Endowed Lectures Series

Distinguished scholars come to Saint Mary's to lead us in an exploration of the relationship of faith and faith and engagement with contemporary religious and theological issues. Please join us for our upcoming lectures, which are free and open to the public.  These lectures are sponsored by the Saint Mary's College Annual Endowed Lecture Series Fund.

2018-2019 Theologies of Lived Faith

More and more theology today uses experience as a legitimate source for reflection on faith and reason. The experiences of everyday Christians as well as those of more famous saints, prophets, and martyrs, shape the ways we think about God and act for love and justice in the world. Please join us throughout the entire academic year as we explore spirituality from the lens of experience and cultivate communities of lived faith.

Thursday, February 21, 7 p.m., Carroll Auditorium, Madeleva Hall
Christian Prayer in a Violent World
Dr. Andrew Prevot
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
Boston College

While recognizing that prayers offered in the midst of violence can be ineffective and can encourage inaction, Dr. Prevot will nevertheless argue that genuine prayers offered in solidarity with the victims of history can have a powerful, life-transforming significance and that this is the true meaning of Christian prayer.

Tuesday, March 19, 7 p.m., Carroll Auditorium, Madeleva Hall
The Latinx Catholic Imagination and the Future of American Catholicism

Dr. Natalia Imperatori-Lee
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Manhattan College

Dr. Imperatori-Lee will explore how the stories people tell, especially stories from marginalized communities like Latinas, can broaden our understanding of Catholicism's past, present, and future.

Other Events

Monday, March 25, 7 PM, Rice Commons, Student Center
A School of Their Own: Saint Mary's Graduate School of Sacred Theology (1943-1969)
Dr. Sandra Yocum

University Professor of Faith and Culture
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
University of Dayton

Established in 1943, the School of Sacred Theology at Saint Mary's College was the first program in the United States to provide graduate education in theology to women. As a way of reading and responding to the signs of the times, the College empowered some of the first female theologians. This lecture celebrates Saint Mary's 175th anniversary and the 75th anniversary of the School's founding.


For more information, please contact Kathy Guthrie, (574) 284-4636, or email: