St. Mary Catholic Church in Evanston hosts "An Evening on Pope Francis" from 7 to 9 pm. on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

  • Would you like to discover the secret to Pope Francis’ joy and openness?
  • Do you wonder how the Pope is changing the Church and the world?
  • Would you like to participate in Pope Francis’ call to make a difference in the world?

Patrick McGrath, S.J. will speak about how Jesuit spirituality affects Pope Francis’ approach. Steve Bevans, SVD, will offer insight into Pope Francis’ inclusivity and evangelization efforts, and Marilu Gonzalez will focus on Pope Francis’ hope for families. Our presenters will also form a panel to answer questions.

Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, is a Jesuit of the Chicago-Detroit Province and the president of Loyola Academy. He is also a popular retreat leader and noted homilist who focuses on the practical living of Catholic faith. 

Stephen Bevans, SVD, is a priest in the Society of the Divine Word, an international missionary congregation. He served for nine years as a missionary in the Philippines and has been member of the faculty of Catholic Theological Union for 30 years.

Marilu Gonzalez is the director of Southwest City at Catholic Charities.  She is a consultant for social concerns, a leader in immigration education and a presenter on family issues, social justice, and formation for parents and young adults. Marilu has been married for 41 years and is a mother and grandmother. She has a M.A. in Pastoral Studies from Catholic Theological Union.

This event is free and all are invited.