Creighton University priest to speak at season's first 'Faith and Work Breakfast' Sept. 10

The Rev. Larry Gillick, S.J., director of Creighton University's Deglman Center for Ignatian Spirituality, will give the first breakfast talk in an annual series co-sponsored by St. Olaf Catholic Church and the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought at the University of St. Thomas.

The ecumenical “Faith and Work Breakfast” will be held from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in Fleming Hall of St. Olaf Catholic Church, 215 S. Eighth St.

In his talk on "Shame on You, God: An Illegal View of Sin and Redemption," Gillick will discuss how we sometimes go wrong in our efforts to lead a virtuous life.

Now in their 15th year, the Faith and Work Breakfasts deal with the personal challenges of faith-and-work integration and are designed for professionals from all faiths.  The theme of this year’s series is: Sin at Work: A Contemporary Look at Vice and Virtue in the Workplace."

Other speakers in the series will be David Walsh, president of the National Institute on Media and the Family, Oct. 22; Hank Shea, former assistant U.S. attorney and now with the St. Thomas School of Law, Nov. 19; Mary Louise Klas, retired Ramsey County district court judge, Feb. 18, 2010; and Archbishop John Nienstedt, April 15, 2010.The cost of each Faith and Work Breakfast is $20, which includes a continental breakfast. Pre-registration is encouraged.  To make a reservation or for more information, call St. Olaf Catholic Church at (612) 332-7471, Ext. 255, or send an e-mail to .

For more information see the St. Olaf Web site.