I have been at Creighton University since the early ‘70’s teaching in the theology department. I teach in the Christian Spirituality Master’s Degree Program, a summertime program which focuses on preparing persons to be active in the apostolate of spiritual direction and retreat work. Since 2001 I am an Assistant Vice President for University Relations. This puts me in contact with alumni from around the country as well as other duties in public relations and in development at Creighton. I serve as the chaplain to the School of Dentistry, as the moderator of the Alumni chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honorary Society, and as the chaplain for the men’s and women’s intercollegiate basketball teams.
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I am originally from Milwaukee, the
seventh son born of Martin William and Magdalene (Kersten) Shanahan.
My brothers and their families live primarily in the Milwaukee and
Chicago areas. Some of you may be familiar with my Jesuit brother,
Robert, who served at Creighton University for almost 40 years until
his death in 1998. Some also may be familiar with my niece, Maureen
Shanahan Crouchley (husband, Dan) and nephew, Terry Shanahan (wife,
Clare Dodson). Terry and Maureen, both graduates of Creighton University
in the mid ‘70’s, live in Omaha with their families. Creighton
University and Omaha are now home for me.
|Writing these reflections:
Doing these reflections
over these past years has provided me with a wonderful opportunity
to reflect on my faith in a more public way. The reflections are a
challenge to make faith more experiential and vibrant. The task is
to personalize faith and to see its relevance in my day-to-day life;
not to keep it as a private, vague thing that is merely peripheral
to my life. My hope is that these reflections will be an invitation
to others to grow in faith, in hope and in love, the God-given virtues
that we all are blessed with at our baptism.
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