2016 Lenten Retreat

  • 27 Feb 2016
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Catholic Theological Union (5401 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60615)


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The Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago

invites members of the legal profession to:

2016 Lenten Day of Reflection


Please join us Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for a day of prayer, reflection and discussion with:

Fr. Donald Senior, C.P.

President Emeritus, Chancellor and Professor of New Testament Studies at the Catholic Theological Union

Fr. Donald Senior, C.P.The Day of Reflection will be held at the Catholic Theological Union Academic and Conference Center, located in Hyde Park at 5416 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago.

The Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago is very proud to announce that Father Donald Senior, C.P. will be conducting our 2016 Lenten Day of Reflection. Father Senior is the President Emeritus, Chancellor and Professor of New Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Father Senior is also the past President of the Association of Theological Schools of the United States and Canada. In 2001, Pope John Paul II appointed him as a member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, and Pope Benedict

XVI reappointed him to the Commission in 2006 and 2008. He is the General Editor of the Catholic Study Bible (Oxford University Press, 1990), and has authored numerous books and articles on the Bible. He is a world renowned lecturer and commentator.

The retreat day will explore the biblical foundations for this beautiful expression of Pope Francis as he inaugurated this coming “Year of Mercy.” As Catholics we are invited to reflect on God’s mercy as the very heart of our Christian faith. As Catholics committed to the practice of law and the pursuit of justice we are called to see our vocation in the light of the gospel.

The retreat day presentations will center on two key focal points of the New Testament and its teaching on mercy: Jesus’ own mission of mercy, particularly as highlighted by the Gospel of Luke (the Gospel selected in the Lectionary for the Sunday readings this coming year) and Paul’s conception of the Christian life as “being in Christ,” that is, etched by the compassion and unconditional love exemplified by the Crucified and Risen Christ.

Confession will be made available before Mass which will be celebrated before lunch. Continental breakfast, lunch and free parking in the CTU’s adjacent garage are included with registration. For further information and to register visit www.clgretreat.org or contact Bill Castle at (773) 787-8783.