Hauser Candlelight Mass

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Click on the above photograph for a 2:12 minute Vimeo Video Interview with Fr. Richard Hauser, S.J.

Richard J. Hauser

Richard J. Hauser, S.J.

Professor of Theology
Creighton University

Director: Masters of Arts (MA)
in Christian Spirituality

Curriculum vitae,
or a personal profile

I'd die a happy man if my calling of theology professor and Jesuit priest would would warrant the epitaph: "He helped us recognize God's presence in our lives."

I teach a variety of courses at Creighton at both undergraduate and graduate levels:
100: Christianity in Context;
300: Jesus Christ: Yesterday and Today;
400: Personal and Spiritual Dimensions of Leadership;
400: For the Greater Glory: History and Spirituality of the Jesuits
500: Finding God in Daily Life: Prayer and Discernment and Understanding and Dealing with Suffering: Hebrew and Christian Perspectives;
700: Spirituality for Americans: Thomas Merton's Contemplative Vision: Discernment of Spirits: Theory and Practice: Life and Spirituality of Ignatius of Loyola: Relevance for Today.
Each course focuses on the mystery of God's presence a mong us and invites students first to theological reflection and then to personal appropriation of this mystery.

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Dr. Wendy Wright of Creighton's Theology department interviews Fr. Richard Hauser, S.J. about his book: Finding God in Troubled Times [4 min]

Listen to Fr. Hauser's homily from the 2007 Founders Day Mass. [MP3]

Check out a recent photograph with St. Ignatius or read Fr. Hauser's
reflection on the 9/11

My three books are my major publications; each applies the theology of the Holy Spirit to a dimension of contemporary spiritual living. The first, In His Spirit: A Guide to Today's Spirituality (Paulist Press, 1982, $8.95), is an orientation to the spiritual life with a focus on the nature and dynamics of personal prayer. The second, Moving in the Spirit: Becoming a Contemplative in Action (Paulist Press, 1986, $8.95) is a practical guide for recognizing God's presence in daily life inspired by the Rules for Discernment of Spirit of St. Ignatius Loyola. The third, Finding God in Troubled Times (Loyola Press, 2002, $13.95), is a practical approach for dealing with suffering by examining the examples of Jesus and Paul and reflecting on the role of the Holy Spirit.

My three workshops
have a similar thrust. I regularly offer three adult continuing education workshops in the Omaha area and nationally on the topics of Personal Prayer, Discernment of Spirits and Understanding and Dealing with Suffering. Each workshop is oriented around one of my books: Deepening Personal Prayer (In His Spirit); Finding God in Daily Life(Moving in the Spirit), Where Is God in Suffering? (Finding God in Troubled Times). The goal of the workshops is enhancement of participant's spiritual life through reflection and appropriation of matter. My primary academic interest is in contemporary Christian spirituality. Within this field I am especially interested in the following topics: the Holy Spirit, contemplation, discernment of spirits, the spirituality of suffering, the spirituality of Thomas Merton. Additional interests include: history of spirituality, mysticism, Ignatian spirituality, spirituality of the ministerial priesthood.

E.mail Fr. Dick Hauser, S.J.
Link to Fr. Dick Hauser's Theology Department webpage
Link to the Masters in Christian Spirituality (CSP)

Announcing the Richard J. Hauser, S.J. Scholarship Fund to support the new B.A./M.A. in Theology with a Certificate in Religious Education. (To make a donation to the Scholarship Fund, contact Michael O'Malley, Development Office, 402-280-2169.)

Mailing Address:
Creighton University
Jesuit Community
Omaha, NE 68178

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This site was put up with the help of Fr. Don Doll, S.J. on January 19, 1997 & Updated on September 3,2003.