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Seasons of Scripture

An Autumn Day with the Gospel of Luke:
Jesus' Call to Walk Alongside Him
with Mary Romo

Wednesday September 19, 2018
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Free – Bring a bag lunch
Donation Requested

Autumn, the culmination of the seasons, when nature stands erect and calls us to take note of the changes taking place all around us.


In Luke's gospel, Jesus summons us to partake in every season of his life – his dependent infancy, his questioning adolescence, his adult ministry, his tragic passion and death – all culminating in his resurrection.


As we watch Jesus interact with others, listen to his stories, puzzle over his parables and marvel at his miracles, we become increasingly aware that radical change is in the air.


Gradually we realize that change is also taking place within ourselves. For we, like his disciples, are transformed in our response to Jesus' call for conversion of heart and commitment to live out his gospel of justice, of mercy, of service, of love.




Mary Romo is a is a long time faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Francisco. She recently received the USF Service Award "in grateful recognition of loyal service and dedication to the ideals of Jesuit education." Mary holds post-graduate degrees in English literature and Theology. Her doctoral dissertation is entitled Aggiornamento: American Catholic Women Post Vatican II. She participates in numerous ministries at St. Ignatius Parish in San Francisco, among them as director of the RCIA program and member of the Leadership Committee. Drawing upon her background in Ignatian Spirituality, she is spiritual director for men and women of all ages, and facilitates retreats throughout the Bay Area. She regularly gives presentations on such topics as Sacred Scripture, Women in the Church, Ethics, and Spirituality.


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Seasons of Scripture meets four sessions each year.

A Winter Day with the Gospel of Mark (Rev. John Song), Wednesday, January 17

A Spring Day with Luke/Acts (Eloise Rosenblatt, RSM) Thursday, April 26

A Summer Day (text and presenter TBD), Thursday, June 28

An Autumn Day with the Gospel of Luke (Mary Romo), Wednesday, September 19