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Sunday, November 1 2020

10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Eric Eickhoff

Visio divina is an ancient form of Christian prayer in which we allow our hearts and imaginations to enter into a sacred image, in silence, to see what God might have to say to us. Join us as we are guided through prayer and reflection, using various pieces of art, focusing on the lives of the Saints, and the beauty of life and resurrection as part of our All Saints and All Souls day remembrances.

Born in Cleveland, Fr. Mark Henninger has spent most of his life in the Jesuits and in academia, having earned his doctorate at UCLA in medieval philosophy and taught at a number of Jesuit universities. He has enjoyed living and working in a variety of settings, his first being at Loyola University Chicago in the philosophy department from 1984 to 1994. He then was sent to Zimbabwe to start up a school for young African Jesuits, after which he was appointed rector of the Jesuit community at the University of Detroit Mercy, where he continued to teach philosophy, including African philosophy.  He was then sent to Rome to teach at the Gregorian University, after which he accepted an endowed chair in medieval philosophy at Georgetown University, where he worked for ten years until 2014. He has worked for six years as a hospital chaplain at Loyola University Hospital in Maywood, Il. and with University Ministry in the Medical Center of Loyola University. He now works mainly in spiritual direction and retreats. He spends his spare time (or did until Covid) at the Art Institute of Chicago, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and he enjoys politics, the news, history and visiting friends.