The PMR (Patristics, Medieval and Renaissance) Conference is this weekend and is free for Villanova Students (see Friday October 26th below).

The 4th Semiannual Portio Creaturae Tuae (PCT) Conference will be held on Thursday, November 29th. Click here for more info.  Abstracts due for consideration by November 1st to Charlie at

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.

The Theology Institute’s Blog is up and running!  Please contact Dr. Carey Walsh to submit a post- students and professors both desired.

This Week!

Monday, October 22nd- Happy Feast of Bl. John Paul II!

The Augustinian Institute hosts a 3:30pm screening of “Restless Heart”, a full-length film on Augustine of Hippo, in Connelly Cinema, Connelly Center.

Tuesday, October 23rd

2:30pm, Falvey Library.  Matthew Kerbel, PhD and David Barrett, PhD present as part of the “Presidential Election Series” hosted by the Library.  Full info online here.

The Augustinian Institute hosts a 7:30pm screening of “Restless Heart”, a full-length film on Augustine of Hippo, in Connelly Cinema, Connelly Center.

Wednesday, October 24th

“Sorcerer’s Semester: A Marathon reading of Harry Potter” in Falvey Memorial Library.  All day, starting at 9am.  Come and listen, or offer to help read!

Thursday, October 25th

Soul Sessions with Linda Jaczynski of the Center for Spirituality and Discernment.  “Soul Sessions” is a relaxed and informal opportunity to live out and discuss your faith journey with other grad students.  Graduate students of all majors welcome.  10am St. Rita’s Hall.

Friday, October 26th

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.

Saturday, October 27th

Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference continues.

Sunday, October 28th

Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference continues.

Mark Your Calendar:

Sean McElwee comes to speak at Catholic Young Adults of Chester County!  Fellow graduate student Sean will discuss sacred music in the Catholic tradition on November 14th (note date change). The talk will be held at 7:30pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall in West Chester, PA.  Contact Lauren with questions or to carpool:

Vatican II at Fifty – Father John W. O’Malley, S.J., Professor of Theology at Georgetown University, will present his reflection, Vatican II at Fifty on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 7:00 P.M., in our own Barbelin Hall at Old St. Joseph’s Parish in Philadelphia (note: NOT St. Joseph’s University). Admission is free.  Email questions to William Culleton at

Upcoming Conferences:

Chestnut Hill College: Call for Papers.  April 12th- 14th, 2013: “The Irrepressible Energy of the Spirit: Vatican II and Beyond.”  Details and guidelines for submission here.

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