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Catholic Center for Family Spirituality

Created by Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, the Catholic Center for Family Spirituality is a direct response to the challenge of Pope John Paul II to create new institutes dedicated to theological and pastoral dimensions of family life. Launched in 2009 through a generous grant from the William E. Simon Foundation, the center focuses on the spiritual foundations of family life. It also reflects on the family as the “Church in miniature,” and explores ways to meet the challenges and stresses influencing modern family life.  Experts in the field offer retreats, courses and lectures, including a series in 2013-2014, titled 70x7:  Faith, Family and Forgiveness. The institute is named in honor of Dr. William J. Toth, associate professor of Christian ethics, deacon and father of eight, who created the Catholic Center for Family Spirituality alongside Dr. Dianne M. Traflet, associate dean. Dr. Toth suffered a fatal heart attack as plans for the center were being finalized.

For more information please contact:

Dianne M. Traflet, J.D., S.T.D.
Associate Dean
Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, New Jersey 07079
Phone: (973) 761-9353
Email: dianne.traflet@shu.edu

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