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Advent Mission/ Retreat - The Birth of the Love of God
Presented by Fr. David C. Robinson, S.J.




Schedule:

Monday, December 1: Living the Life of the Beloved of God (based on the work of Henri Nouwen)--In order to flourish in, and share, the love of God, we must first come to realize that we are truly God's beloved.

Mass: 7:45 AM, Hospitality: 8:30 AM  Mission: 9:00AM  
Mass: 6:00 PM, Hospitality: 6:30 PM  Mission: 7:00PM  
 
Tuesday, December 2: Mary: the Gateway for God's Love in our World--Mary's connection to the fulfillment of God's promise to the people of Israel opened her life to the unique gift of the birth of Jesus.

Mass: 7:45 AM, Hospitality: 8:30 AM  Mission: 9:00AM
Mass: 6:00 PM, Hospitality: 6:30 PM  Mission: 7:00PM
 
Wednesday, December 3: Jesus: The Love of God as Living Companion--Jesus is not simply a divine manifestation of God's infinite love; he is the living reality of that love in the particulars of each day and the uniqueness of each person.

Mass: 7:45 AM, Hospitality: 8:30 AM  Mission: 9:00AM  
Mass: 6:00 PM, Hospitality: 6:30 PM  Mission: 7:00PM

 



Rev. David C. Robinson, S.J.
Fr. Robinson was born and raised in Billerica, Massachusetts, in the historic shadow of Lexington and Concord. After completing undergraduate studies at Boston University, he went to UC Berkeley for graduate work in English Literature. His spiritual journey then led him to migrate ‘across the road' to the Jesuit School of Theology and the Graduate Theological Union, immediately north of the Cal campus, where he commenced an odyssey of exploration in varied areas of philosophical studies, biblical literature and languages, systematic theology, and the sociology and anthropology of religion. After entering the Society of Jesus in 1982, he began a decades-long connection to ministry in the Latino community, as well as pursuing advanced studies in music. He earned his Ph.D. in Theology and the Arts from the Graduate Theological Union in 1995.
 
On the professional front, he spent nearly fifteen years at the University of San Francisco at the College of Professional Studies, in the areas of Interdisciplinary Studies, Academic Administration, and Educational Mission and Spirituality. From 2007 to 2009, he was Director of the Nestucca Sanctuary Spirituality Center on the Oregon coast. His ministry at the Loyola Institute for Spirituality includes liturgical work with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, support for Latino community groups, Ignatian pedagogy workshops for professors at Jesuit Universities, and spirituality and the arts projects focused on music, photography, and website development.

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