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    Allan Figueroa Deck, SJ

    Father Allan Figueroa Deck, SJ, has a doctorate in theology from the Gregorian University and a doctorate in Latin American Studies from Saint Louis University. He currently holds the position of Distinguished Scholar of Pastoral Theology and Latino Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He is the author or editor of nine books, including 365 días acompañados por los santos, and numerous chapters and articles on faith and culture, Hispanic/Latino theology, and spirituality. He served as co-founder and first director of the Academy of Hispanic Theologians in the United States (ACHTUS) and the National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministries (NCCHM). He also served as founder and first executive director of the Loyola Institute for Spirituality (LIS) in Orange, CA. For four years he collaborated as executive director in establishing the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Secretariat for Cultural Diversity in the Church in Washington, DC.

    Seeing All Things New in Christ Through Humiliation and Distress

    I recall facilitating a small group of people on an eight-day Ignatian retreat several years ago. One of my directees was a middle-aged lady who was a very successful...