Upcoming Programs

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Wednesdays of Lent

Every Wednesday, February 13 to March 27, 2013
8 a.m.: Eucharist, in Our Lady of the Woods Chapel
Building #13 on campus map
9 a.m.: Discussion, in Women’s Council Room, on 2nd Floor of the W.L. Lyons Brown Library
Building #8 on campus map

Take part in a discussion of various Vatican II documents, led by various members of the Bellarmine community. Participants should register for this discussion in advance by contacting Angela Rone at 502.272.8100 or arone@bellarmine.edu, and should read the documents before attending the discussion. All are welcome at the 8 a.m. Eucharist.

Discussion schedule, with links to relevant Vatican II documents:

Jewish, Christian and Muslim Ways Forward

Every Tuesday, March 5 to April 16, 2013, from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.
$35 for seven weeks (fee becomes $45 after Feb. 26)
School of Communication Room 203, in the George G. Brown Center
Building #5 on campus map

Bellarmine students, led by Rev. Adam Bunnell, will facilitate conversations on current issues from the perspective of various faith traditions. Participants are invited to stay for supper in Bellarmine’s University Dining Hall. This series is organized by Bellarmine’s School for Continuing & Professional Studies. Find more information here

Michael W. Higgins: Thomas Merton and Pope John XXIII

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at 7 p.m.
FREE
Hilary’s (located on middle level of Horrigan Hall, near Einstein Bros. Bagels)
Building #1 on campus map

Offered in collaboration with The Thomas Merton Center. Michael W. Higgins is vice-president for mission and Catholic identity at Sacred Heart University. He is the author of dozens of books including “Genius Born of Anguish: The Life and Legacy of Henri Nouwen” and “Heretic Blood: The Spiritual Geography of Thomas Merton.” He edited the recently published collection “Vatican II: A Universal Call to Holiness” and is the official biographer of Henri Nouwen.

Bonnie B. Thurston: Thomas Merton, Vatican II and Religious Women

Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at 7 p.m.
FREE
Hilary’s (located on middle level of Horrigan Hall, near Einstein Bros. Bagels)
Building #1 on campus map

Offered in collaboration with The Thomas Merton Center. Bonnie B. Thurston is a founding member, past president and board member of the International Thomas Merton Society. She is an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and formerly professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She is the editor of “Merton and Buddhism” (2007), “Hidden in the Same Mystery: Thomas Merton and Loretto” and “Thomas Merton on Eastern Meditation” along with numerous books on scripture and on spirituality, and is now living in solitude in West Virginia.

Edward K. Kaplan: Thomas Merton, Abraham Joshua Heschel and Nostra Aetate

Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at 7 p.m.
FREE
Hilary’s (located on middle level of Horrigan Hall, near Einstein Bros. Bagels)
Building #1 on campus map

Offered in collaboration with The Thomas Merton Center. Edward K. Kaplan is Kevy and Hortense Kaiserman Professor in the Humanities at Brandeis University, where he teaches French, comparative literature and religion. His two volume biography of Abraham Joshua Heschel – “Abraham Joshua Heschel: Prophetic Witness” and “Spiritual Radical: Abraham Joshua Heschel in America, 1940-1972” -- is published by Yale University Press. He also wrote “Holiness in Words: Abraham Joshua Heschel's Poetics of Piety.”

Anthony T. Padovano: The Impact of Thomas Merton and Vatican II on the Church

Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at 7 p.m.
FREE
Hilary’s (located on middle level of Horrigan Hall, near Einstein Bros. Bagels)
Building #1 on campus map

Offered in collaboration with The Thomas Merton Center. Anthony T. Padovano holds doctorates and professorships in theology and literature. He is the author of 29 books including “The Human Journey: Thomas Merton,” “Symbol of a Century” and “Thomas Merton: Becoming Who You Are,” along with three award-winning plays, “Conscience and Conflict,” translated into nine languages. He has been visiting professor at 25 American colleges and universities, lectures worldwide, and appears regularly in the media on both sides of the Atlantic.

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