Announcements!

With a big victory in the first round of the playoffs on Sunday night, The Apocalypse next takes on one of the top teams in the league this Wednesday at 8 PM in the Jake Nevin Field House. Come support your colleagues. For this is where pride and will and soul become manifest.

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 here!  Details below under “Tuesday.”

“Whine and Wine” for Comps!  Details below under “Thursday.”

Keep checking the “Employment” tab for information on job postings!

This Week:

Monday, February 25th

Theology on Tap continues!  Monday at 8 PM at Flip and Bailey’s. This is the last one of the semester!

“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.

Tuesday, February 26th 

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.)

The Dies Academicus is here!  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.

Wednesday, February 27th  

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 hosted by Campus Ministry at 7:30pm in the St. Thomas of Villanova church.

The Apocalypse plays in the second round of the basketball playoffs at 8PM in the Jake Nevin Field House

Thursday, February 28th

Wine and Whine 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.

Soul Sessions, 10am, with Linda Jaczynski of Campus Ministry, in the CM office.  Soul sessions is an awesome way to reflect, connect, and make new friends in the many graduate programs.  Please try your best to come out and get spiritually energized and inspired with fellow Villanovans.  Friends and classmates welcome.  Contact Chimere Holmes with questions: cholme03@villanova.edu.

Friday, March 1st

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

Saturday, March 2nd

Sunday, March 3rd

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.

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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