Ignatian Speakers Directory

The Ignatian Speakers Directory is an online resource that allows program organizers to find and contact speakers on Ignatian topics for talks, panels, days of prayers, etc. The Directory is free to use and is currently available within the boundaries of the Maryland and USA Northeast Jesuit Provinces.

The speakers in this directory have provided detailed information in their profiles. It is the responsibility of those seeking a speaker to determine the speaker’s suitability for their program. The Office of Ignatian Spirituality does not provide any other programming services through this Directory. Arrangements are made directly with the potential speaker. All other needs — e.g. venue, stipend, AV needs, etc. — are the responsibility of the seeker/host organization. Compliance with child protection requirements (if needed) is also the responsibility of the seeker/host organization.

If you find a speaker who is no longer available for the options listed, please let us know at amiller@jesuits.org so we may keep the information current.

*If you are a speaker interested in being included on this list, click here to register.*

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Fr. Thomas M. McCoog, S.J.
Thomas McCoog, a Jesuit of the Maryland Province, has a doctorate in history and specializes in the history of the Society. For more than twenty years he commuted between Rome, where he was director of publications at the Jesuit Historical Institute, and London, where he was provincial archivist. He also taught at Loyola University Maryland, Saint Joseph's University, and Fordham University. He also lectures to Jesuit novices in Maryland and England, tertians in Ireland and the USA, and to Jesuit scholastics in Loyola (Spain). Currently he is archivist of the Maryland Province and superior of the Jesuit community at the Residence of St. Claude Colombière (Baltimore).
Supported topics: Ignatian Spirituality/Prayer, The Jesuits
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Sr. Carole Rlley, CDP, Ph.D. LPC AAPC-Fellow
I'm recently retired from the Duquesne University School of Music and now direct a retreat center with a spiritual direction training program in Charleston Wv, The West Virginia Institute of Spirituality integrates the Ignatian exercises and its dynamics with the Science of Formative Spirituality envisioned by Spiritan, Adrian Van Kaam. I have online publications through Amazon and St. Paul's communication on the role of negative emotions in our spiritual journey. I teach online spirituality offerings, have a flexible schedule and learn from the groups I'm blessed to meet
Supported topics: Ignatian Spirituality/Prayer, The Spiritual Exercises, Discernment, The Examen, Other; music and the exercises
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Fr. Thomas Massaro, S.J.
A Jesuit of the Northeast Province and holder of a doctorate in Christian social ethics, I have taught courses in moral theology at three Jesuit institutions of higher learning for over two decades. I am currently Professor of Moral Theology at Fordham University, where I also serve as Associate Director of the Center for Ethics Education. My areas of expertise include Catholic social teaching, the role of religion in American public life and developing a spirituality of justice, peace and social engagement in our pluralistic society. My most recent work has focused on the contribution of Pope Francis, who advances Catholic social thought on pivotal issues such as economic inequality, justice for refugees and peacemaking in a distinctively Ignatian key. I describe the Jesuit roots of the ethical commitments of Pope Francis in my 2018 book "Mercy in Action: The Social Teachings of Pope Francis."
Supported topics: Social Justice/Care of Creation
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Loyola House of Retreats
Loyola House of Retreats is located on 30 acres of beautiful lawns, gardens and woodland in a quiet section of Morristown, N.J.