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John Staudenmaier, S.J., "Confronting Evil"

This UDMcast features John Staudenmaier, S.J., recorded March 14, 2007. Running time is 54 minutes 38 seconds. Select UDMcast format below.

John Staudenmaier, S.J.

John Staudemaier, S.J., explores "Confronting Evil" as part of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, a method of prayer for reclaiming the violent places, those in one's personal life and in the world where we live.  This UDM cast is one of a series on the Spiritual Exercises.

"Ignatius teaches a discipline in which I try to come close to the violences which burden me, violence done to me, violence done by me, and violence done in the world where I live. The violent parts of our past and our present reality are uninhabitable and toxic."

"The Spiritual Exercise teaches a method for reclaiming those uninhabitable parts of my self and world. Coming close so that I can stay in the violated places until I have been met there by God and those places can lose their toxicities and become part of the fabric of my life again. All this, however, presumes basic emotional health, which shows itself in my capacity to be moved by beauty and by sorrow."

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