Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Ignatius House



Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a special Day of Reflection and Meditation on Monday January 16, 2012 at Ignatius House Retreat Center from 9am-3pm. The day includes three 30 minute talks followed by periods of quiet and meditation. Coffee and a light breakfast are served at 9:00 am. Lunch will be served and mass celebrated.

Two months before he was assassinated, Martin Luther King, Jr. reflected on how he wished to be remembered after his death:

“If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice; say that I was a drum major for peace; I was a drum major for righteousness.”

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Ignatius House Retreat Center invites women and men of all faiths to reflect on what King called a “A New Definition of Greatness.”

Join them for this special Day of Reflection and Meditation led by Matthew Cressler. Matthew is a doctoral candidate in American Religions at Northwestern University. His studies are focused on African American and American Catholic religious histories as they intersect with conceptions of the American Nation. Matthew is currently completing his dissertation, titled To Be Black and Catholic: African American Catholics in Chicago from Postwar Migrations to Black Power. He recently received the American Catholic Historical Association’s fourteenth annual John Tracy Ellis Dissertation Award.

To register, visit IgnatiusHouse.org, call 404.255.0503, or email to smachek@ignatiushouse.org.

Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center, 6700 Riverside Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30328.

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