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John Hunt | author
Apr 01, 2014
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Join us at the Legatus Institute

John Hunt: The Legatus Institute presents a unique opportunity for business leaders . . .

John Hunt

John Hunt

The ethical and moral challenges faced by business executives in the administration of their duties are more myriad and convoluted than ever before.

Maintaining one’s equilibrium and sense of fairness, justice and integrity in the 21st century requires the cultivation of character, faith, and professional excellence unlike prior generations. The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace recognized these components of a Catholic leader’s life when it convened a seminar in 2010 entitled “Caritas in Veritate: The Logic of Gift and the Meaning of Business.”

That seminar led to the publication of The Vocation of the Business Leader. This volume is a tremendous educational aid that speaks of the “vocation” of the businessmen and women who act in the broad array of business institutions and situations.

Legatus acknowledges the serious challenges faced by its members in a hostile culture. Accordingly, in fulfilling its mission to help its members to “study, live and spread the faith in their business, professional and personal lives,” Legatus will hold its inaugural Legatus Institute June 26-28 at the Union League Club of Chicago.

The theme, “The Vocation of the Catholic Business Leader,” draws on the gospel of Mark 7:37: “He has done all things well.” This timely addition to the Legatus calendar is an annual convocation of the finest minds whose expertise in a broad array of disciplines can be a tool for excellence in the lives of Legatus executives and their spouses.

Come and enjoy beautiful liturgies highlighted by Mass celebrated by Cardinal Francis George, archbishop of Chicago. Be inspired by speakers whose subjects will include the spiritual, financial, cultural, catechetical and political aspects of the life of the Catholic executive.

Come and be inspired and motivated by such speakers as Fr. Robert Sirico, president of the Acton Institute; Andrew Abela, dean of the School of Business & Economics, Catholic University of America; Harry Kraemer, clinical professor of management and strategy at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and former CEO of Baxter International; Dr. Robert Kennedy, chair, Department of Catholic Studies, University of St. Thomas, and other highly regarded contributors to what will be an extraordinary spiritual, professional and personal development experience.

I invite you and your spouse to come to beautiful Chicago in the summer. Come and experience the excellence of the Union League Club of Chicago, the finest city club in the Midwest. Come and enjoy “The Legatus Experience.” See you in Chicago!

JOHN HUNT is Legatus’ executive director. He and his wife Kathie are charter members of Legatus’ Chicago Chapter.


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