Weekend Retreat on Marian Devotion
Walking with Mary towards Her Son
The Second Vatican Council recognized in Mary the image of the perfect disciple. In this retreat, we shall go to that sure source of inspiration and prayerfully meditate and reflect on various episodes of the life of Mary as well as various titles given to her by the faithful through the centuries, including Mary, the undoer of Knots.
The Presentation of Mary in the Temple: Becoming susceptible to the Word of God
The Annunciation: When opportunity meets preparedness
The Preaching of the Kingdom: What a mother has to put up with
The crucifixion: Life takes courage and hope
The Assumption, the crowning of Mary queen of heaven and her image as undoer of knots: What patience, faith, and fortitude can accomplish
Father Michael Maher, SJ
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Michael Maher entered the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) in 1975. Fr. Maher followed a typical course of Jesuit formation that included humanities, philosophy and theology interspersed with various teaching assignments which included teaching 7th and 8th grade science to Native Americans in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, English at Sogong University in Korea, religion to boys in Omaha, Nebraska as well as teaching positions at Marquette University and Saint Louis University.
A few years after ordination, he began doctoral studies at the University of Minnesota majoring in early modern European history with additional studies in Chinese History. Fr. Maher has co-edited a book on confraternities and written several articles and book chapters dealing with the implementation and influence of Jesuit practices on various groups. In recognition of his scholarship, Fr. Kolvenbach, then superior general of the Jesuits, appointed Fr. Maher to the Jesuit Historical Institute. Fr. Maher holds this membership and held former positions as associate professor of History at Gonzaga University as well as chair of the department of History and the Director of Catholic Studies.
Father now teaches and resides at Marquette University.
Presenter: Fr. Michael MaherEvent Website
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