AMDG: Ignatian Spirituality for SLUH Parents

Join us JANUARY 24TH

Fr. Paul Hoesing, Dean of Seminarians, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

Fr. Paul Hoesing

Biography and Education

A rural native of the Omaha Archdiocese and eldest of three boys, Fr. Hoesing grew up in St. Boniface parish of Menominee, NE. After graduating from the University of Saint Thomas (St. Paul, MN) in 1998, he continued formation for the priesthood at the North American College. He completed his licentiate in dogmatic theology at the Gregorian University in Rome.

Ordained for the Archdiocese of Omaha in 2002, Fr. Hoesing served three years as the Assistant Pastor of St. Bernard Parish in Omaha, with teaching and chaplaincy duties at Roncalli Catholic High School. After two years as the Associate Pastor at St. Patrick Parish in O'Neill, Nebraska, with teaching duties at St. Mary High School, he was appointed Director of Vocations in June of 2008. He was elected President of the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors in 2013.

In August 2015 Archbishop Lucas released Fr. Hoesing to be the Dean of Seminarians and Director of Human Formation for Kenrick Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Fr. Hoesing also serves as a faculty member for the Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha, Nebraska.

“Throughout these various assignments the spiritual insights of St. Ignatius of Loyola have been life-saving,” says Fr. Hoesing. “Most importantly, the opportunities to receive and give silent retreats and contemplative spiritual direction have allowed the grace of priesthood to come alive in ways that could not have been asked for or imagined.”

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Check out Recordings
from previous events

Mr. Jim Linhares, SLUH AMDG
Mr. Jim Linhares, MA
October 4, 2018
Link to video coming soon
0:00-3:37: Mr. Michael Mohr, SJ
3:37-11:30: Julie Ledbetter, Parent Reflector
(including introduction of Mr. Jim Linhares)
12:28-1:00:30: Mr. Jim Linhares

Fr. Chris Collins, SJ
August 30, 2018
(After introductions, Fr. Collins' talk
begins at 13:26 minutes)

"A Reflective Spirituality"
Danielle Harrison
March 1, 2018

"A Spirituality of the Heart"
David Laughlin
January 18, 2018

"God is Love Loving"
Father David Meconi, S.J.
November 16, 2017
"A Vision of Life, Work and Love"
Father Christopher Collins, S.J.
August 31, 2017

Our Mission

For the Greater Glory of God and the spiritual health of our families, we gather to learn about the spirituality of St. Ignatius, growing closer to God and one another in faith and friendship. Each talk will explore a different chapter of the book “What is Ignatian Spirituality?” by David L. Fleming, S.J., available for free online courtesy of Loyola Press:

What Is Ignatian Spirituality? Part 2

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