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(Fr. David will preach at all Masses the weekend of March 25/26.)
March 27: Beginning with the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, Fr. Robinson will lead us through an examination of mercy through the lens of Christ’s own life. We will discover important lessons on how to treat one another, particularly during “times of division.”
March 28: Fr. Robinson will focus on Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato si’, concentrating on how we as a people of mercy should treat God’s creation.
There will be a discussion on cultivating love and mercy with the family, drawing from the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia. In this letter, the Holy Father reminds us that familial love extends far beyond our own family units. It crosses over to our parish, the Church at large, and finally the whole of humanity.
March 29: The mission will conclude with a Penance Service at 7:00 P.M. Fr. Robinson will be the homilist.
For more information call 623-3332 ext. 100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fr. Robinson was born and raised in Billerica, Massachusetts, in the historic shadow of Lexington and Concord. After completing undergraduate studies at Boston University, he went to UC Berkeley for graduate work in English Literature. His spiritual journey then led him to migrate ‘across the road’ to the Jesuit School of Theology and the Graduate Theological Union, immediately north of the Cal campus, where he commenced an odyssey of exploration in varied areas of philosophical studies, biblical literature and languages, systematic theology, and the sociology and anthropology of religion. After entering the Society of Jesus in 1982, he began a decades-long connection to ministry in the Latino community, as well as pursuing advanced studies in music. He earned his Ph.D. in Theology and the Arts from the Graduate Theological Union in 1995.
On the professional front, he spent nearly fifteen years at the University of San Francisco at the College of Professional Studies, in the areas of Interdisciplinary Studies, Academic Administration, and Educational Mission and Spirituality. From 2007 to 2009, he was Director of the Nestucca Sanctuary Spirituality Center on the Oregon coast. His ministry at the Loyola Institute for Spirituality includes liturgical work with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, support for Latino community groups, Ignatian pedagogy workshops for professors at Jesuit Universities, and spirituality and the arts projects focused on music, photography, and website development. On the personal front, he considers himself a work-in-progress—mingling interests in music, tennis, media, and global networks with an ongoing connection to international Jesuit educational ventures (especially online), organizational spirituality, and the impacts of complex-systems theory on contemporary models for learning and communication.