First Week of Lent 2011:

  • Remember that the Office of Mission & Ministry Daily Reflections for Lent 2011 can be found HERE! You can also pick up your own paper copy in the Office of Mission & Ministry on the first floor of Corr Hall.
  • Lenten Liturgy & Reconciliation Schedule can be found HERE!

Please take note of the “Upcoming Events” that require registration!

3/14 (Monday)

  • Wondrous Encounters: Scripture for Lent Reflection Group

2-3pm, Mondays and Wednesdays
March 9th – April 20th, 2011
Room 103: Center for Peace & Justice Education Classroom
1st Floor of Corr Hall

Richard Rohr, one of today’s most prophetic voices, invites us to self-disclosure and to enter the wondrous divine dialogue with clarity, insight—and holy desire. These daily meditations for Lent are his gift to us for our transformation into our original “image and likeness,” which is the very image of God. Come reflect and share using this book of reflections as our guide!

For more info on the book:
For questions:

  • Lecture: From the Buggy to the Byte: How the Amish Tame Technology Dr. Donald B. Kraybill, Driscoll Hall 132 – 4-5:30 PM

3/15 (Tuesday)

  • No Classes due to Comprehensive Examinations: Good Luck, Second Years!
  • Rosary: 4pm in Corr Chapel

3/16 (Wednesday)

  • No Classes due to Comprehensive Examinations: Good Luck, Second Years!
  • Wondrous Encounters: Scripture for Lent Reflection Group (See Description Above); 2-3pm, Room 103: Center for Peace & Justice Education Classroom, 1st Floor of Corr Hall
  • Lecture: “Children, Consumerism and the Common Good” – Mary Roche of the College of the Holy Cross at 4:30 p.m. in the Driscoll Hall Auditorium. Professor Roche is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the College of Holy Cross, where she is also a Edward Bennett Williams Fellow. Among her fields of interest are Catholic moral theology and social teaching, Christian ethics, virtue ethics, bioethics and feminist ethics. Her lecture is part of the Intersection of Virtue and Ethics series, dedicated to reflection on the many facets of the Catholic intellectual tradition. The series is sponsored by the Office for Mission & Ministry in collaboration with the departments of Theology & Religious Studies, Philosophy, Center for Peace and Justice Education, Villanova Center for Liberal Education, the Ethics and Honors programs. Lectures are free and open to the public.
  • Stations of the Cross
    Throughout Lent, Stations of the Cross will be celebrated every
    Wednesday at 7:30 PM
    St. Thomas of Villanova Church

3/17 (Thursday)  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  • Rosary: 3pm in Corr Chapel

3/18 (Friday)

  • Simple Soup Friday! 12-1:30pm, Center for Peace & Justice Education, Corr Hall — ALL proceeds will go towards aid for the people of Japan. Please consider joining CPJE for Simple Soup Fridays. If you can’t attend the lunches but would like to pitch in a donation, you can send a check to:
Center for Peace and Justice Education
Villanova University
Corr Hall, 1st Floor
800 Lancaster Ave
Villanova, PA 19085
To share the latest on Japan, which was hit last week by the 5th most powerful earthquake in the world over the past 100 years:
  • 10,000 dead, entire villages wiped off the map
  • 2 explosions @ nuclear plants (partial meltdown at reactors #1 and 3), reactor #2 = in bad shape
  • 850,000 without electricity in near-freezing temps
  • 1 million households without running water
  • $180 billion in damages

Upcoming Events:

  • Busy Person’s Retreat: March 20-24. Too busy for a weekend away? This on-campus Retreat will have daily sessions to help you grow in your spiritual life. Sunday opening session and Thursday closing sessions, meet daily in between with individual directors as your schedule allows. Please Contact Linda Jaczynski ( to signup!
  • Catholic Social Teaching Conference! March 21-23. Anyone who is going to officially register for the conference that they do so through the website. NO CHARGE for students! More information Below:

  • Faith and Academics Discussion: March 22 and 24 from 6-8pm.  Come and discuss with you peers how you faith and academic lives have influenced each other.  This has been specifically scheduled in order to allow students who are in the late class to come to the first hour and students who are in the early class to come to second hour.
  • “Come to the Seashore: A Lenten Retreat”: April 9-10th. Looking for an overnight retreat with your fellow Theology graduate students? Included will be time for unitive community building, peaceful solitude, and a greater awareness of the spirit in our Lenten journeys. It will be held at St. Rita’s Cottage, the Augustinian Retreat House in Ocean City, NJ. We will also share in reflections from Fr. Joseph Loya, Dr. Peter Spitaler, and our very own peers. Since it is during the Lenten season, we will be also centering around the themes of prayer, almsgiving, and fasting. Other highlights: Liturgy, Scavenger Hunt, Delicious Meals Prepared in Community, and Sunrise Viewing on the Beach!

Signups: Please signup with Karen Cunningham in the Theology Department and enclose a $10 deposit to reserve your space.