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Lectures in Catholic Experience Series Begins October 13th

Lectures in Catholic Experience Series Begins October 13th

Date: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

The St. Jerome’s University Lectures in Catholic Experience 2017-18 series begins on October 13th, with a scientific view of the universe and its countless wonders. Astrophysicist Anton Koekemoer, PhD, presents the latest exciting astronomical highlights, including images from the Hubble Space Telescope, which inspired some of the beautiful illuminations in The Saint John’s Bible. Two of the volumes of the Bible are currently on display at the University, where Koekemoer will be speaking.


“These lectures have a legacy of providing decades of national and international speakers offering engaging presentations on topics of religion, history, media, and contemporary issues of justice,” noted St. Jerome’s University Lectures Coordinator Cristina Vanin. “The 2017-18 series offers people the opportunity to think critically about the value and meaning of many different types of relationships: between science and faith; between the present and our history; between art and the word.”


Everyone is welcome to attend the complimentary lecture series, which in addition to Anton Koekemoer includes Lisa Fagin Davis (November 17 – Writing the Bible: From 7th Century Northumberland to 21st Century Minnesota); Fr. Eric Hollas, OSB (December 8 – The Artist as Preacher: Sacred Art and the Eye of the Beholder); Austen Ivereigh, DPhil (January 26 – Communicating the Church in the Age of Francis); Douglas Cardinal, O.C., PhD (h.c.) (March 2 – Organic Architecture and the Indigenous Worldview); and Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ (April 13 – Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues).  Two special events have been added to this year’s offering and include Kate Hennessy (November 1 – Dorothy Day: An Intimate Portrait of my Grandmother) and a Messiah Concert featuring the Grand Philharmonic Choir (December 9) and performed at the Centre in the Square, Kitchener. Illuminations from The Saint John’s Bible will be at the concert and Fr. Eric Hollas will provide a pre-concert presentation to this ticketed event.


Each lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in the St. Jerome’s University Academic Centre, Vanstone Lecture Hall. Parking is available in Lots A and B. Guests are asked to register for their complimentary tickets in advance of the lecture. 


Marilyn Caird, Administrative Manager
President’s Office, St. Jerome’s University
(519) 884-8111 x28245