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Rev. Richard Rohr talks on bridging divides

Loyola press release - April 4, 2011

Franciscan priest and widely known author and speaker the Rev. Richard Rohr will explore ways to seek out the presence of God in daily life in a lecture at Loyola University New Orleans. The event will be held Wednesday, April 6, at 6 p.m. in Monroe Hall’s Nunemaker Auditorium.

The lecture is free for Loyola students, faculty and staff. The cost is $20 for the general public. Advance purchase and registration is recommended at www.thescl.net. Tickets may also be purchased at the door 30 minutes prior to the event.

Rohr will speak about how living “in the Presence” can help heal wounds and build bridges to span the divides in our conflicted world. Many principles discussed will be taken from his recent book, "The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See." Rohr's lecture will provide an opportunity for interfaith dialogue, Catholic apologetics, and healing in New Orleans.

Rohr’s travels have recently taken him to Europe, Australia and New Zealand teaching on such themes as adult Christianity, politics and spirituality, embracing the role of prophet in the modern world and the presence of the Eternal.

He is perhaps best known for starting the Center for Action and Contemplation and through his many recorded teachings. He is a regular contributing writer for Sojourners and Tikkun magazines. The event is sponsored by the Loyola Institute for Ministry.

For more information, contact Francis Coolidge, Ph.D., at fpcoolid@loyno.edu or 504-865-3957.

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