Summer Institute focuses on Pope Francis

MOBILE – The Department of Theology & Ministry at Spring Hill College will offer an opportunity to learn more about the Jesuit spirituality of Pope Francis during the 2014 Summer Institute of Christian Spirituality.
The Summer Institute is a program designed for adults interested in both academic challenge and spiritual enrichment. This year the event will look at some of the iconic expressions and themes of Pope Francis and ask where they come from.
In Mobile, the event is hosted on the Spring Hill College campus, over the two-week period, June 1-13.  Courses may be taken for graduate or undergraduate credit, or merely for enrichment and enjoyment. Discounted rates are available for those who do not want to earn credit.
In Atlanta, the events are hosted at Ignatius House Retreat Center, and will feature a variety of courses offered either in an intensive weekend or weeklong format. Dates range from June 16-29.This year’s faculty line-up includes Matthew Bagot, a theologian specializing in moral topics; Matthew Baugh, SJ, a Jesuit scholastic with degrees in law and political science; Timothy Carmody, a biblical scholar and author; Father Mark Lewis, SJ, the provincial of the New Orleans Province of Jesuits, Rev. Jayme Stayer, an English professor specializing in poetry visiting from John Carroll University, and Father Christopher Viscardi, SJ, chair of the department of theology at Spring Hill.
In Mobile five- or eight- day silent directed retreats are also available following the Institute June 14-22.
For more information visit, call, 251-380-4458 or email,