Loyola at a Glance
Carter examines how to find God in all things in modern times
October 14, 2011
Loyola University New Orleans President Emeritus James Carter, S.J., Ph.D., will present a lecture titled, “Finding God in All Things” on Friday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. in Miller Hall, Room 114. The event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Loyola Institute for Ministry.
Carter, a nuclear physicist and physics professor, will explore a set of spiritual exercises developed by St. Ignatius Loyola in the 16th century that helped lead a person to deepen their spirituality, develop an engaged detachment in decision-making, and find God in all things.
Carter says that spiritual vision and openness to the knowledge of his day led Ignatius and the Jesuit order that he founded to become “contemplatives in action” as they addressed the questions and circumstances of their time.
His presentation puts the same exercises to the test in a contemporary context, asking how the journey to find God in all things would look today, given recent scientific discoveries and radical changes in a shifting society.
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