Maryknoll 2014 Mission Symposium--Going Forth with Joy: Mission in the Spirit of Jesus and Pope Francis

Maryknoll 2014 Mission Symposium

Going Forth with Joy: Mission in the Spirit of Jesus and Pope Francis

Join us for this extraordinary mission symposium with esteemed mission theologian Fr. Anthony Gittins.  

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The words "mission" and "evangelization" are two of the most important -- and sometimes misunderstood -- notions that are foundational to the Church.  Join us as we probe their meaning as we look to Pope Francis and his apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Guadium as a road map.  

Accepting Jesus' invitation to carry on his mission means creating and living a culture of encounter.  Fr Gittins will guide us in exploring the essential discipleship themes of pilgrimage, accompanying the poor, working in the margins and crossing borders.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
9 am to 3 pm |  Lunch Included

Maryknoll Regional Mission House
St. John the Baptist Parish
16642 Ashland Ave. | San Lorenzo, CA  94580

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Suggested Donation $40 

Limited Overnight Accommodation Available

Anthony Gittins, C.S.Sp.

M.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Edinburgh; Study: University of Cambridge

Professor Emeritus, Catholic Theological Union
Professor Dr. Anthony Gittins has taught Theology and Cultural Anthropology at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago since 1984. He has held the Bishop Ford Chair of Mission Theology, and is currently Professor of Theology and Culture.

Born in Manchester (England) and a member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans) he was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1967. He subsequently earned M.A.s in both Linguistics and Social Anthropology, and later a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. In the 1988 and 1991 he was a Visiting Research Scholar at the University of Cambridge and then the University of Oxford, England.

In his teaching, Gittins touches the interface between the social sciences and theological disciplines. He has taught, lectured, offered workshops or given retreats in more than thirty countries from Africa to the Pacific.

He is the author of fifteen books on theological and anthropological topics, and on mission and spirituality. Most recently, Ministry At The Margins: Strategy and Spirituality for Mission (Orbis, 2002); A Presence That Disturbs: A Call to Radical Discipleship (Liguori, 2002); Come, Follow Me: The Commandments of Jesus (Liguori, 2004); Where There’s Hope, There’s Life. Women’s Stories and Practical Theology (Liguori, 2006); and Called to be Sent: Co-Missioned as Disciples Today (Liguori, 2008).

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