Susan is a spiritual director and has significant experience in giving retreats and other programs of spiritual formation as well as in offering individual spiritual direction. She is the author of Growing in Love and Wisdom: Tibetan Buddhist Sources for Christian Meditation (Oxford 2013) and of the blog, Creo en Dios! She also blogs at Mirror of Justice, a group blog devoted to the development of Catholic Legal Theory. Prior to moving to Minneapolis in 2007, Susan was a member of the adjunct ministerial staff of St. Ignatius Retreat House in New York. She currently serves as Director of the Office for Spirituality at the University of St. Thomas.
Susan shares her reflections on her journey with God on her blog, in podcasts and videos, in group talks and retreats, and in print and online articles. To find out where you can hear her in person, take a look at the page of upcoming speaking engagements.
Where to Find Me in Lent
Here are some of the programs I will be giving during this Lent 2017.
In the Desert with Jesus – Why not take a weekend to be with Jesus during this Lent? I will be presenting a weekend silent retreat for men and women at Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo MN, March 17-19. We will walk with Jesus in the desert and, by so doing, get more deeply in touch with our own desires and longings, our temptations, our weaknesses, and our strengths. Registration information is here.
Healing Divisions: Engaging the Beatitudes in Our Time – What do the Beatitudes say to us today, both individually and collectively? How might living in the Beatitudes help heal the divisions of our world? Janice Andersen and I will help us reflect on these questions at a Lenten Day of Retreat sponsored by City House on March 25 and held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in NE Minneapolis. Registration information here.
Lent Bible Study on Discipleship – Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church is hosting a three-session Lent Bible Study. I will be leading the second of those on March 26, focusing on what we learn from Jesus about what discipleship looks like – what we learn from both what he said and from his example. The Sunday before, Fr. Dan Griffith will talk about Jesus’ call, and the week after my talk, Diane Millis will talk about how we respond to God’s call. All sessions are from 9:45-11:00.
Lent: Journey of Sorrow, Journey of Love – When we enter into the mind and heart of Jesus as he moves toward his passion and death, we find both suffering and love – and we need to be in both of those places with him. On March 29, I will lead a retreat day on this theme for the University of St. Thomas’ Selim Center for Learning in the Later Years. More information and registration link here.
Feel free to contact me with questions about any of the foregoing. I hope you can join us for one or more of these offerings if you are in the neighborhood.