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SPIRITUAL GROWTH::RETREATS & TALKS

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LENTEN MISSION 2023

In cooperation with Stephen Ministry & St. Aloysius Adult Formation

Redemptive Suffering

Dr. Durwin Walker

March 13 -14

6:00 - 7:30 PM in the church

Description: What possible purpose could be served by human suffering? Why would a loving God allow innocent people to suffer? If you have ever found yourself wondering about such questions, join us in a Lenten retreat as we open Sacred Scripture to look at the history of God’s response to human suffering. With a lot of help from St. John Paul II, we will discover new ways to understand suffering from a unique Christian perspective. We will learn some practical ways to apply his teaching to our own suffering, and in helping others with whom we come in contact better understand the suffering that comes into their lives.

Biography: Durwin Walker is a member of Immaculate Conception Parish in Denham Springs. He grew up Protestant, converting to Catholicism in 2007 at the age of 52. Since then, he has been involved in leading apologetics classes, giving talks and leading retreats at Immaculate Conception and other local churches, both Protestant and Catholic. He is a regular catechist in the RCIA program at Immaculate Conception. His presentations have included a wide variety of topics including Theology of the Body and the History of the Church, Understanding the Truth about Mary, and Redemptive Suffering.  He has led retreats starting in 2001 and is currently attending an internship at Franciscan University here in Baton Rouge to become a certified spiritual director in the Diocese of Baton Rouge.

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