Finding God in the Family in Today’s World

Families go through experiences- “times of trouble, hour of darkness night is cloudy,” we desire to hear “whisper words of wisdom.” Family go through stages, transitions, losses, adversities and pains. How do families cope and become resilient in these times of adversities? How do we find God in the journeys of our lives- present, past and the future? How do we discern the movements of our lives? The approach will be psycho-spiritual, seminar-workshop, prayer and action.

The talk will cover:

1. Name the desires of families in the midst of adversities
2. Examine the common prayers of the people
3. Lessons from 25 years of Life’s Directions Weekend

Date: 10 October 2019 (Thursday), 7:30 pm till 10:00 pm
Participation by donation of any amount. 
Venue: Canisius /Bellarmine Hall, Church of St Francis Xavier, Petaling Jaya

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Fr. Teodulo P. Gonzales, SJ, PhD
Center for Family Ministries, Philippines
Loyola School of Theology
Arrupe International Residence

Fr Ted Gonzales SJ was ordained in 1987 and has since then been involved in family ministry for engaged and married couples, and young professionals through the ministry of Life Direction. He holds an MA in Theology and a PhD in Pastoral Counselling. He has worked with groups integrating Sexuality and Spirituality. Fr Ted now assists in giving retreat, teaching and spiritual direction for priests, religious and lay people at the East Asian Pastoral Institute in Manila. He is also Juniorate Director for Jesuits in Formation at the University of Jogyakarta, Indonesia.