Thank you for all of your participation in Colloquium Week!  And thank you to the professors who organized it!

The 4th Semiannual Portio Creaturae Tuae (PCT) Conference will be held on Thursday, November 29th. Click here for more info and be on the lookout for posters this week in the Theology office!

The PMR (Patristics, Medieval and Renaissance) Conference is this weekend and is free to attend for Villanova Students (see below).

The Augustinian Institute will sponsor several screenings of “Restless Heart”, a film on the life and conversion of Augustine.  October 22nd at 3:30 and October 23rd at 7:30, both in Connelly Cinema.

Lora Shuliga is organizing a day trip to Evergreen Farms in Orwigsburg.  Contact Lora at for more info.

This Week!

Monday, October 8th

“What You Do to the Least Among You: The US Bishops and Economic Justice” delivered by The Most Reverend George V. Murry, Secretary of the USCCB and Chair of the Committee on Priorities and Plans. St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia. 7:00pm in Mandevilla Hall- Wolfington Teletorium.

Tuesday, October 9th

Wednesday, October 10th

Sisters in the City of Brotherly Love: A Celebration of the Contributions of Roman Catholic Women Religious in Philadelphia.  A panel of four religious sisters involved with various ministries throughout the city (human trafficking, literacy, immigration, domestiv violence) speak about their experience and their faith.  Reception at 6pm, event at 7pm at St. Joseph’s Univeristy, Philadelphia, in the Cardinal Foley Center on Maguire Campus.

“Eggspolitation”, a documentary on the dangers of egg donation in the IVF industry, is screened in West Chester at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 7:30pm.  More info available here, and check out the trailer online.

Thursday, October 11th

“God’s Favor(itism): Cain and Other Rejected Brothers” at 12:30- 2:00pm, 1st floor seminar room, 103 Corr Hall.  Hosted by the VU Hebrew Bible Study Group.  For more information contact Dr. Ruth Anolik.

Latin Lunch: Cancelled for this week.

“Fall Film Series: Faith, Sin, and Salvation in 21st Century Cinema” 1st Film: Doubt (Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, 2008). 7:30 PM, Corr Hall, Room 103. Food and beverages welcome. For more info, contact AJ at

Friday, October 12th

Saturday, October 13th

“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.

Sunday, October 14th

Greek Study:  1pm-3pm.  This event will be held at Panera in Wayne. Contact Charlie Johnson at for more information!

Mark Your Calendar:

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 November 14th (note date change). 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:

Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference to be hosted at Villanova by the Augustinian Institute from October 26th- 28th. Register online here. There is no registration fee for Villanova Students. Contact Ben ( if you would like to carpool. There is also the opportunity for a free lunch in exchange for volunteering–if interested email Anna Misticoni [], the Augustine Institute secretary.

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