As a university community we have engaged the provocative question raised by the Bannan Institute this year: “What Good Is God?” This Ignatian Retreat offers university faculty and staff an opportunity for personal prayer and reflection as we begin our summer months. Where has God been laboring in our work and service at Santa Clara University? How might divine love and life desire to heal and to enliven us? The sound and beauty of the ocean at Villa Maria del Mar offers us a privileged place and a grace-filled backdrop for our prayer and reflection.
Each Bannan Institute spans academic, public, and pastoral offerings to engage Santa Clara University and the larger community around issues of contemporary religious, cultural, and theological significance.