It’s Colloquium Week! Check out details for the week here

‘GET REAL’ Small Group Program.  Campus Ministry is seeking graduate Theology and/or Counseling/Education students to oversee and facilitate a small group comprised of freshman students that meet once a week to step back, slow down, and reflect.  For more information, please contact Dr. Joyce Zavarich, Director of Pastoral Ministry Education and Internship

RSVP now for the Historic Black Church tour this Saturday led by Chimere Holmes!  Details below.

This Week!

Monday, October 1st- Happy Feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus!

Writing Workshop 4:30pm – details here.

Tuesday, October 2nd- Happy Feast of the Guardian Angels!

The Graduate Student Monthly Mass for October will be held at 5:30pm in Corr Chapel.  A Rosary will precede Mass at 5:00pm.  Talk to Daniel Madden if you’d like to be involved:

Preparing for Comps Workshop 2:00pm- details here.

PhD Workshop 4:00pm- details here.

Wednesday, October 3rd

Library Workshop- 4:30pm- details here.

Thursday, October 4th- Happy Feast of St. Francis of Assisi!

The next “Ethics for Lunch” will host Professor William May from UVA.  Mendel Hall room 103, 11:30am.

First-Year Coffee Break: 3:00pm- details here.

Graduate Colloquium- 4:30pm- details here.

Friday, October 5th

Graduate Fall Social, 8:00- 11:00pm in Doughterty’s East Lounge, hosted by the Graduate Student Council.  This is open to ALL grad students, not just theology!  So this is one of the best ways to meet people outside the department!  Cost of $10 at the door includes food and drinks.  Grad students may bring one guest over the age of 21.  Semi-formal attire encouraged. Address questions to Molly Wiseman:

Saturday, October 6th

Our own Chimere Holmes pioneers the “Villanova Annual Historic Black Church Tour”, a day-long adventure into the rich history and vibrant life of the African-American Church in Philadelphia.  The day will consist of church and museum tours, meet and greets with various Pastors, and a Soul food lunch in downtown Philadelphia.  Vans depart Villanova at 9:30am and return by 5:00pm.  Please bring money for lunch.  Contact Chimere Holmes to RSVP, and hurry, because space in the vans is filling up quickly!  Email:

Sunday, October 7th

Mark Your Calendar:

“Forming Your Conscience: The Informed Disciple.” A one-day retreat for young adults to be held at Malvern Retreat Center on Saturday October 13th.  The cost of $15 (before 10/7, thereafter $20) includes lunch.  This retreat focuses on faithful citizenship in the Catholic tradition, especially the duty of forming one’s conscience rightly, and does not endorse a single candidate or party affiliation.  More information and registration here.

Dr. Hughes and Sean McElwee come to speak at Catholic Young Adults of Chester County!  Dr. Hughes will focus on Beauty in St. Bonaventure on October 17th, and Sean will discuss sacred music in the Catholic tradition on October 24th. Both talks will be held at 7:30pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall in West Chester, PA.  Contact Lauren with questions or to carpool:

Upcoming Conferences:

If you know of any good conferences or calls for papers coming up, please email