Thank you to all for serving the community of Camden on Saturday.

Please keep Dr. Brunk in your prayers as he recovers from his surgery.

And congratulations to Dr. Barnett and his wife, Stacy, in the birth of their daughter, Monica Grace!

What to keep on your schedule: 

Join us for the monthly Graduate Student Mass, October 8th at the regularly scheduled 5:30 Mass.

Latin Lunches continue in the Theology Lounge. The time is ≈ 11:30 to 1:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays (unless otherwise noted).

This Week Day by Day:

Monday, Sept 30th

Community Reading of the Odyssey all day in the Library First Floor Lounge.

Panel Discussion on Pope Francis’ First Encyclical: Lumen Fidei, with James McCartney, OSA, Dr. Peter Spitaler, and Kathleen Byrnes – 7:30pm in Driscoll Auditorium.

Theology On-Tap: “What am I looking for? Finding God in all things” Peter Callaghan, Villanova University Class of ’06 and Former Augustinian Volunteer – 8PM at Bryn Mawr Beef and Ale.

Tuesday, Oct 1st

Latin Lunch (Medieval): 11:30-1 in the theology lounge.

4:30PM Lecture in the Bartley Ampitheater (Rm 1011): “Stars, Galaxies, the Sun, and the Earth.”

7:00PM Lecture at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary: Philadelphia’s Archbishop will speak on Fire Upon the Earth: A Call to Conversion and a New Evangelization.  To register:

7:30PM Lecture at St. Thomas of Villanova Church: Cardinal Theodore McCarrick from Washington D.C. will give a talk called: “Who is Pope Francis?”

Join some fellow grad students to pray the Rosary at 5pm in the grotto (or Corr depending on weather). During which you can pray that the Reds beat the Pirates. 🙂

Wednesday, Oct 2nd

Faith Sharing: Join us as we reflect on a scripture passage and share how it relates to both our faith lives and everyday lives. This is a safe zone and sharing is not required. All are welcome!  We will meet at 3:30 in the Theology Department Lounge (SAC 203), and then move to a more private place. Contact Erik ( with any questions.

Thursday, Oct 3rd

Joe with Joe: Grab some coffee and talk with Fr. Joe Farrell about his time in Rome the past few weeks as well as some of things Pope Francis has said in his interview, including his thoughts on Pastoral Ministry. This casual and relaxed discussion will take place in Corr Hall in Fr. Joe’s office or in the lobby at 9:30am.

Latin Lunch (Early Church): Begins at 11:30 in the theology lounge.

Friday, Oct 4th

3:30PM PhD Workshop led by Dr. Barnett and Dr. Smith in the student lounge!

Saturday, Oct 5th

Philly Graduate Student Walking Tour – meet at the visitors lot across from the church at 10:15, campus vans will be provided to and from Philadelphia. Tickets are $15, and the walking tour will last 75 minutes going to some fun spots in Philly with a lunch after. Students can purchase their tickets on To register/ login use your Villanova userId. 

Please see our page called “Lectures and Other Academic Events” for other ongoing and individual events not listed above or for more info. See the tab at the top of this page, or click here.