• Check out our new “Employment” Tab at the top of the page!  Please contact Lauren at if you are aware of any opportunities that should be listed on that page.
  • The University Partnership with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is sponsoring a colloquium entitled “Gender & Justice: A Global Humanitarian Perspective” on Wednesday, April 18, with sessions at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.  The horrific stories of gender-based violence, particularly in conflict and disaster-affected communities, are gaining public attention. The question is what can be done about it.  This two part colloquium offers a rare opportunity to learn first-hand from CRS experts who are responsible for designing and implementing gender-responsive programming in both development and crisis situations about how international relief and development agencies, like Catholic Relief Services, are working on the grassroots level to promote gender equality (one of the most effective ways to reduce poverty), prevent sexual and gender-based violence, and address the complex needs of survivors. Session 1: 4-5:30 p.m., “Responding to Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Humanitarian Crises.”  Session 2: 7:30-9 p.m. “Global Poverty Reduction and the Gender Lens.” Both sessions are in the Villanova Room. For more information, contact:

This Week!

Monday, April 9th

  • Easter Monday- No Graduate Classes
Tuesday, April 10th
  • PULSE: People Uplifting Lives through Scripture Everyday 6-7pm. Pulse will meet in the Devon Room, Connelly Center. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Arielle Benjamin and Denise Diadyk at

Wednesday, April 11th

  • 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.)
  • Sarah Byers, PhD, the inaugural Patricia H. Imbesi Saint Augustine Fellow, will present a talk on “The Psychology of Compassion: Augustine and the Stoics on Mercy” at 4:30pm in Falvey Memorial Library, Rm 205.  “Augustine’s thought and life still have something to teach us today,” says Dr. Byers, assistant professor of Philosophy at Boston College.  “The Imbesi Fellowship supports scholars in this important work of research and of passing on to undergraduate and graduate students the timeliness of Augustine’s thought.”  Sponsored by the Augustinian Institute.
Thursday, April 12th
  • Truth & Mystery Conference!  The annual Theology Institute conference on faith and reason has taken this year’s theme to be “Truth and Mystery,” focusing on the works of Hollywood, Desmond, and Marion.  This one-day conference hosted at Villanova will be an excellent opportunity for in-depth thought and discussion on the interplay between truth and mystery, faith and reason, and philosophy and theology in intellectual pursuit.  More details, and registration, available here.
Friday, April 13th
Saturday, April 14th
Sunday, April 15th
Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Events!
  • 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.  More information above in “Announcements.”

Upcoming Conferences @ Villanova

  • 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! For more information, contact AJ DeBonis at