- Spring GTSC Film Series “Neither Death: Death, Mourning, and Meaning in Contemporary Cinema” announced! See tab above for more info.
- SOCIAL JUSTICE: Please visit the *NEWLY ADDED* Catholic Relief Services Page for more information on the Villanova University-CRS Partnership.
- Graduate Theology Retreat is now scheduled for April 26-28 (Thurs-Saturday). Please contact Michelle (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to help plan this retreat.
- Possibilities of Forgiveness Conference at Villanova Feb. 20- 21. Details below under the “Conferences at Villanova” section.
Monday, February 13th
- Monday Latin Lunches! 12-1 PM in the conference room across the hall from the theology office between sociology and political science. We are beginning with Augustine’s De Catechezandis Rudibus. For more information and this reading, please contact Dr. Elizabeth-Jane McGuire (email@example.com).
- GLOBAL SOLIDARITY NETWORK, Session 1: Gender, Economics, and Sustainable Development. Feb 13- 24. Participate via the web in this session, with access its resources, programming best practices, and conversation with the agency’s staff working on the front lines of humanitarian relief and development around the world. For more information and to register your classes, go to: http://gsn.crs.org or email:Margaret.firstname.lastname@example.org
- ESTEEM works to prepare young adults to take on dynamic and meaningful roles in their parish communities as young adults, with focus on training in Catholic faith formation, networking and community building, and opportunities for spiritual growth. It will be having its first official meeting at 6pm in Tracey Lounge, St. Rita’s. Contact Dan at email@example.com for more info.
- Film: In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray, 1950), 7PM at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. If you’re in a lonely place this St. Valentine’s Day, join Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame in Los Angeles’ noir heyday for this thriller on the border of romance and cynicism.
- PULSE: People Uplifting Lives through Scripture Everyday 6-7pm. Pulse will meet in the Devon Room, Connelly Center. This week will be the fourth official meeting, continuing to delve into scripture and Christian writings. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Arielle Benjamin and Denise Diadyk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- (There is no official GTSC liturgy this week. However, there is a daily 5:20pm Mass in Corr Chapel to which all are perpetually invited.)
- Sant’Egidio Prayer Service. 6pm in Corr Hall Chapel.
- Group Centering Prayer: Please join fellow theology students at 3pm in Corr Chapel to take time to recenter yourself in God’s presence. (Non-denominational prayer.)
Thursday, February 16th
- Bible Study with Dr. Paul Danove will begin at 1:00 p.m. in Room 210, St. Augustine Center (SAC). We will study/reflect on the upcoming Sunday Scriptures taken from the Gospel according to Mark. All are invited. Contact: Kathy.Overturf@Villanova.edu
- 7 PM: James Martin, SJ will be speaking on his new book, “Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life” at St. Thomas of Villanova Church. For More information, Click HERE!
Friday, February 17th
- Film Night 2: Talk to Her [Hable con ella] (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain, 2002) Everyone welcome (including friend and family) 7PM at Andrew’s house in Ardmore. You are encouraged to bring food and/or drink to share. See film series tab or follow link for details: http://www.sonyclassics.com/talktoher/flashwebsite/core/hasFlash.html.
Saturday, February 18th
Sunday, February 19th
- Greek Study, 2:00 at the Panera Bread in Wayne. Contact Charlie (Cjohns42@villanova.edu) for details
Monday, February 20th
- Conference: “Possibilities of Forgiveness” Feb. 20-21; 7:30am – 7:00pm (Monday), 7:30am – 5:00pm (Tuesday). This event is free for Villanova students, Register at: http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/humanities/forgivenessconference/registration.html
- Lecture: “The Virtue of Doubt and the Dynamics of Ecclesial Teaching Authority” 4:30-6 PM in the Driscoll Auditorium (Room 132). Richard Gaillardetz, Joseph McCarthy Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology at Boston College, will deliver this lecture, sponsored by the Theology Institute. All are welcome! For more information, CLICK HERE!
Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Events!
- Busy Person’s Retreat- March 18-22. Please email@example.com to register.
- On Wednesday, April 18 the University Partnership with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) will sponsor a colloquium on Gender and Justice: A Global Humanitarian and Development Perspective. The afternoon session, “Responding to Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Humanitarian Crises,” is scheduled between 4-5:30 p.m. The evening session, “Global Poverty Reduction and the Gender Lens,” is scheduled between 7:30-9 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the Connelly Center, Villanova room and open to the public. Francisca Vigaud-Walsh, CRS’ Emergency Operations Technical Advisor for Sexual and Gender-based Violence, will be the featured speaker.
- Pennsylvanians for Human Life will be hosting a Pro-Life Banquet on Sunday, February 26 at the Springfield Country Club. The guest speaker is Georgette Forney, the President of Anglicans for Life and the Co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign. The student rate is $25.00/person. For information, please visit: http://pennlife.org/Banquet2008.html.
Upcoming Conferences @ Villanova
- Possibilities of Forgiveness Conference, February 20- 21 at the Villanova Conference Center. This conference is free for Villanova students; register HERE.
- What makes forgiveness possible? What does forgiveness require? Is focusing on forgiveness self-indulgent—should we, perhaps, celebrate repentance? Scholars from all backgrounds are invited to participate in a conversation about individual and communal apology, repentance, forgiveness, and reconciliation. The aim of this conference is to bring together a small number of persons from a variety of theoretical, religious, and non-religious perspectives for a working consultation. We hope to present persons from a variety of traditions an opportunity to learn from and about one another’s traditions, and to thoughtfully challenge them.
- Catholic Social Teaching Conference in March 19-21, 2012: See HERE for more details.
- Truth & Mystery Reading Group. With the dual aims of building community between philosophy and theology as well as preparing for this year’s Truth & Mystery Conference on April 12th, this group meets monthly to read and discuss authors pertinent to the conference: Desmond, Marion, and Hollywood. More details here. Professors Jim Wetzel (Philosophy), Jessica Murdoch (Theology), Carey Walsh (Theology), and Darlene Weaver (Theology), are serving as faculty mentors. The next meeting is scheduled for Feb 17th at 11am.
- Faith and Culture: Theologians of the Future in Dialogue Friday, April 20th, 2012, 3:30 PM – 8 PM; Villanova University, Dougherty Hall, West Lounge; Keynote Speaker: Dr. Leonard Swidler, Professor of Catholic Thought and Interreligious Dialogue, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. This conference will be Villanova University’s first Graduate Theology Student Conference open to students in master’s and doctoral programs outside of Villanova University. It is intended both to foster dialogue between students in our own program and to engage the next generation of theologians in other programs across the nation about what we are doing as students of theology.
- The topic for 2012 is entitled “The Role of the Theologian in the Public Square.” We encourage all of you to attend, but we also invite you to submit papers for this special event which we hope will showcase your work as students of the Graduate Program in Theology at Villanova University to the wider academic theological community. Please contact Anthony DeBonis (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information, including the Call for Papers.
Upcoming Conferences in the Area
The Mid-Atlantic Congress (MAC) for pastoral leaders/parishioners is a gathering for training, resource sharing, networking, and prayer. March 8-10, 2012, Baltimore Hilton Hotel. MAC is a three-day gathering from Thursday-Saturday, March 8-10, 2012, designed to strengthen pastoral leaders from across the mid-Atlantic region and beyond in the church and in their ministry. If you would like to attend this conference FOR FREE, in exchange for volunteering, please contact Villanova alumna, Rena Black (email@example.com) for more information.
Visions of Hope: Emerging Theologians and Young Church Leaders Envision the Church of the Future March 9-11, 2012. Boston College. In an effort to empower and listen to the voices of some emerging theologians and leaders, theology graduate students at Boston College (BC), together with the International Catholic Movement for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs (ICMICA-Pax Romana) and other partners at BC plan to organize an international colloquium in March, 2012 on the theme of Visions of Hope: Emerging Theologians Envision the Future of the Church. The three-day gathering will be guided by, five subthemes:
- The Future of Catholic Ethics
- The Future of Dialogue
- The Future of Liturgy
- The Future of Ministry
- The Future of Ecclesiology