In the Steps of Ignatius: Ignatian Spirituality for Men

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A Catastrophe of Grace:

Living out authentic kinship with those in need

A Lunch Conversation with Fr. Gary Smith, S.J.

SATURDAY, November 3, 2018

12:00 - 1:00 pM Lunch

St. joseph parish center, seattle


About this program

Join other men for this lunch conversation with Fr. Gary Smith, SJ to explore further how an Ignatian lens can help us to discern with whom we are called to be in closer relationship and how we might take further steps from separation to solidarity with those most in need. Vince Herberholt, Facilitator.

about the presenter

Gary Smith, SJ, has been a member of the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus since 1959, and has spent his ministerial life in service to people in poverty and on the margins of society.  His pastoral work in North America has included ministering with inmates in Toronto, working as a community organizer in Oakland, directing a drop-in center in Tacoma, and doing street ministry for eight years in the Old Town section of Portland, Oregon.  Fr. Smith kept a journal of his ministry experiences with the residents of Old Town, which was published as Radical Compassion: Finding Christ in the Heart of the Poor. In 2000, he began to work with Sudanese refugees in Uganda as part of Jesuit Refugee Service, and continued to work with refugees in East and southern Africa and in Greece for six years. Again, Smith kept a journal and published his African experiences in They Come Back Singing: Finding God with the Refugees. He currently lives in Portland, continuing to minister to the incarcerated and people facing homelessness and addiction.  

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