants are urged to prepare for retreat by reading Fr. Hauser’s book In His Spirit: A Guide to Today’s Spirituality (Beacon Press or Paulist Press). The book will also be available for purchase in our bookstore. Matthew Kelly, motivational speaker, author, business consultant, and founder of Dynamic Catholic, recently listed In His Spirit as one of his top ten favorite books!
Check-in begins at 3pm, dinner is served at 6pm and the retreat will begin at 7:00pm.
Fr. Hauser, a member of the Society of Jesus, was ordained in 1968 and received his licentiate in Sacred Theology from St. Louis University in 1968 and then his doctorate in Religion and Religious Education from The Catholic University of America in 1973. He has been at Creighton University in Omaha since 1972, has served as chair of the Department of Theology, director of the Graduate Programs in Christian Spirituality and rector of the Jesuit Comunity. Fr. Hauser is currently professor emeritus of theology, assistant to the president for mission and associate director of the Master’s Program in Christian Spirituality. He has published numerous articles on theology and spirituality and has authored three books: In His Spirit: A Guide to Today’s Spirituality (Beacon Press, 2011, and Paulist Press, 1982); Moving in the Spirit: Becoming a Contemplative in Action (Paulist Press, 1986); and Finding God in Troubled Times (Loyola Press, 2002).