Kersten Retreat Head

DemontrevilleThis retreat was given at the Demontreville Jesuit Retreat House near Lake Elmo, Minnesota, in August of 2010.

Fr. Kevin Kersten, S.J.

Fr. Kersten, S.J.

Fr. Kersten has a Ph.D. in International Communication from the University of Wisconsin -Madison. He also holds degrees in Theology from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, Television Production and Aesthetics from San Francisco State University, and English Literature from St. Louis University. Fr. Kersten served as Assistant Secretary General of Unda, the International Catholic Association for Radio and Television from 1974-1977, and as Executive Director of the Jesuit Secretariat for Communications and the Media Apostolate, East Asia, for eight years, beginning in 1981. For 15 years, Fr. Kersten taught at the Jesuit Sogang University in Seoul, Korea. He was director of Sogang's Communication Center from 1981-1989, during which he produced over fifty video documentaries on themes related to faith and justice.

Fr. Kersten left Korea in 1990 for a special assignment from Jesuit Superior General Father Peter Hans Kolvenbach, to assess the Centre for the Study of Communication and Culture (CSCC), and then to relocate it from London, where it was established as an international Jesuit work, to Saint Louis University. This assessment & relocation were completed in June of 1993. As CSCC Director, Fr. Kersten published the academic quarterly Communication Research Trends and coordinated two book series, Communication and Human Values (Sage) and Communication, Culture, and Theology (Sheed & Ward). Fr. Kersten also has professional experience as a TV Documentary Producer/Director, Sound Track Engineer, Station Manager, in theater production and direction, and as a musician. He currently serves as the chaplain of the Law School at Creighton University.

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Downloading the Audio Retreat Talks as MP3 files.

The Conferences of this retreat are in the MP3 file format. They can be listened to at the computer by clicking on the link to the left.

The individual mp3 files can be downloaded and can be listened to on a computer, without being connected to the internet (especially helpful for a slowly or more costly connection. The files may also be copied to an mp3 player. Finally, the files can be burned to a CD to be played on a CD player, in a car or a portable device.

To download a Conference, place your cursor over the name of the Conference and hold down the RIGHT mouse button. Select "Save Link As ..." and chose where to save the file on your computer, or to save it directly to a media player or card attached to your computer.

Burning CD's

To burn these downloaded files to a CD, place a new CD/R disk in your CD drive. A pop up window should open, giving you your options. Your CD burner software should be one of the options that pops up. Choose Burn a CD option with that software.

You have two options, depending upon what you intend to do with the CD and what kind of device you will use to listen to it.

If they are copied as "DATA" they will remain as mp3 files and will play on any CD player that plays mp3 files (and in most newer car CD players). All the files will easily fit on one CD. This is also the best option to use to send the files to someone else or if you intend to use this CD to copy the files to another computer or device.

If the files are copied as "MUSIC" they will be converted into higher quality CD media files, which will play on any CD player (and older model car CDs). Only two files will fit on each CD in this format.

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