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“Lent: Giving Up What Makes Us Sad” Talk Set for March 16

The Rev. Greg Carlson, S.J., and Rev. Larry Gillick, S.J., of Creighton University will be hosting the event “Lent: Giving Up What Makes Us Sad,” at 11:30 a.m., March 16, in the Skutt Student Center East Ballroom. The event will begin with a soup lunch at 11:30 and the talk will begin at noon.

During the event, Fr. Carlson and Fr. Gillick will encourage those in attendance to view Lent as a joyful season, rather than one of sadness.

“Lent is a time to give up, if you’re going to give up something, don’t give up something that makes you happy,” Fr. Gillick said. “It’s easier sometimes to give up things that make us have fun than it is to let go of things that make us sad like regrets, grudges or anger,” he added.

Fr. Carlson, associate professor, English Department, is from Milwaukee, Wis., and entered the Society of Jesus 1959. He studied at St. Louis University, Marquette, Minnesota, Heidelberg and the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkley before he was ordained in 1974. Following his ordination, Fr. Carlson has taught classics at Holy Cross, Marquette, Creighton, Georgetown, John Carroll and the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkley.

Fr. Gillick is also from Milwaukee and entered the Society of Jesus in 1960. He was ordained in 1972 after studying at St. Louis University and Regis College in Toronto. Fr. Gillick now serves as Director of the Deglman Center for Ignatian Spirituality at Creighton.

To RSVP to this event, send an e-mail janine@creighton.edu.