March 14, 2011 in News, Podcast, Secondary Education, Spirituality
Fr. Pat McGrath, SJ at the First Friday Club April 1, 2011
Fr. Patrick E. McGrath, S.J.
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The topic Practical Spirituality in Our Contemporary World addressed the questions
• How do we make time for reflection and prayer in the midst of our hectic lives?
• How do we construct lives of purpose and meaning?
• What principles can serve as our foundation in a fractured, fast-paced world?
• How do we incorporate practices and activities that reflect our beliefs?
The mission of the First Friday Club of Chicago is to provide a forum for men and women to make a connection between work, faith, values and issues that affect our daily lives.Fr. McGrath serves as the president of Loyola Academy in Wilmette, IL and on weekends presides at Old St. Patrick’s Church, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, and Loyola University. A popular retreat leader and noted homilist who focuses on the practical living of Catholic faith, he uses storytelling, scripture, wisdom from traditions, and the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola to help audiences reflect and experience God in all things. Fr. McGrath is a native of Chicago and attended Marist High School. He holds a B.A. in American Government from the University of Notre Dame, an M.Div. from the Jesuit School of Theology, and an M.S. in Learning and Organizational Change from Northwestern University.