Special Events

Fall 2021 Virtual Spiritual Book Club

Learning to Walk in the Dark

Virtual Book Club Leader: Karen Florance

The Fall 2021 Virtual Spiritual Book Club we will read Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor.

Are you afraid of the dark? Spending time in the dark for many of us does not come naturally. We may push through the darkness, or even run away.
Instead of avoiding the dark,  Barbara Brown Taylor will guide us through the darkness so as to see the gifts that can be found in the dark.

“Follow Barbara Brown Taylor on her journey to understand darkness, which takes her spelunking an unlit caves, learning to eat and cross the street as a blind person, discovering how “dark emotions” are prevented from seeing light from the psychiatrist, and rereading scripture to see all the times God shows up at night. With her characteristic charm and wisdom, Taylor is our guide through a spirituality of the nighttime, teaching us how to find God even in darkness and giving us a way to let darkness teach us what we need to know.”

About the author…

Barbara Brown Taylor is a best-selling author, teacher, and Episcopal priest.  Her first memoir, Leaving Church, won an Author of the Year award from the Georgia Writers Association in 2006.  Her next three books earned places on the New York Times bestseller list.  Taylor has served on the faculties of Piedmont College, Emory University, Mercer University, Columbia Seminary, Oblate School of Theology, and the Certificate in Theological Studies program at Arrendale State Prison for Women in Alto, Georgia. Her latest book, Always a Guest, was released in October 2020 from Westminster John Knox Press.

Session Dates

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Session 1 – September 13th - Chapters – Introduction:  Treasures of Darkness – The Fear of the Lord (pgs. 1 – 58)
Session 2 – September 20th - Chapters – Hampered by Brilliance – The Dark Emotions (pgs. 59-89)
Session 3 – September 27th - Chapters – The Eyes of the Blind – The Dark Night of the Soul (pgs. 91– 148)
Session 4 – October 4th - Chapters – Working with Darkness – Blessing the Day (pgs. 149 – 187)


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29th Annual Loyola Jesuit Center Golf Outing & Dinner in memory of Fr. Harvey Haberstroh, S.J. – Spring Brook Country Club, Morristown, NJ

This year’s co-honorees will be Desmond V. Lloyd, Sr., Owner of the Grand Café, Morristown & Frank P. Diassi, Chairman of the Board & CEO of Unicorn HRO, Florham Park.

Once again, our tournament will be held at Spring Brook Country Club right here in Morristown, which has a very interesting connection to Loyola Jesuit Center! Spring Brook was originally part of the estate owned by Robert Foote before it was donated to the Society of Jesus in 1927 becoming Loyola House of Retreats. Prior to this, in 1921, Robert Foote sold 160 acres of his property to a group of Morristown businessmen who established Spring Brook Country Club, which opened in 1922.

With the course’s rolling hills and undulating topography, testing greens, and tree lined fairways, each round both tests and rewards players of all skill levels. Designed by golf legend Walter Travis, the course uniquely offers three consecutive par 3’s which surround Armstrong Pond. Known as “The Gauntlet,” these three holes add an unusual and interesting challenge to this magnificent course.

Your support of this event enables Loyola to provide a refuge, a place of rest and prayer, a place to find guidance and help, healing and direction for thousands upon thousands of people in need. In addition, your support will help Loyola provide retreats for those combating homelessness and addiction and those in recovery and allow Loyola to continue its free will offering policy where no one is ever turned away regardless of financial status.

Schedule of Events:

Registration 10:00am
Brunch 10:30am - 11:45am
Putting Contest 10:00am - Noon
Shotgun Start Noon
Cocktails followed by dinner 5:00pm
Silent Auction, Reception & Awards 5:00pm - 7:00pm
50/50 Raffle Tickets for purchase 10:00am through dinner

*Pot O'Gold takes place at the 2nd Hole

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