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Science, Religion, and Beauty in the Stars

September 23-25, 2022
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Adults

Retreat Title: Science, Religion, and Beauty in the Stars

Both the amazing discoveries of astronomy, and the beauty of the stars themselves, provide a wonderful impetus to reflect on our place as creations of the same Creator. Through a series of talks and simple exercises, the director of the Vatican’s own astronomical observatory, Br. Guy Consolmagno SJ, will share how we can grow in awe and appreciation of the glory of God that the heavens proclaim.


Groups Attending: St. Dennis (Lockport), Individuals

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Retreat Master:

Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ

Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ is a Jesuit brother, Director of the Vatican Observatory and the President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation whose research studies meteorites and asteroids. He is a native of Detroit, Michigan, received SB and SM degrees from MIT, and earned his PhD in Planetary Sciences from the University of Arizona in 1978. Along with more than 200 scientific publications, he is the author of six popular astronomy books. In 2014 he received the Carl Sagan Medal from the American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Sciences for excellence in public communication in planetary sciences.

Please enjoy this interview with Brother Guy.