St. Anselm Institute - Past Public Lectures
University of Notre Dame Law School
Understanding the Separation of Church and State"
February 4, 2011
Minor Hall Auditorium / UVA / 5:30 PM
"The Life and Legacy of Pope John Paul II"
Friday / November 19, 2010 / 5:30pm
Univ. of Virginia / Minor Hall Auditorium
George Weigel--NBC Vatican analyst, New York Times bestselling author, and John Paul II biographer-- delivered a public lecture at the University of Virginia on his long awaited sequel The End and the Beginning: Pope John Paul II, The Victory of Freedom, and the Last Years, the Legacy (Doubleday). More than ten years in the making, this book tells the dramatic story of Pope John Paul II's heroic battles with communism in light of recently disclosed classified documents and brings to a conclusion Weigel's landmark portrait of the man who led the Catholic Church and changed the course of world history.
Professor Emeritus Université de Poitiers
"Approaches to God in the Philosophy of Jean Luc Marion"
Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 7:30pm
Nau Hall 342 (New South Lawn)
Co-sponsored by: The Department of Religious Studies,
The St. Anselm Institute for Catholic Thought, and The Office of International Programs
"Jesuit on the Roof of the World:
Ippolito Desideri's Mission to Tibet"
Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010
UVA, MINOR HALL / 7:00PM
Prof. Pomplun is author of the widely acclaimed Jesuit on the Roof of the World (Oxford). His public lecture recounted the trials, adventures, and fascinating cultural and philosophical encounters of Jesuit missionary priest Ippolito Desideri. Fr. Desideri left Rome in 1712, spent a year on a ship circumnavigating the globe, and eventually landed in Goa, a port city in western India. He traveled northward and then
Robert Louis Wilken
"Catholicism and Culture"
UVA / Minor Hall Auditorium / 5:00-7:00pm
A Winter's Evening Concert
THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY
OF AMERICA CHAMBER CHOIR
Leo Nestor, Conductor
William Atwood, Organ
February 18, 2011 / 7:30pm
St. Paul's Memorial Church, 1700 University Ave.
This is the heavenly table for us spread;
Here let us feast and, feasting, still prolong
The fellowship of living wine and bread.
University of St. Thomas Law School
"Taking Complementarity Seriously:
A Catholic Approach to Gender Differences,
Feminism, and Public Policy"
University of Virginia / Monroe Hall, Room 110
University of St. Thomas Law Professor Elizabeth Schiltz engaged and encouraged her standing room only crowd to consider how the Catholic tradition offers numerous resources for developing a new and bolder feminism that promotes an integral, rather than fractional, understanding of gender complementarity. Inspired by Pope John Paul II's 1988 apostolic letter "On the Dignity and Vocation of Women" and the works of others--from St. Edith Stein to the recent scholarly works of Sr. Prudence Allen--Schiltz confidently contended that feminists from a faith tradition like Catholicism, which takes embodiment seriously, must necessarily be more active participants in discussions of gender identity.
"The Life and Poetry of
Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J."
October 22, 2009 / Minor Hall / University of Virginia/ 5:00pm
"Sometimes a Lantern moves along the night
That interests our eyes."
-- GMH, SJ
On Thursday evening (Oct. 22), the St. Anselm Institute warmly embraced and welcomed Boston College Professor Paul Mariani to the University of Virginia. Prof. Mariani is a widely acclaimed and prolific authority on British and American poetry and literature, including his sixteenth and latest book: Gerard Manley Hopkins, A Life (Viking, 2008).
Brendan McAnerney, O.P.
Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Graduate Theological Union
"Holy Icons - Holy Churches"
Minor Hall / University of Virginia
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMEBER 30, 2009, 7:00-8:30pm
"In the study of revealed truth East and West have used different methods and approaches in understanding and confessing divine things. It is hardly surprising, then, if sometimes one tradition has come nearer to a full appreciation of some aspects of a mystery of revelation than the other, or has expressed them better. In such cases, these various theological formulations are often to be considered complementary rather than conflicting" (Second Vatican Ecumencal Council)*.
Fr. Brendan McAnerney, O.P.--a Dominican priest with additional priestly faculties in the Melkite Greek Catholic Church --visited the University of Virginia on September 30-October 1, 2009. Trained as an artist and art historian in the Byzantine tradition, with a deep reservoir of experiences as a Dominican, former gallery employee and director, and in his present position leading DominICON Ministry in Sacramento, Fr. Brendan exposed his UVA audiences to the theology, history, grammar and techniques that comprise the holy art of icons, from its origins in the Eastern Roman Empire through its development in the Eastern Catholic and Orthodox Churches.
Icons, Fr. Brendan made clear, are not created by artists as immediate forms of self-expression or commodities for self-promotion.
Fr. AUGUSTINE THOMPSON, O.P.
“In Search of the Historical Francis of Assisi”
Minor Hall Auditorium / University of Virginia
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