Dear Theology Graduate Students;

Welcome to the 2011-2012 Academic Year at Villanova University!

In the tradition of engaging learning with prayerful discernment which unites the mind, heart, and action, it brings us great pleasure to invite you to the Opening Prayer Service for the Theology Department.  We will come together as faculty, staff, and graduate students to place ourselves in the presence of God and to ask for blessings upon this next year of intellectual, spiritual, and personal growth.  The service will be followed by a welcome reception. Please come to join in prayer and fellowship with the department!

Theology Department Opening Prayer Service
Thursday, August 25th at 3:30pm
Corr Chapel, Reception to follow in Corr Hall Lobby

After the reception, please join us for karaoke in Chinatown.   SEPTA over with us, or meet around 6 at:
Yakitori Boy
211 N. 11 St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 923-8088

For any questions regarding this event, please email Andrew Thompson-Briggs (


The Graduate Theology Steering Committee
The GTSC consists of students who represent and serve the various facets of student life within the program.  One of our services is maintaining a weekly blog of events, opportunities, and updates that may be of interest to graduate students in the program.
You can also link to the the GTSC Facebook Page found here:

Stay tuned for more information for how to join the GTSC and upcoming events. See you at the Opening Prayer Service!

-Members of the GTSC

Michelle Sherman, Office of Mission and Ministry
Lauren Joyce, Office of Mission and Ministry                                                                             Andrew Thompson-Briggs, Culture & Social Life                                                                           Siobhan Riley, Professional Development
Kristyn Russell, Spiritual Life
Carrie Roberts, Service & Social Justice