Events

Spring 2022 Events at the Center for Spirituality

January 26, 2022

Kathleen Sprows Cummings, PhD — "Monumental Women: Remembering Catholic Sisters at Notre Dame and America."
5:00 PM ET, THIS EVENT IS NOW ENTIRELY ONLINE (Registration Link Below)
Free and open to the public (subject to COVID-19 visitor policies)
Online [Click Here for Livestream Registration]
 

Addressing the Soul Sickness of Racism Lecture Series

January 20, 2022

Darryl M. Heller, PhD — "More than a March and a Speech: Civil Rights History in the US"
5:00 PM ET, Carroll Auditorium, Madeleva Hall
Free and open to the public (subject to COVID-19 visitor policies) In person and Online [Click Here for Livestream Registration]
Co-sponsored by the Division for Inclusion and Equity

January 27, 2022

Daniel P. Horan, OFM, PhD — "Understanding the Impacts of Whiteness"
5:00 PM ET, Carroll Auditorium, Madeleva Hall
Free and open to the public (subject to COVID-19 visitor policies) In person and Online [Click Here for Livestream Registration]
Co-sponsored by the Division for Inclusion and Equity

February 3, 2022

Redgina Hill, PhD — "An Antiracism Approach to Allyship"
5:00 PM ET, Carroll Auditorium, Madeleva Hall
Free and open to the public (subject to COVID-19 visitor policies) In person and Online [Click Here for Livestream Registration]
Co-sponsored by the Division for Inclusion and Equity
 

The Ex Libris Author Lecture Series

February 16, 2022

Jessica Coblentz, PhD — Dust in the Blood: A Theology of Life with Depression
5:00 PM ET, Carroll Auditorium, Madeleva Hall
Free and open to the public (subject to COVID-19 visitor policies) In person and Online [Click Here for Livestream Registration]
The bookstore will have books available for purchase and author will sign books after the presentation.

March 3, 2022

Anna Corwin, PhD — Embracing Age: How Catholic Nuns Became Models of Aging Well
5:00 PM ET, Carroll Auditorium, Madeleva Hall
Free and open to the public (subject to COVID-19 visitor policies) In person and Online [Click Here for Livestream Registration]
The bookstore will have books available for purchase and author will sign books after the presentation.

April 27, 2022

Regina Shands Stoltzfus, PhD and Tobin Miller Shearer, PhD — Been in the Struggle: Pursuing an Antiracist Spirituality
5:00 PM ET, Carroll Auditorium, Madeleva Hall
Free and open to the public (subject to COVID-19 visitor policies) In person and Online [Click Here for Livestream Registration]
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 St. 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/

January 11, 2022 (8:00 PM ET) — Douglas Hertler — "Merton, You, and Me: The Reality of Life in the Paschal Mystery"

SURROUNDED BY SUFFERING and death, we believe in redemption and new life. Besieged by every form of war, we hope for peace and the coming of God’s Kingdom. Where is war present in your life?Is it only experienced “out there,” or can it be found “in here” as well? Have you identified an enemy to destroy? Are you sure that enemy is not yourself? Excerpts from Doug’s play “Merton and Me – A Living Trinity” and these words of Thomas Merton will guide our reflection: “Life and death are at war within us. As soon as we are born, we begin at the same time to live and die.” 

DOUGLAS HERTLER (aka Doug Lory) is a professional actor, playwright, retreat leader, and NYC tour guide. He also works at Fordham University School of Law as an actor/educator. His one-man play “Merton and Me – A Living Trinity” debuted in the fall of 2018 for the Corpus Christi Chapter of the ITMS. Doug spent the month of January 2020 living with the Trappist community of Mepkin Abbey as a monastic guest and will be performing his show there in February. He also serves on the board of the American Teilhard Associa­tion. His website is www.mertonandme.com.

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February 8, 2022 (8:00 PM ET) — Steven P. Millies, PhD — "Our Crisis of Authority and Thomas Merton"

THE POLARIZING CONFLICTS that divide the Catholic Church and social life are widely recognized but poorly understood. Thomas Merton understood what we face as a crisis of authority that has farflung implications and whose fullest dimensions have come into view only in decades since he died. We will explore the crisis of authority as we now experience it in 2022, and we will look to Merton for wisdom about how we can resolve the crisis.

STEVEN P. MILLIES is professor of public theology and director of The Bernardin Center at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. His most recent book is Good Intentions: A History of Catholic Voters’ Road from Roe to Trump (Liturgical Press, 2018).

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Upcoming "Tuesdays with Merton" Dates:

  • March 8, 2022, Greg Hillis, "What does Thomas Merton have to Tell Us about Catholic Identity?"
  • April 12, 2022, Deborah Kehoe, "Thomas Merton and Southern Writing."
  • May 10, 2022, Gordon Oyer, "Re-Visioning a Fragmented World: Learnings form Merton's Letters on Social Change."
  • June 14, 2022, Malgorzata (Gosia) Poks, "'The Geography of Lograire' as Thomas Merton's Ultimate Autobiography."
  • More details to be announced in the coming months

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