Dr. Danove is offering a Lenten Bible study every Tuesday from 1:00 to 1:50 in SAC room 410. 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:

RSVP for the Theology Department’s “Mercy” retreat!  Hosted at the beautiful Ocean City, NJ, this retreat will offer time for prayer, reflection, service, and community-building with other theology grad students.  Cost will be $10 per person, and transportation and food will be provided.  We will depart after the 5:30pm Mass on Friday April 5th and return by 4:00pm on Sunday.  If you’d like to join us on Saturday morning instead (to spend more weekend time with your family), please let us know so we can accommodate you.  We sincerely hope you can join us!  RSVP to Lauren at

Chimere Holmes is proudly coordinating Villanova University’s Second Annual Historic Black Church Tour!  Please join us Sunday April 7, 2013 as we journey to the renowned Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to fellowship, praise the Lord, and participate in a Meet & Greet with Reverend Dr. Alyn E. Waller.  This event is part of Villanova University’s  effort to appreciate the diverse religious traditions present on and around campus.  Such a shared experience not only enlightens our appreciation for each other as we stand before God, but also conveys a sense of common purpose in our call to love God and love our neighbor.  The event is free of charge, open to faculty, staff, and students.  Transportation is provided on behalf of the University.  Spots fill up quickly: RSVP to Chimere at or on Facebook.

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This Week:

Monday, March 18th

Tuesday, March 19th

“Torture, Terror and the Body of Christ” will be presented by Mark Allman, a faculty associate in the Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, as well as a professor in the Department of Religious and Theological Studies at Merrimack College. He is one of only a handful of scholars working on postwar ethics and the just war theory. His article “Postwar Justice” appeared in America and he presented “Jus Post Bellum: Extending the Just War Theory” with Tobias Winright at the College Theology Society They also have recently published, After the Smoke Clears: Jus Post Bellum and the Just War Theory. His lecture on Tuesday, March 19 at 4:30 PM in the Connelly Center Villanova Room is sponsored by the Office for Mission & Ministry and is part of its year-long series on the Catholic peacemaking tradition.

If you have questions, please contact:

 Lenten Bible study with Dr. Danove every Tuesday from 1:00 to 1:50 in SAC room 410.

Wednesday, March 20th

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.”
Dr. Mark Mitchell, Professor of Government at Patrick Henry College and co-founder and editor-in-chief of the blog, will deliver a lecture entitled “Human Scale and Humane Politics: Fostering Civil Society and an Ethos of Gratitude” at 7 PM in the Bryn Mawr Room of Connelly Center.

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

Thursday, March 21st

Friday, March 22nd

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

Saturday, March 23rd

Sunday, March 24th


Save the Date:

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.

Conferences and Calls for Papers:

The American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, the journal of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, is pleased to announce its first annual Rising Scholar Essay Contest.  Any scholar who will not have attained the rank of associate professor by August 1, 2013, is invited to submit a paper that contributes to the development or elucidation of the Catholic philosophical tradition.  The award for the winning paper will be $500 and a free one-year membership in the American Catholic Philosophical Association.  Complete guidelines online.  The submission deadline is 5:00 p.m. (CST) on August 1, 2013.  Please direct all questions to

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

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.

Molloy College in New York hosts “The Church and Women: 50 Years After Vatican II” on Friday, April 19th.  Registration is $40 and closes on Thursday, April 11th.