Announcements

Friendly reminder about Recycling in the Department: Please take glass/plastic/tin to the recycle containers located by SAC classroom 210.

A Schola is forming to sing for an ecumenical Vespers to close the Advent Day of Reflection on Saturday, December 3. An introductory meeting will be held before fall break, and practices will begin after the break.  Practice times will be based on the schedules of the participants. The group will work on simple chants and a polyphonic setting of the Magnificat. An ability to read music would be helpful, but is not necessary. Please contact Dr. McGuire at elizabeth-jane.mcguire@villanova.edu ASAP to indicate your interest.

RCIA” is shorthand for the way the Catholic Church incorporates new adult members into its community. RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) describes a process of conversion that takes place at weekly gatherings in the Tracey Lounge in St.Rita Hall -6pm to 8pm begining the first Thursday in October. The process includes instruction in what Catholics believe, but more than that it involves a new way of life in Christ. Any student who wishes to be Baptized or receive First Eucharist or Confirmation or received into the Catholic church please contact kathy.overturf@villanova.edu

The Graduate Student Council is looking for one more representative for the Theology Department. Please Follow this Link for more information. Informational Meetings will be held on Wednesday, 9/28 at 2 PM and Thursday, 10/6 at 4 PM. These meeting will be introductory meetings and have the same agendas.  You can pick one meeting to attend or feel free to attend both. All meetings will be held in the Devon Room of the Connelly Center.

The GTSC is now on Twitter!  Follow us @VillanovaGTSC

The first Monthly Mass with the Theology Graduate Students will be held on October 4th at 5:20pm in Corr Chapel.  Contact Lauren Joyce to serve as a liturgical minister for these Masses: ljoyce@villanova.edu.

Respect Life Week is this week, sponsored by the Villanovans for Life- Please Signup online HERE.  Contact Cathy at: catherine.dakuginow@villanova.edu for more information.

This Week!

Monday, September 16th

  • Graduate Studies Open House & Reception! 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Graduate Studies Office, Kennedy Hall, 2nd Floor.
  • Respect Life Week (Villanovans for Life): “Mom/Baby Supply Drive” Connelly Center, 11AM-1:30PM.  Donate supplies for mothers in need!

Tuesday, September 27th

  • “Latin Lunches” meet with Dr. McGuire and other interested Grad Students to learn/study Ecclesiastical Latin at noon.
  • Rembrandt: The Faces of Jesus. Driscoll Hall Auditorium 4:30Head of Christpm. Victoria Conte, from the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present a lecture on this visiting exhibition.
  • Sant’Egidio Prayer Service. 6pm in Corr Chapel. All are welcome! For more information, please see The Community of Sant’Egidio website and contact Kathryn Getek Soltis, Director of the Center for Peace and Justice Education: kathryn.geteksoltis@villanova.edu
  • Respect Life Week (Villanovans for Life): “Truth Booth” on Abortion and The Death Penalty Connelly Center, 11AM-2PM

Wednesday, September 28th

  • Graduate Student Council Informational Meeting. 2PM, Devon Room, Connelly Center.  They are looking for one more representative for the Theology Department. Please Follow this Link for more information on the GSC. (Another informational meeting will be held Thursday, 10/6 at 4PM.) These meeting will be introductory meetings and have the same agendas.  You can pick one meeting to attend or feel free to attend both.
  • Live Simulcast of Gounod’s “Faust”, Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA ($10)
  • Respect Life Week (Villanovans for Life): Weekly Meeting at 6:00PM in the Peace and Justice Center in Corr Hall. “40 Days for Life Vigil” 7PM at Bryn Mawr Hospital

Thursday, September 29th

  • Portio Creaturae Tuae: Villanova Graduate Theology Research Conference will be held Thurday, September 29 from 3:00-4:30 in Old Falvey 203. Our presenters this semester are Patrick O’Kernick, presenting “Matter is Metaphor is Spirit: A Provocative Study of Matter from Medieval Angelology to Contemporary Poetics” and Kenneth Fleischer, presenting ”The Beatitudes of the Apocalypse of John.” Join us to learn more about your fellow students’ research and, of course, for a wine and cheese reception after.
  • Graduate Studies Open House & Reception! 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Graduate Studies Office, Kennedy Hall, 2nd Floor.
  •  Film Night: The New World (expanded version, Terrence Malick, USA, 2005, 150 mins.) When their worlds collide, Pocahontas (Q’orianka Kilcher) and John Smith (Colin Farrell) commune. Though their relationship will prove as transitory as the peace between natives and settlers, it suggests a transformed way of being-in-the-world: a new world. 7pm, Corr Hall Classroom.
  • Augustine and Almsgiving, Richard Finn, O.P. – Blackfriars Driscoll Hall Auditorium – 4:30 PM, Richard Finn O.P., is Head of House at Blackfriars Hall and Regent of Studies of the English Dominican Province. He is a member of the Theology Faculty of Oxford University and lectures in Augustine and Church History. He is the author of Almsgiving in the Later Roman Empire, published by Oxford University Press.
  • Respect Life Week (Villanovans for Life): Movie Screening: “Amazing Grace” at 7:30PM in CEER 001

Friday, September 30th

  • Respect Life Week (Villanovans for Life): “Cupcakes for Life” Giveaway! Connelly Center, 11AM-1PM
  • Group Prayer: 4pm in Corr Chapel. Please join us in winding down the week and stepping away from daily noise with silent group reflection.
        • “The more we receive in silent prayer, the more we can give in our active life. We need silence to be able to touch souls.” ~Mother Teresa

Saturday, October 1st

Sunday, October 2nd

Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Events!

  • Tuesday, October 4th: Graduate Student Monthly Mass– 5:20 Corr Chapel
  • Wednesday, October 5: FREE Graduate School Practice Exams at 6:00pm. Visit http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1105597-BgdQRnNZN3 to reserve your place
  • Friday-Saturday, October 21-22: Thomistic Circles Conference: Christian Marriage: Nature and Sacrament at Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC. Provide your own transportation.
  • Sunday, October 23rd: Interdiciplinary Graduate Student Fellowship 10:30am Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, followed by a trip to Center City for lunch.  If you have not yet visited the Reading Terminal Market, now is the time! Bring cash for the Regional Rail Train and lunch.  Please RSVP to Dan Guertin: dguert01@villanova.edu or Michelle Sherman bsherm02@villanova.edu by October 21st.
  • Saturday, November 19th: Augustinian Heritage Retreat
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