Join Father Dan Horan, OFM in the Library on Sunday evening, November 19th at 7:15pm immediately following our 6pm Liturgy. Refreshments will be served and invite a friend.
Nearly every one of Jesus’s post-Resurrection appearances includes the exhortation for his disciples to ‘Be Not Afraid!’ And yet, we live in a world in which fear is a constant threat to Christian discipleship, to our becoming instruments of God’s peace, love, and justice in the world. This presentation looks at how to respond to a culture that promotes fear of the ‘other,’ especially those who are different in race, gender, religion, nationality, or language of birth. Drawing on the Gospels as well as wisdom figures including Pope Francis, Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, and Óscar Romero, we will examine how to embrace trust in God and discipleship amid a culture of fear and violence.
Daniel P. Horan, OFM, is a Franciscan friar, Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and the author of several books including the award-winning The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton (2014), God is Not Fair and other Reasons for Gratitude (2016), and Daybreaks: Daily Reflections for Advent and Christmas (2017). His next book, due out Spring 2018, is titled All God’s Creatures: A Theology of Creation. Learn more at DanHoranOFM.com
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