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LCE Returns with Online Lecture Featuring David Perrin
LCE Returns with Online Lecture Featuring David Perrin
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Time: 04:00 PM

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In response to the COVID-19 restrictions, the Lectures in Catholic Experience—like all on-campus, public gatherings–were put on hiatus this past year. We are excited to sponsor a series of online lectures during the upcoming months called Hope in the Time of COVID! Our first lecture takes place on Wednesday, March 17th, at 4:00 p.m.


David Perrin, PhD

THE COLLAPSE OF SELF-TRANSCENDENCE:
COVID-19 AND MEANING-MAKING IN EVERYDAY LIFE

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

About the Lecture
As human beings we hunger for deep meaning and happiness in our lives and search for ways to attain both; this is called “self-transcendence.” The centrality of self-transcendence in human happiness, whether one is a believer or not, opens the question of how the COVID-19 pandemic has diminished or even cut off access to self-transcending experiences (e.g., participation in social activities, art, sports activities, and volunteering opportunities) that are knit into our everyday lives. Professor David Perrin will explore the role of “self-transcendence” in our lives, how COVID-19 has impacted it, and ways to cope – and even flourish – during these challenging times.

About the Speaker


David Perrin is Past President of the International Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality, a former President and Vice Chancellor at St. Jerome’s University, and a current professor of Religious Studies. His publications include six books as well as popular and scholarly articles on mysticism, asceticism, spiritual direction, and related topics. His latest book is The 20-Minute Retreat: 18 Sessions With the Saints to Nourish Your Faith (Novalis 2019). He has conducted workshops and retreats on a range of popular topics for people of all faiths or none.

How to attend?
There is no registration required for this online lecture taking place on Microsoft Teams.

Click on this link to connect directly to the lecture (we recommend 15 minutes in advance) OR if you do not have Microsoft Teams please follow these steps:
  1. Click on the link provided and then on the Join Microsoft Teams Meeting link.
  2. It will ask if you want to open Teams on the web or download the program. Join on the web.
  3. Enter your name and choose your audio and video settings.
  4. Click the Join Now button to be admitted into the meeting.

Problem with connecting? Please use the call-in option to listen to the lecture:
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We look forward to this exciting initiative: our first lecture jointly sponsored by the University's Master of Catholic Thought program and the Lectures in Catholic Experience!