2015 Mary Milligan, R.S.H.M. Lecture in Spirituality featuring Ron Rolheiser, O.M.I
"Spiritual Maturity: Blessing Others as the Ultimate Mark and Fruit of Maturity"
Many analysts today suggest that our hunger for blessing is perhaps the deepest hunger inside the human soul. What does it mean to bless another person? What does it mean to be blessed? What are the consequences of not having been generously blessed? This lecture will examine blessing from a biblical, theological, and anthropological perspective and propose that both our maturity and our capacity for delight in life are inextricably tied to whether we have been blessed and whether we are blessing others.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | 7 p.m.
Loyola Marymount University
Roski Dining Room
Reception immediately following in the Marymount Institute for Faith, Culture, and the Arts (UNH 3002)
About Ron Rolheiser
Father Ron entered the novitiate of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate and professed his First Vows in September 1966. Ordained to the priesthood in 1972, Ron continued his education, receiving a B.A. (University of Ottawa, 1969), B.Th. (Newman Theological College, 1973), M.A. (University of San Francisco, 1974), M.R.Sc. (University of Louvain, 1982) and Ph.D/STD (University of Louvain, 1982). During and after his own studies, he taught theology and philosophy at Newman Theological College, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Father Ron is in demand and well known as speaker. Keeping an active speaking schedule, his retreats and workshops have inspired many. Along with his academic knowledge in systematic theology and philosophy, he has become a popular speaker in the areas of contemporary spirituality and religion and the secular world. Oblate Communications has produced fourteen DVDs of his retreats that are well loved for both individual and group use.