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God and the Mystery of Human Suffering
Presenter: Father Robin Ryan, CP, Ph.D.
Friday and Saturday, March 7-8, 2014
Carondelet Hospitality Center, Latham, NY
Prayer in Times of Suffering
Friday, March 7, 2014, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

The Scriptures and human experience attest that it is often the experience of suffering that drives people to prayer. At the same time, the encounter with personal or communal suffering can make it difficult for people of faith to know how to pray. In this presentation, we will explore resources in the Judeo-Christian tradition that can help us in our prayer during times of pain and loss.
God and Human Suffering: An Ongoing Theological Conversation
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


People of faith have grappled with the mystery of human suffering throughout history. Experiences of personal and communal suffering have served as the catalyst for a vigorous conversation about how to think about God and God's relation to suffering people. This conversation is evident in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, the work of great theologians, and the spiritual tradition of the Church. In our time together, we will explore this conversation, as it appears in our tradition and continues today. We will reflect on our own personal theologies of God and suffering and allow them to interact with this vital tradition. This study day, which includes input and time for reflection and conversation with our presenter, will be beneficial for anyone interested in understanding God and suffering in a deeper way.

Father Robin Ryan, CP, Ph.D.

Robin Ryan is a Passionist priest with a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts degree from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He earned a Ph.D. in systematic theology from the Catholic University of America.

Robin’s ministry has consisted mostly of retreat ministry, teaching and formation. He taught systematic theology for 15 years at St. John's Seminary in Boston and at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, where he also engaged in formation ministry for laywomen and men and for seminarians. In May 2010, Robin was elected to leadership in his Passionist Community.

Robin is the author of God and the Mystery of Human Suffering: a Theological Conversation across the Ages (Paulist Press, 2011). In addition, he is co-author and English-language editor of the forthcoming Dictionary of the Passion.

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Women & Theology:
Evolving Experiences
and Voices

Saturday, April 26, 2014
9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
followed by Liturgy

St. Michael the Archangel Parish
North Greenbush, NY

This day-long event will feature keynote speakers Dr. Mary Boys, SNJM, dean of academic affairs at Union Theological Seminary,
and Dr. M. Shawn Copeland, professor of theology at Boston College.

Further details and registration materials will be
available soon.

All are welcome!

Click on a photo to learn more about each presenter.

Dr. Mary Boys, SNJM

Dr. M. Shawn Copeland