Santa Clara University



President's Speaker Series

Sponsored by the Office of the President, the President’s Speaker Series is a forum that brings eminent leaders to Santa Clara, providing our students, faculty, and the community an opportunity for intellectual rigor, critical thinking, reflection, and dialogue.

Santa Clara Lecture Series

The Santa Clara Lecture Series is sponsored by the Bannan Institute, which is committed to examining Catholic identity and Jesuit character.

Ethics at Noon

The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics sponsors the Ethics at Noon lecture series. These lunch-hour programs provide a forum for SCU faculty members and other experts to explore ethical issues in many fields.

de Saisset Museum

The museum offers several lectures and programs based on current exhibitions.

Bannan Institute Retreats

Nov 16, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
St. Joseph's Hall

Robert W. Scholla, S.J. | Why Do We Suffer? An Ignatian Day of Prayer and Reflection

Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education

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Given the Bannan Institute’s theme, What Good Is God? this day of reflection will attend to the related perennial human question: “Why do we suffer?” Utilizing methods and insights from Ignatius of Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises, participants will have opportunities for personal prayer and communal reflection, as we attend to the reality of human suffering and to the liberating and compassionate response of God.

Robert W. Scholla, S.J. is the Bannan Faculty Fellow in the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education at Santa Clara University. Rob holds a doctorate in Fundamental Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Although passionate about classroom work and having taught for almost forty years, over the years Rob’s pastoral labor has brought him to serve families seeking healing from domestic violence and young people in juvenile detention. For twenty-five years Rob has regularly offered Ignatian retreats and engaged in spiritual ministries. Having completed his term as rector of the Jesuit Community at Loyola Marymount University, Rob happily returns to service at Santa Clara.

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Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education
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