Over the past 30+ years, Father Tom has developed a witty and energetic speaking style and a spirituality that helps us recognize, convincingly, that God loves us unconditionally.
Ordained a Jesuit priest in 1971, Father Tom Allender S.J. holds degrees in theology and philosophy, has taught at both the high school and college level and performed as innovative school administrator. With his illuminating practical spirituality, he is at ease as a marriage counselor, advisor to teenagers and retreat director for drug and alcohol dependents. He along with his associate Don Fisher wrote the book, God Loves an Unmade Bed which is a down-to-earth meeting with a God that loves us unconditionally, precisely during our troubles.
The Parish Mission, “Life’s Journey” has been developed over the past 30+ years. Father Tom Allender S.J. has been preaching throughout the United States and Canada. During the Mission, Father focuses on how we develop a grounded, realistic and psychologically honest spirituality. Through prodding questions about personal priorities, relationships and fears, Father Tom points the way to a relationship with God that transforms current problems into forgiveness and growth. This relationship is the spirituality that alone can give heart to religion, the celebration of inner life.