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Living the Gospel: Challenges Then and Now

April 20-22, 2018
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Title: Living the Gospel: Challenges Then and Now

Drawing on his extensive theatre background and cross-cultural work, Fr. Drance will perform scenes from his acclaimed one man show The Gospel of Mark.  He will then open up the gospel narrative with illuminating insights into the cultural context then and its practical challenges for today.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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Retreat Master:


Fr. George Drance, SJ

Fr. George Drance, SJ is Artist in Residence at Fordham University in NYC. He is an actor, director, writer, and painter. Fr. George has performed and directed in more than 20 countries on five continents, serving such companies as Teatro la Fragua in Honduras and Theatre YETU in Kenya. He is currently the artistic director of the critically acclaimed Magis Theatre Company, praised for its skill and daring, and best known for its stage adaptations of C.S. Lewis' The Great Divorce and Kalidasa's Shakuntala and the Ring of Recognition. Other acting credits include La MaMa, ETC, The Metropolitan Opera, The Public Theatre/New York Shakespeare Festival, American Repertory Theater, and Ralph Lee's Mettawee River Company. He received his MFA in acting from Columbia University.