“Science, Religion, and Beauty in the Stars” Retreat
Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ, appointed by Pope
Francis as the director of the Vatican Observatory in 2015, will be presenting
a retreat, “Science, Religion, and Beauty in the Stars,” at The Jesuit Retreat
Center in Los Altos, Feb. 17-19, 2017.
From the opening of Genesis to the most recent
encyclical of Pope Francis, our belief in a creator has meant that we believe
God "reveals Himself in the things He has made" (to quote St. Paul).
By looking at beauty in both nature and in the science that lets us understand
nature we ask: What is God revealing
The non-silent retreat for men and women will
expand on topics first raised in a presentation at the University of Southern
California Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies in April 2016. Click here for more information or to register for the retreat.
Consolmagno, in addition to his role as director of the Vatican Observatory, is
president of the Vatican Observatory Foundation. A native of Detroit, he earned
undergraduate and masters' degrees from MIT, and a PhD in planetary science
from the University of Arizona. He was a researcher at Harvard and MIT, served
in the U.S. Peace Corps (Kenya), and taught university physics before entering
the Jesuits in 1989.
unique perspective as both a scientist and a man of faith, Br. Consolmagno was
awarded the Carl Sagan Medal from the American Astronomical Society (AAS) for his
diverse methods of reaching the public and for his achievements, including his
numerous books and speaking engagements in both Europe and the United States.
Gonzaga University has hired Jacob H. Rooksby, JD, PhD, as the new dean of Gonzaga University School of Law. He will start his term on June 1. Rooksby succeeds Dean Jane Korn, who began her tenure in 2011.
Brother Richard J. Devine, SJ, longtime missionary to Japan, entered into God’s peace in Tokyo April 10. He was 83. Originally a member of the California Province, he transferred to the Province of Japan.
Father Francis “Frank” Goodman Hernandez, SJ, longtime teacher of physics and computer science at Jesuit High School, Carmichael, Calif., entered into God’s peace April 11 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos.
Kate Hannick, a Seattle University junior and economics and public affairs double major, has been named a 2018 Truman Scholar, one of only 59 selected this year by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.
Psychology doctoral student Liliana Campos Ramales won’t graduate for another two years, but she already knows the types of patients she wants to work with as a psychologist – undocumented residents who face constant fear of being discovered and deported.
Gonzaga University will welcome eight new Act Six Scholars to the incoming class of 2022. The urban and community leaders from Spokane and the Tacoma-Seattle area will receive full-tuition, full-need, four-year scholarships as members of the latest Act Six cohort.
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