The Heart of the University Retreat Series gives faculty and administrators of all faiths the opportunity for input and guided reflection. The series is co-sponsored by the Office of Mission and Ministry, and the Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership.
The second retreat, given by Dr. Justin Anderson on the theme of Mercy and Community: The Marvelous Exchanges of a Prodigal Father will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2015, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Chancellor’s Suite, Student Center.
In the parable of the Prodigal Son, Jesus presents a paradigm of mercy which restores communion in a family. By exploring the symbolism of a “Jubilee,” we explore mercy as a gift, trait, and journey, not only for individuals, but also for communities and for the Church. In this exploration, we find that – like the parable – it is not the son who is prodigal, so much as the Father’s love.
Justin M. Anderson, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Moral Theology in the School of Theology. He earned both his Ph.D. and M.Phil. from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Louvain). Dr. Anderson’s research focuses on conceptions of virtue, their relation to grace, and the role both play in ethics.
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