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Bannan Institute Retreats: Robert W. Scholla, S.J. | Why Do We Suffer? An Ignatian Day of Prayer and Reflection

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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Given the Bannan Institute’s theme, What Good Is God? this day of reflection will attend to the related perennial human question: “Why do we suffer?” Utilizing methods and insights from Ignatius of Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises, participants will have opportunities for personal prayer and communal reflection, as we attend to the reality of human suffering and to the liberating and compassionate response of God.

Robert W. Scholla, S.J. is the Bannan Faculty Fellow in the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education at Santa Clara University. Rob holds a doctorate in Fundamental Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Although passionate about classroom work and having taught for almost forty years, over the years Rob’s pastoral labor has brought him to serve families seeking healing from domestic violence and young people in juvenile detention. For twenty-five years Rob has regularly offered Ignatian retreats and engaged in spiritual ministries. Having completed his term as rector of the Jesuit Community at Loyola Marymount University, Rob happily returns to service at Santa Clara.


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