Love: Besides Being What We Long For, Is It the Only Viable Strategy We Have Left? As we take time today to celebrate the ways we have known love in our lives, it seemed appropriate to reflect on some of the qualities of love. I chose to highlight four: love’s transforming energy, love as the…
- February 14, 2017
The Interior Castle by Teresa of Avila, tran. by Kieran Kavanaugh and Otilio Rodriguez (Paulist Press, 1979) My “Take and Read” came from the hands of a favorite professor, just after I had finished my first course in church history. “Gillian,” Grover Zinn said, placing a book in my hands, “you have to read this.”…
- March 28, 2016
Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice at Xavier University – Gillian Ahlgren, Tim Severyn Building on the momentum of Pope Francis’ historic visit to the United States, this session will give us a chance to reflect upon the key messages of his recent encyclical and discuss the components of a “new and universal solidarity.” We…
- October 22, 2015
Want to cram for the papal visit to the United States? Xavier University offering weekend workshops to help prepare. Read more here.
- September 10, 2015
In this 500th anniversary of Teresa of Avila’s birth, events around the country and in Europe are exploring Teresa’s impact and legacy. A featured keynote speaker in three such conferences, Gillian was recently interviewed for National Catholic Reporter. Read the article here.
- July 8, 2015
An international congress on Teresa was held at St. Mary’s University in London June 18-20, 2015. Her address, entitled “New Life in a World of Suffering and Injustice: Teresa of Avila’s Vision for Today,” focused on the relevance of Teresa’s teachings and life to us today. Download the flyer here.
- June 24, 2015
Gillian Ahlgren was recently named an ATHENA finalist by the Cincinnati magazine. Named after the Greek goddess of wisdom and courage the ATHENA award honors individuals who have actively assisted women in realizing their full leadership potential, who have achieved success in their careers and have given back to their communities. Eleven local women were…
- August 29, 2014
Over eighty people across the city gathered for workshops this month held by Xavier’s new Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice (ISSJ). Facilitated in both English and Spanish, the workshops focused on Pope’s Francis’ understanding of a universal call to discipleship that is sparked in each person by means of encounter. The workshops were the…
- July 28, 2014
By: Tatum Hunter ~Staff Writer~ Pope Francis’ unique approach to the papacy has many people talking. Next week, students, faculty and administrators at Xavier will gather to offer their opinions on Pope Francis’ leadership style and teachings. The Brueggeman Center for Dialogue is holding an open discussion of the election and papacy of Pope Francis…
- March 13, 2014
Hear how Dr. Gillian Ahlgren’s (Professor of Theology at Xavier University) approach to Jesuit education was influenced by the Jesuit martyrs in El Salvador. Click here to read more.
- March 10, 2014