“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.
October 11, 2018 - TESTAROSSA Winery, located at the former Novitiate Winery in Los Gatos, Calif., hosted a 130th Anniversary luncheon commemorating the 1st harvest of grapes at the Novitiate Winery, October 11, 1888. TESTAROSSA owners, Rob & Diana Jensen invited the Sacred Heart Jesuit Community and Staff for wine tasting and buffet lunch.
October 9, 2018 - Father Robert Joseph Schlim, SJ, longtime teacher in Spokane schools, died at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California, October 3, 2017. He was 90 years of age, 68 years a Jesuit, and 56 years a priest.
September 30, 2018 - Jesuit Scholastics studying Philosophy spend their first summer on service immersion programs. The rural villages of Alakanuk, Bethel and Newtok in western Alaska were the frontier destinations for Shane Liesegang, SJ, John Meyers, SJ, Jason McCreery, SJ, Raymond Parcon, SJ, and James Millikan, SJ. Their mission was to contribute their talents wherever needed.
September 17, 2018 - Ms. Kim Cavnar, Principal of St. Francis Xavier School, received Loyola University of Chicago’s 2018 Damen Award from the Institute of Pastoral Studies on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.
September 12, 2018 - Father Michael J. Mandala, SJ, emeritus president of Verbum Dei High School, Los Angeles, died September 9, 2018 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California. He suffered from pancreatic cancer. He was 71 years of age and had been a member of the Jesuit Order for 54 years, 41 years a priest.
September 5, 2018 - Father John J. (“Hex”) Kindall, SJ, longtime high school teacher/principal and pastor in schools and parishes throughout the Pacific Northwest, died August 25, 2018 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California. He was 91 years of age, a Jesuit for 74 years, and 61 years a priest.
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