Rev. Brian O. McDermott, S.J.
Ignatian spirituality, the study of violence in scripture, studying and teaching the intersection of group relations theory with Ignatian spirituality
I left Georgetown as an undergrad at the end of my sophomore year, right after my last exam. I went that very day to Montreal to get on a Dutch cargo ship to go on an Ignatian “pilgrimage” with other GU students and two Jesuits. It was the summer of 1956, the anniversary of St. Ignatius’ death. I entered the Jesuits that September. Little did I realize how involved with GU I would be later on. I thought I had given up GU for good! I was on the Board of Directors for 19 years, the rector here from 2000 to 2006, and now I’m back working for President DeGioia. I feel very blessed indeed!
Offering spiritual direction, training individuals to become spiritual directors and training spiritual directors to become directors of the Spiritual Exercises, and offering workshops on Ignatian discernment.
Sebastian Moore, The Crucified Jesus Is No Stranger; James Alison, The Joy of Being Wrong: Original Sin Through Easter Eyes.
“In the evening of life, we will be judged on love alone.” (St. John of the Cross)