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Louis Savary, PhD, STD, former Jesuit, to speak at Dominican Center

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Louis Savary shares insights into the work of St. Ignatius re-envisioned with Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's powerful integration of faith and science
Speaker, Louis Savary, PhD, STD

Speaker, Louis Savary, PhD, STD

Map to free parking at Dominican Center

Map to free parking at Dominican Center

Dominican Center at Marywood  will host LOUIS SAVARY, PhD, STD  (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor), author of The New Spiritual Exercises: In the Spirit of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin for three separate programs from May 1 - May 3. He will offer a program on Thursday, May 1 that will explore the  words of Jesus in His own language of Aramaic. In addition, Savary will offer programs that will benefit Spiritual Directors. You need not be a Spiritual Director to attend, and registration is open to the general public. Savary  will share his language, prayer forms and spiritual insights into the work of St. Ignatius re-envisioned with Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's powerful integration of faith and science.

"Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was a Jesuit paleontologist who worked to understand evolution and faith. He was born May 1, 1881, and died on April 10, 1955. Between these days Teilhard fully participated in a life that included priesthood, living and working in the front lines of war, field work exploring the early origins of the human race, and adventurous travels of discovery in the backlands of China. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin also participated fully in an intellectual life through the development of his imaginative, mystical writings on the evolutionary nature of the world and the cosmos." (ignatian spirituality)

Savary  (pictured at right)  will present all three programs on the Marywood campus - see map to campus and free parking at right .  Please register by phone at the DCM front desk (616.514.3325), or you may register online from the links below for any of the specific detailed programs:


May 1, 2014:
Presenter: Louis M. Savary, PhD, STD
Day/Date/Time: Thursday, May 1: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Location: Aquinata Hall Chapel
Aramaic was the language Jesus actually spoke to his disciples and the crowds. Since the four gospels were written in Greek, then translated into Latin and eventually into English and other modern languages, we may have lost some of what Jesus actually meant. As you explore the words of Jesus in Aramaic, you will have many surprises. You will see that it's almost like a "hidden gospel" that has been finally revealed to us. It may even seem, in some cases, as though we have never before really understood what Jesus actually said or meant,
Cost: $10.00.  Additional Information and/or Online Registration: Click Here

Louis Savary, the author of The New Spiritual Exercises: In the Spirit of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, will share with us his language, prayer forms, and spiritual insights into the work of St. Ignatius re-envisioned with Chardin’s powerful integration of faith and science. His work is compelling and transformative. There will be a strong emphasis on the grace of God in the on-going project of creation and union with God through the cosmic Christ. For all those who love the Exercises, Teilhard de Chardin and the evolving universe of love, come and taste the depths of spirituality.
$25.00 for Friday Only – 086-080 || Info/Register Friday only: Click Here
$55.00 for Saturday Only 086-106 || Info/Register for Saturday only: Click Here
$75.00 for both Friday/Saturday – 086-081 || Info/Register Friday & Saturday : Click Here


Louis Savary, PhD,STD, a former Jesuit and expert on the spirituality of Jesuit Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, is the author of many books; including recently, The Divine Milieu Explained (2008), The New Spiritual Exercises in the Spirit of Teilhard de Chardin, (2011) and Finding Your Unique Life Purpose: A Companion to the New Spiritual Exercises (2014). He holds a Ph.D. in mathematical statistics applied to the behavioral sciences, and a STD (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor) in spirituality. He was a Jesuit for 30 years. He has been on the adjunct faculty at six universities, and has lectured and led workshops on spirituality for over 40 years. He has co-authored eight books with his wife, Patricia H. Berne, PhD,, most recently You Are God’s Gift to the World, an inspirational book helping people find their life purpose.

If you need more information, directions, or have additional questions, please contact the Dominican Center front desk at 616.514.3325.

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