Announcements:

Congratulations to ’12 Graduate Kristyn Russell on her publication in Worship!  See the details here!

November is Augustinian Heritage month.  See details below!

*PRIVATE* Graduate Student Tour of “Icon: Way to the Kingdom”!!!  Curator, Director, and Artist Fr. Richard Cannuli leads us through the exhibit, focusing on some of his favorite pieces from around the world.  Meet in the Gallery in the second floor of the Connelly Center at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 7th.  This event is open to all graduate students.  Send questions to Lauren: ljoyce@villanova.edu.

The 4th Semiannual Portio Creaturae Tuae (PCT) Conference which will be held on Thursday, November 29th. Click here for more info.  This is a big event in the life of our graduate department, so please plan to attend if you can!

The Theology Institute’s Faith and Culture blog is up and running!  Contact Dr. Carey Walsh to submit a post- students and professors both desired.

This Week!

Monday, November 5th

The Office for Mission and Ministry hosts Deborah Jackson-Taffa in celebration of Native American Heritage Month. Ms. Taffa will deliver a talk entitled “An Inheritance of Ecological Urgency: Challenges and Complexities for the Modern Native American Activist and Writer” in Driscoll Auditorium at 4:30pm on Monday, November 5th.

Tuesday, November 6th

Augustinian Heritage Month Lecture: David Steinmetz delivers a lecture entitled “Reinterpreting Tradition: St. Augustine Among the Early Protestants.”  Falvey Library Cafe, 7:30pm.  This talk is part of the Office for Mission and Ministry’s celebration of Augustinian Heritage Month.

Wednesday, November 7th

*PRIVATE* Graduate Student Tour of “Icon: Way to the Kingdom”!!!  Director, Curator, and Artist Fr. Richard Channuli OSA leads us through the exhibit on an exclusive tour.  Meet in the Gallery in the second floor of the Connelly Center at noon.  Contact Lauren with questions: ljoyce@villanova.edu.

Post-graduation Volunteer Fair!  Learn more about serving others in post-graduate situations.  Over 30 programs will be represented, including several that offer stipends as well as room & board, and loan deferment.  7- 9pm in Alumni Gym.  Contact Irene King in Campus Ministry with questions: irene.king@villanova.edu.

Thursday, November 8th

Fr. Joseph Genito presents “St. Rita of Cascia and the Augustinian Tradition” in Driscoll Hall Auditorium at 4:30pm.  This talk is part of the Office for Mission and Ministry’s Celebration of Augustinian Heritage month.

GTSC Fall Film Series: “Get Low” (Corr Hall, Room 103, 7:30 PM)

In this month’s film, Felix Bush (Robert Duvall), a hermit who has removed himself from all societal contact, hires Frank Quinn (Bill Murray), to throw him a “funeral party” wherein locals are invited to share their opinions about his character. As excitement gathers amongst the townsfolk, it is revealed that Felix aims to make a public confession about his mysterious past and way of life. Based on a true story.

Fr. Joe Farrell presents at Theology Un-Tapped “St. Augustine of Hippo: Patron Saint of Brewers and so Much More!” in Cafe Nova, 9pm.  This is part of the Office for Mission and Ministry’s Celebration of Augustinian Heritage month.  (Please note: there will be no alcohol at this event, since undergrads will be present.)

Friday, November 9th

Saturday, November 10th

Sunday, November 11th

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: ljoyce@villanova.edu.

The Advent Graduate Retreat will be held on campus on December 8th, and will run from approximately 10am- 4:30pm.  Students of all faiths are welcome to this day of preparation for Christmas.  Stay posted for more details.

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 ljoyce@villanova.edu.

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