Events

Fall 2022 Events at the Center for Spirituality
 

Developing a Spirituality of Resilience Lecture Series

Tuesday September 27, 2022

Robert J. Wicks, Psy.D. — "Riding the Dragon: Preventing Secondary Stress and Strengthening Your Inner Life in Challenging Times"
5:00 PM ET, Carroll Auditorium, Madeleva Hall
Free and open to the public — In person and Online
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Thursday October 13, 2022

Christina Puchalski, M.D. — "A Call to Serve: Attending to the Spirit in Health and Healing"
5:00 PM ET
Free and open to the public — This Event is Online Only
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Tuesday November 29, 2022

Julia Feder, PhD — "God Beside the Cross: Christian Resources for a Spirituality of Resilience"
5:00 PM ET, Carroll Auditorium, Madeleva Hall
Free and open to the public — In person and Online
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The Ex Libris Author Lecture Series

Tuesday October 25, 2022

Carolyn Woo, PhD — Rising: Learning from Women's Leadership in Catholic Ministries
5:00 PM ET, Carroll Auditorium, Madeleva Hall
Free and open to the public — In person and Online
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The bookstore will have books available for purchase and author will sign books after the presentation.

Thursday November 10, 2022

Katie Ann-Marie Bugyis, PhD — The Care of Nuns: The Ministries of Benedictine Women in England During the Central Middle Ages
5:00 PM ET, Carroll Auditorium, Madeleva Hall
Free and open to the public — In person and Online
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Tuesday December 6, 2022

Robert Ellsberg, Publisher of Orbis Books — Dearest Sister Wendy...A Surprising Story of Faith and Friendship
5:00 PM ET, Carroll Auditorium, Madeleva Hall
Free and open to the public — In person and Online
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The bookstore will have books available for purchase and author will sign books after the presentation.

 

"Tuesdays with Merton" Webinar Series

A webinar series presented by the International Thomas Merton Society and the Center for Spirituality at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame on the second Tuesday of each month. Free and open to the public. Registration is required to access the Zoom link. 

Recordings of the webinars will be available on the Tuesdays with Merton YouTube Channel within a few days of their broadcast: Tuesdays with Merton YouTube Channel. Audio-only versions also will be available later via podcast (subscribe wherever you download your favorite podcasts). To learn more about past and future speakers in the "Tuesdays with Merton" webinar series, visit: http://merton.org/itms/twm/

September 13, 2022 (8:00 PM ET) — Daniel P. Horan, OFM — "True and False Love: Thomas Merton's Spirituality of Restlessness"

Saint Augustine famously wrote that, “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.” This summarizes well what we might call a spirituality of divine love and the human longing for relationship. This Tuesdays with Merton presentation explores Thomas Merton’s own contributions toward developing a spirituality of love, which surfaces as a recurring theme in his writing from his earliest journal entries and books until his untimely death. Drawing on Merton’s wisdom, we may come to better distinguish for ourselves between ‘true’ and ‘false’ love in our own lives and spiritual journeys.

Daniel P. Horan, OFM, PhD is Professor of Philosophy, Religious Studies and Theology and Director of the Center for Spirituality at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. He previously held the Dun Scotus Chair of Spirituality at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. A columnist for the National Catholic Reporter, he is the author of fourteen books, including Catholicity and Emerging Personhood: A Contemporary Theological Anthropology, and his two latest are titled A White Catholic’s Guide to Racism and Privilege and The Way of the Franciscans: A Prayer Journey Through Lent. He also recently co-edited the book The Human in a Dehumanizing World: Re-Examining Theological Anthropology and Its Implications. He is co-host of The Francis Effect Podcast.

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October 11, 2022 (8:00 PM ET) — Julianne Wallace — "Of Messengers of Peace: A Liturgy for Our World in the Voices of Merton and Francis"

PLEASE JOIN US for a special Tuesdays with Merton as we gather to celebrate a liturgy for peace. This service, integrating music, readings, poetry, and reflections from the wisdom of Thomas Merton and St. Francis of Assisi, will provide a moment of reflection during times where peace often seems just out of reach. We invite you to be renewed and nourished in the wisdom of Merton and Francis.

JULIANNE E. WALLACE, DMin is Vice President for Mission at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. She holds a Doctor of Ministry in Educational Leadership from Virginia Theological Seminary, a Master of Theological Studies in Word and Worship from Washington Theological Union, and a bachelor’s in Music Performance from the University of Mary Washington. She has been active in Franciscan higher education for almost twelve years, most recently as Vice President for Mission and Ministry at Alvernia University. She served as Associate Director of Faith Formation, Worship, and Ministry at St. Bonaventure University in New York. She has been an active ITMS member since 2015, directing the 2017 Annual Meeting and coordinating the liturgical life at many other ITMS conferences.

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November 8, 2022 (8:00 PM ET) — Alan Kolp — "Partners in the General Dance of the Spirit: Thomas Merton and Ilia Delio Evolving into the Grandeur of God"

MERTON AND DELIO are restless in spirit. They embraced the ongoing work of the Spirit in their lives as the evolutionary reality that continually called them out of the ordinary into the extra­ordinary. They accepted the awkwardness of learning how to dance in the Spirit in order to move with rhythm, rather than move through routine. To discover and live in the rhythm of the Spirit is to experience vibrancy – energy, strength and resiliency. And the Spirit invites us all: find a partner and dance.

ALAN KOLP, PhD holds the Baldwin Wallace Chair in Faith & Life and is Professor of Religion at Baldwin Wallace University. In addition to his work in spirituality, he has authored books with a business colleague and Cleveland Clinic physician in the area of high performance and leadership. His forthcoming book, Better Humans, Better Performance: Driving Leadership, Teamwork and Culture with Intention­ality, will be available in the fall.

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Upcoming "Tuesdays with Merton" Dates:

  • More details to be announced in the coming months