How our imagination leads to transformation


Discovering and using the power of the imagination can not only deepen our prayer lives but also transform our daily lives and relationships.  Albert Einstein once said: "We can live life as if nothing is a miracle, or we can live life as if everything is a miracle."  The presentation will address the effect of the imagination on worldview, on conversion, on prayer, and on transformation.

Sunday, January 25, 2015
Mother Louis Room, St. Joseph Center, Orange CA

The Most Reverend Gordon D. Bennett, S.J., D.D., is a member of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and a Roman Catholic bishop with extensive experience in educational administration, cultural diversity, church leadership, and Ignatian spirituality and formation. 


Born in Denver, Colorado, and raised in Los Angeles, California, Bishop Bennett entered the Jesuits in 1964 and was ordained a priest in 1975. He served for many years in high school administration, including terms as Principal and President of Loyola High School in Los Angeles. He was also Rector and Master of Novices for the Jesuit Novitiate in Santa Barbara for six years. In December 1997 he was named Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore and was ordained bishop on March 3, 1998. On July 6, 2004, Pope John Paul II appointed him Bishop of Mandeville, Jamaica, but after two years he returned to California for health reasons.


After a sabbatical from administrative duties, Bishop Bennett assumed his current position as the St. Peter Faber, S.J., Fellow in Ignatian Spirituality and Pastoral Ministry at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, in August 2008. As a director of spiritual retreats for clergy, religious and lay men and women, based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Bishop Bennett continues to build an outstanding reputation as spiritual guide and church leader.