Center for Spirituality's Spring Lecture Series Announced

Gwen O’Brien
Director of Media Relations
Saint Mary's College
(574) 284-4579

January 17, 2012 (Notre Dame, Ind.)—The Center for Spirituality (CFS) at Saint Mary’s College is proud to announce its spring lecture series. Established in 1984, the Center’s purpose is to help build a theologically well-grounded spirituality among members of the College community. This includes alumnae and friends of the College, both local and national. CFS emphasizes the multifaceted nature of spirituality, including the social dimensions of spirituality.

World-renowned scholars come to Saint Mary’s to share their wisdom on contemporary religious issues and to address broader issues of how faith and reason interact. The lectures are free and open to the public. The Saint Mary’s College Annual Endowed Lecture Series Fund sponsors these lectures. You may contact CFS at (574) 284-4636.

There are two lectures in the spring series.

Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen

Margot Fassler, Ph.D.
Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Music History and Liturgy
University of Notre Dame
Thursday, February 9, 6:30 p.m., Vander Vennet Theatre, Student Center

Description: Before viewing the film "Vision," Dr. Fassler will briefly discuss the life of the mystic visionary Hildegard von Bingen and her contributions to the field of spirituality. 

Love Abyss: Hadewijch’s Infinite Desire

Amy Hollywood, Ph.D.
Elizabeth H. Monrad Professor of Christian Studies
Harvard Divinity School
Tuesday, March 6, 7:30 p.m., Stapleton Lounge, Le Mans Hall

Description: The lecture will focus on the radicality of this 13th century poet and mystic’s vision of love. 

About Saint Mary’s College: Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind., is a four-year, Catholic, women’s institution offering five bachelor’s degrees and more than 30 major areas of study. Saint Mary’s College has six nationally accredited academic programs: social work, art, music, teacher education, chemistry and nursing. Saint Mary’s College ranks among the top 100 “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” for 2012 published by U.S.News and World Report. Founded in 1844, Saint Mary’s is a pioneer in the education of women, and is sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross.