Theology of Conversion, Damian Zynda, Th.D.

Christian conversion and psychological development go hand-in-hand. Spiritual Direction is the ministry of assisting another in their own conversion toward God.

As a point of departure, we will consider conversion through the theology of Bernard Lonergan. Then we will examine Ignatius of Loyola’s lifetime of spiritual conversions and psychological development. Finally, we will examine the movements of conversion through the Spiritual Exercises.

This seminar will provide opportunity for participants to reflect on their own journey of conversion.


DAMIAN ZYNDA, Th. D. received her doctorate in Systematic Theology and Christian Spirituality from the Faculty of Theology at the University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto in 2004.

She is on faculty in the Christian Spirituality Program at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and is the Director of Formation at the Church of the Transfiguration in the Diocese of Rochester, NY where she had developed an adult formation program based on the Spiritual Exercises. She is an experienced spiritual director and supervisor who has directed retreats in Canada and the US.

Seminar: $125.00 (also negotiable)
Date: 16 & 17 April 2010; Friday 7- 9 pm; Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
Registration: Ignatian Centre, 514-481-1064; 4567 West Broadway, Montreal
Location: More detail to follow