As I alluded to in a post when I went on retreat at the end of May, I have taken a new position at the University of St. Thomas, as director of the University’s Office for Spirituality. The Office, newly created as part of a restructuring of the Campus Ministry Office, is one of the three components of our Center for Ministry. The Office for Spirituality is responsible for retreats and other programs of spiritual formation for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff; training and supervision of our peer ministers; our RCIA program and a few other things.
The combination of a busy time with the new job (including no small amount of time getting our new website up and operational – take a look here) and the fact that my summer schedule had been created before the new job arose (including, among other things, two directed retreats at OshKosh) and that I am teaching a new course at St. Kate’s this fall, has meant something had to give. Hence my erratic and infrequent blogging over the summer.
I am hoping that now that a lot of the initial organizational tasks in connection with the new job are (kind of) settled, I can get back to more regular posts. In the meantime, I am grateful for your patience.
Friends in the Twin Cities: While many of our programming is directed at specified audiences, some are free and open to the public. You can find those on our website; our first open event is a talk on September 28 by Mark Osler on his new book, Prosecuting Jesus. (More information on that here.)