Announcements!

This Wednesday evening at 7:30, the GTSC is running Stations of the Cross in the Villanova Church. The intention of this service is for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. All are welcome and invited to attend. Email Dan if you would like to participate through reading or leading the procession from Station to Station: dmadde01@villanova.edu.

Dr. Danove is offering a Lenten Bible study every Tuesday from 1:00 to 1:50 in SAC room 410. (Please note the time and room change from last week.) Come listen and take part in these readings and reflections as we journey through Lent together! The Bible study will continue each Tuesday during Lent.  Contact Dan with questions: dmadde01@villanova.edu.

The Dies Academicus is coming up!  On Tuesday, Feb 26th the department will gather to celebrate the achievements of those students who have completed thesis papers or substantial research papers.  4:00pm – 6:00pm in Falvey 205, reception following.  This year’s presenters are Sherri Anderson, Steven Chaffee, Anthony DeBonis, and Michael Fatigati.  Please make every attempt to be present for this important event.

“Models of Reality as Sources of Conflict.”  A talk by Archbishop Lazar Puhalo as part of the Vivian J Lamb Lecture Series on Augustinian Thought and the Sciences.  To be held on Monday, February 25th at 4:30 pm in Driscoll Auditorium.

“Whine and Wine” for Comps!  All students taking comprehensive exams are welcome to gather in St. Rita’s Chapel (in the Campus Ministry building) to share how the comps experience is impacting your life.  Please bring a paragraph or two of your favorite text with you to share – we’ll bring the food.  4:05pm on Thursday, February 28th.

This Week:

Monday, February 18th

Theology on Tap continues!  Monday at 7 PM at Flip and Bailey’s. This is the second to last one of the semester!

Tuesday, February 19th 

Lenten Bible study with Dr. Danove every Tuesday from 1:00 to 1:50 in SAC room 410. (Please note the time and room change from last week.)

Cheer on The Apocalypse department intramural team as they look to win their final basketball game of the season and bring a 2-2 record into the playoffs! Game is prime-time at 7PM on the side court of the Pavilion.

Wednesday, February 20th  

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.”

Stations of the Cross for Hurricane Sandy at 7:30pm led by the GTSC – volunteers needed!  Details above under “Announcements.”

Thursday, February 21st

Augustine Seminar II – 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!

Friday, February 22nd

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

Saturday, February 23rd

Sunday, February 24th


Save the Date:

“Faith in Flannery O’Connor” – a talk by Paul Elie of Georgetown University as part of the “Catholic Imagination in the Arts” series.  March 14th, 4:30pm Driscoll Hall Auditorium.

Silent Retreat weekend led by Fr. Martin Laird, OSA, April 19-21, 2013.  Discount offered if you sign up through Campus Ministry. Email linda.jaczynski@villanova.edu 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: cholme03@villanova.edu.

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 (www.portsmouthinstitute.org) 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.

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