Watson to Speak on “The Beatitudes for Business”

SEATTLE, WA. – Father William Watson, S.J., speaks Tuesday, April 19, at the Catholics@Work in Pleasant Hill, California.

Father Watson, president of Sacred Story Institute, brings the topic “Beatitudes for Business” to the monthly speakers’ program at Catholics@Work. Doors open to the event at Christ the King Church in Pleasant Hill. The program begins at 7 p.m. as a talk and question-and-answer session, followed by a mix and greet opportunity from 8:25 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

“The program, and Fr. Bill’s energetic presentations, provide step-by-step guides for individuals to make the critical connection with Christ”, notes David Manion, president of Catholics@Work.

Pre-registration is encouraged at http://catholicsatwork.com/eventregistration.html.

The author of multiple books on Ignatian spirituality, including “Forty Weeks: An Ignatian Path to Christ with Sacred Story Prayer” and “The Whole-Life Confession.” The Forty Weeks book series, which is available in English, Spanish and Italian, underwent specialization to help prison ministries and assist clergy with their spiritual development.

About Sacred Story Institute: The Sacred Story Institute (SSI) is dedicated to revitalizing the classic 15-minute Ignatian Examination of Conscience. Our mission for this powerful daily spiritual discipline is to help adults, teens and youth encounter Christ, the Divine Physician, who heals us in body, mind and spirit, transforming our lives into a Sacred Story.

About Fr. William M. Watson, SJ: Fr. William Watson, S.J., D. Min., has spent over 30 years developing Ignatian programs and retreats He has collaborated extensively with Fr. Robert Spitzer in the last fifteen years on Ignatian retreats for corporate CEO’s. In the Spring of 2011 he launched a non-profit institute to bring Ignatian Spirituality to Catholics of all ages and walks of life. The Sacred Story Institute is promoting third millennium evangelization for the Society of Jesus and the Church by using the time-tested Examination of Conscience of St. Ignatius.

Fr. Watson has served as: Director of Retreat Programs at Georgetown University; Vice President for Mission at Gonzaga University; and Provincial Assistant for International Ministries for the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus. He holds Masters Degrees in Divinity and Pastoral Studies, respectively (1986; Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge Massachusetts). He received his Doctor of Ministry degree in 2009 from The Catholic University of America (Washington D.C.).

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