Thomas Scirghi S.J. is Associate Professor of Theology at Fordham University, focusing on areas including Sacramental theology, Liturgical theology and ritual studies. Previously he served as Professor of Liturgical Theology at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley.

He is a member of the Society of Jesus, or Jesuits, founded by St. Ignatius Loyola 450 years ago. Currently, his interests have turned toward “practical theology,” that is, an understanding of theology through both practice and theory.

He is co-author of the book ‘Living Beauty: The Art of Worship,’ and his journal articles include “This Blessed Mess: An Embodied Worship”;  “A Return to Noble Simplicity”; and “Go in Peace, Then What?”

Topics in this engaging hour include: Scirghi’s childhood experience of faith in an Italian neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY; how he learned of the Jesuits; the remarkable story and legacy of Ignatius Loyola; the formation of the Jesuits; Ignatian values; finding God in all things; cura personalis; contemplation in action; social justice; the role of reflection; how Caer came to faith as an adult through the RCIA program of St. Ignatius Loyola parish in Manhattan; the spiritual journey in today’s world; how Ignatian principles apply today; baptism; marriage; Caer’s Tip for your Spiritual Toolbelt that you wrap around yourself each day:  St. Clare of Assisi; and more.

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