Dr. Danove is offering a Lenten Bible study every Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:20 in the theology conference room. Come listen and take part in these readings and reflections as we journey through Lent together! The first Bible study begins this Tuesday (Mardi Gras) and it will continue each Tuesday during Lent.  Contact Dan with questions:

The “Employment” tab is back!  Please email employment opportunities you are aware of to Lauren:, and they will be posted on the “Employment” page on this blog.

This Week:

Monday, February 11th

Theology on Tap continues!  Mondays from Jan 21st. to Feb 25th at Kelly’s Bar on Rt. 30.  Transportation available, details here.

Tuesday, February 12th

Wednesday, February 13th – Ash Wednesday 

Mass for Ash Wednesday will be held at 12:05, 5:30, and 7:00pm in the St. Thomas of Villanova church.  Additionally, there will be an 8:00am prayer service and 3:00pm Word service.  Ashes will be distributed at all of the above.

Latin Lunch: 11:45-12:45 in the theology common room. We are reading Augustine’s sermon #14. Come join us!

Take a break from words and come and rest in the Word.  Join the Spiritual Life Committee for Silent Prayer in Corr Chapel every Wednesday from 3-4:30.  Come and share the silence in this sacred place.  Stay as long as you desire. “Be still and know that I am God.”

Thursday, February 14th – Valentine’s Day!

Friday, February 15th

First Friday of Lent!  Have you always wondered why Catholics don’t eat meat on Fridays during Lent?  Learn the answer here.

Saturday, February 16th

Sunday, February 17th

Save the Date:

Augustine Seminar II – February 21 – Fedigan Room 12:00-1:30.  Dr. Kimberly Baker, the Patricia H. Imbesi St. Augustine Fellow, leads the discussion.  Augustine’s preaching to the newly baptized built on their understanding of the Scripture and the Creed by explaining the sacraments that they had just experienced: baptism and Eucharist. Their very identity was now tied to those sacraments.  RSVP to Fr. Fitzgerald for lunch!

Silent Retreat weekend led by Fr. Martin Laird, OSA, April 19-21, 2013.  Discount offered if you sign up through Campus Ministry. Email for more information.

While we live in the world’s wealthiest nation, 14.5% of U.S. households—nearly 49 million Americans, including 16.2 million children—struggle to put food on the table. The good news is that we CAN make a difference! The Walk+Run Against Hunger supports more than 100 food pantries, soup kitchens, and hunger-relief agencies in Southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey.  Fellow student Chimere Holmes is fundraising and participating… get involved by supporting her team!  Your donation will help her and countless other runners and walkers get closer to crossing the finish line in the ongoing race against hunger.  Donate online here.  Contact Chimere with questions:

Conferences and Calls for Papers:

Leuven Encounters Systematic Theology: Call for papers for the annual conference on “Mediating Mysteries, Understanding Liturgies.”  More info here.

Call for Papers: the 9th Annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Student Conference in Patristic Studies to be held in Brookline, Massachusetts on March 7th- 9th, 2013.  The full call for papers can be viewed here.  **Partial financial aid for travel may be available!**

The Portsmouth Institute ( has announced that its fifth annual conference will be held June 7-9, 2013, on Catholicism and the American Experience. More info at their website above.  Speakers include George Wiegel and Peter Steinfels, among others.