Twilight Retreat | Fear: The Enemy of Christian Discipleship

Fr. Daniel Horan, OFM

Nearly every one of Jesus’s post-Resurrection appearances includes the exhortation for his disciples to “Be Not Afraid!” And yet, we live in a world in which fear is a constant threat to following Christ—to our becoming instruments of God’s peace, love, and justice in the world. This presentation looks at how to respond to a culture that promotes fear of the “other,” especially those who are different in race, gender, religion, nationality, or language of birth. Drawing on the Gospels, as well as wisdom figures including Pope Francis, Thomas Merton, Óscar Romero, and others, we will examine how to keep our eyes on Christ, and embrace trust in God and discipleship amid a culture of fear and violence.

Tuesday, 5-8 p.m.
Presenter: Fr. Daniel Horan, OFM
Cost: $25 (includes presentations, dinner)
Registration and non-refundable, non-transferable payment required by April 21
Minimum 10 participants | Maximum 60 participants

Daniel P. Horan, OFM, Ph.D., is a Franciscan friar of Holy Name Province (NY), assistant professor of systematic theology and spirituality at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, a columnist for the National Catholic Reporter, and the author of twelve books including Catholicity and Emerging Personhood: A Contemporary Theological Anthropology (2019), Reading, Praying, Living Pope Francis’s Rejoice and Be Glad (2019), and All God’s Creatures: A Theology of Creation (2018). He is also co-host of The Francis Effect Podcast.

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Date(s) - Tuesday April 28, 2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Norbertine Center for Spirituality


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