Current Lecture Series

2015 Endowed Spring Lectures

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.

Saint Teresa of Avila: Carmelite Mystic and Doctor of the Church

A Series Marking the 500th Anniversary of Teresa's Birth (March 28, 1515) 

May you be content knowing that you are a child of God. Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of you -- Saint Teresa of Avila

Tuesday, February 17, 7:30 p.m., Vander Vennet Theatre, Student Center
Teresa of Avila: Prayer is an Adventure in Love

Keith J. Egan
Aquinas Chair of Catholic Theology Emeritus
Saint Mary's College 

Tuesday, March 3, 7:30 p.m., Vander Vennet Theatre, Student Center
Teresa the Theologian on the Human Person as Capax Dei
Elizabeth Dreyer
Professor of Religious Studies
Fairfield University 

Thursday, March 19, 7:30 p.m., Vander Vennet Theatre, Student Center
Teresa and Us: The Significance of Teresa of Avila for Young Catholic Women Today
Panel Discussion

Kaleigh Ellis '17
Saint Mary's College

Katie Bugyis
Doctoral Candidate in Medieval Studies
University of Notre Dame

Maria Surat
M.Div. Student
University of Notre Dame

Julia Feder, PhD
Theology, Post-Doc
University of Notre Dame 


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

Read here about past CFS programming!