Resilience: Returning to God
Brother Loughlan Sofield, ST, BA, MA
Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 10:15 a.m.
Sponsored by Loyola University Chicago,
Institute of Pastoral Studies
Mother Teresa declared, “We are not called to success: we are called to faithfulness.” The implication is that we will fail often. The challenge is to be resilient, pick ourselves up, and resume the journey. If you are filled with life, if you are a person of integrity, if you are compassionate, and if you collaborate, you will be resilient. This presentation will explore these four elements and their implications for chaplains.
Brother Loughlan Sofield, ST, BA, MA is a Missionary Servant of the Most Holy Trinity, and is currently the Director of the community’s Senior Ministry house. He has served as Director of the Missionary Servant Center for Collaborative Ministry; Director of the Washington Archdiocesan Consultation and Counseling Center; and Assistant Director of the Center for Religion and Psychiatry, Washington, D.C. Brother Loughlan was also Senior Editor of Human Development magazine for over thirty years. He is co-author of a number of books. His most recent are: Principled Ministry; Facing Forgiveness; Collaboration: Uniting Our Gifts in Ministry (Winner of the Catholic Press Association (CPA) Second Place Book Awards 2001); Building Community: Christian, Caring, Vital (Winner of CPA First Place Book Award 1999); and Design for Wholeness. Recent awards are: Lumen Gentium conferred by the Conference for Pastoral Planning and Council Development, and the National Association of Lay Ministry’s Gaudium et Spes Award presented to someone who has evidence to the vision of the church articulated in the documents of the Second Vatican Council.