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Applications are now OPEN for our 2022 summer seminars in the Catholic intellectual tradition. These seminars afford the...
12/20/2021

Applications are now OPEN for our 2022 summer seminars in the Catholic intellectual tradition. These seminars afford the opportunity for students from around the country and abroad to study major themes, texts, and figures of the Catholic tradition with leading scholars. On offer this year:

Economics & Catholic Social Thought: A Primer
June 6-8, 2022 at the University of Notre Dame
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Catholic Social Thought in Business Education
June 9-11, 2022 at the University of Notre Dame
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Monastic Wisdom Seminar
June 20-26, 2022 at Our Lady of Dallas Cistercian Abbey
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Aquinas's Five Ways and Where they Lead
June 26-July 2, 2022 at the University of Chicago
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The Thought of John Henry Newman
July 3-8, 2022 at the University of Oxford
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Origen of Alexandria's 'On First Principles'
July 10-15, 2022 at the University of Toronto
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Catholic Social Thought: A Critical Investigation
July 31-August 5, 2022 at the University of California, Berkeley


Additional seminars for graduate and undergraduate students at the intersection of science and faith will be announced in the coming weeks.

https://buff.ly/3FfvoD8

Applications are now OPEN for our 2022 summer seminars in the Catholic intellectual tradition. These seminars afford the opportunity for students from around the country and abroad to study major themes, texts, and figures of the Catholic tradition with leading scholars. On offer this year:

Economics & Catholic Social Thought: A Primer
June 6-8, 2022 at the University of Notre Dame
---
Catholic Social Thought in Business Education
June 9-11, 2022 at the University of Notre Dame
---
Monastic Wisdom Seminar
June 20-26, 2022 at Our Lady of Dallas Cistercian Abbey
---
Aquinas's Five Ways and Where they Lead
June 26-July 2, 2022 at the University of Chicago
---
The Thought of John Henry Newman
July 3-8, 2022 at the University of Oxford
---
Origen of Alexandria's 'On First Principles'
July 10-15, 2022 at the University of Toronto
---
Catholic Social Thought: A Critical Investigation
July 31-August 5, 2022 at the University of California, Berkeley


Additional seminars for graduate and undergraduate students at the intersection of science and faith will be announced in the coming weeks.

https://buff.ly/3FfvoD8

Be sure to join us tomorrow at 10AM CT for a presentation and panel discussion on the efforts to promote Integral Human ...
12/14/2021

Be sure to join us tomorrow at 10AM CT for a presentation and panel discussion on the efforts to promote Integral Human Development within the work of the Church and Catholic organizations across the globe.

https://www.lumenchristi.org/IHD

What challenges do Catholic organizations face around the globe in promoting Integral Human Development? Join us and Catholic Research Economists Discussion Organization next Wednesday, DEC 15, for a conversation with Quentin Wodon (World Bank), Katherine Marshall (Georgetown University), Patrizio Piraino (University of Notre Dame), and Diana Filatova (BICE).

For more info and to register: https://buff.ly/32Stha7

Nova Forum for Catholic Thought; Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture; Saint Benedict Institute; Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame; International Federation of Catholic universities

Today is the feast day of St. John of the Cross. Back in 2013, Keith Egan (St. Mary's College) presented a lecture for L...
12/14/2021
John of the Cross: A Mystic's Poetry

Today is the feast day of St. John of the Cross. Back in 2013, Keith Egan (St. Mary's College) presented a lecture for Lumen Christi on John's poetry, shaped by the poetry of the Song of Songs, which he deeply loved. Check out the recording here:

a lecture by Keith Egan (Saint Mary's College, University of Notre Dame) at the University of Chicago on November 14, 2013.cosponsored by the Carmelite Friar...

Catholic organizations around the world are charged to consider the whole person in their work. Join us this Wednesday, ...
12/13/2021

Catholic organizations around the world are charged to consider the whole person in their work. Join us this Wednesday, DEC 15, at 10AM CT (16:00 GMT) for a discussion on "Promoting Integral Human Development: Challenges and Opportunities for the Church and Catholic Organizations."

https://buff.ly/32Stha7

Catholic organizations around the world are charged to consider the whole person in their work. Join us this Wednesday, DEC 15, at 10AM CT (16:00 GMT) for a discussion on "Promoting Integral Human Development: Challenges and Opportunities for the Church and Catholic Organizations."

https://buff.ly/32Stha7

The Hon. Thomas More Donnelly has long been a friend of Lumen Christi, and has been deeply involved in Lumen Christi pro...
12/08/2021

The Hon. Thomas More Donnelly has long been a friend of Lumen Christi, and has been deeply involved in Lumen Christi programming, including presenting for our 2020 "Great Texts in Legal History" seminar, and helping found and direct the growing Catholic Criminal Justice Reform Network. On December 3rd, 2021, Judge Donnelly was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court as a full circuit court judge of Cook County, and will be sworn in today, December 8th. Congratulations, Judge Donnelly!

https://buff.ly/3Gmownx

The Hon. Thomas More Donnelly has long been a friend of Lumen Christi, and has been deeply involved in Lumen Christi programming, including presenting for our 2020 "Great Texts in Legal History" seminar, and helping found and direct the growing Catholic Criminal Justice Reform Network. On December 3rd, 2021, Judge Donnelly was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court as a full circuit court judge of Cook County, and will be sworn in today, December 8th. Congratulations, Judge Donnelly!

https://buff.ly/3Gmownx

What challenges do Catholic organizations face around the globe in promoting Integral Human Development? Join us and Cat...
12/07/2021

What challenges do Catholic organizations face around the globe in promoting Integral Human Development? Join us and Catholic Research Economists Discussion Organization next Wednesday, DEC 15, for a conversation with Quentin Wodon (World Bank), Katherine Marshall (Georgetown University), Patrizio Piraino (University of Notre Dame), and Diana Filatova (BICE).

For more info and to register: https://buff.ly/32Stha7

Nova Forum for Catholic Thought; Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture; Saint Benedict Institute; Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame; International Federation of Catholic universities

What challenges do Catholic organizations face around the globe in promoting Integral Human Development? Join us and Catholic Research Economists Discussion Organization next Wednesday, DEC 15, for a conversation with Quentin Wodon (World Bank), Katherine Marshall (Georgetown University), Patrizio Piraino (University of Notre Dame), and Diana Filatova (BICE).

For more info and to register: https://buff.ly/32Stha7

Nova Forum for Catholic Thought; Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture; Saint Benedict Institute; Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame; International Federation of Catholic universities

Join our partners at the Collegium Institute this evening for this great conversation. This event is cosponsored by Lume...
12/06/2021
Catholic MidCentury Modern: The Church & Other Possible Modernities — Collegium Institute

Join our partners at the Collegium Institute this evening for this great conversation. This event is cosponsored by Lumen Christi!

A collection of recent books have highlighted the impact of Catholicism on modernity and modernity on Catholicism. In this webinar event, we gather three prominent scholars—James Chappel, Brenna Moore, and Stephen Schloesser, SJ — to discuss those turbulent years with an eye to understanding our...

In his encyclical Populorum Progressio,  Pope Paul VI stated that “the development of peoples must be well rounded; it m...
12/01/2021

In his encyclical Populorum Progressio, Pope Paul VI stated that “the development of peoples must be well rounded; it must foster the development of each man and of the whole man.” Join us and the Catholic Research Economists Discussion Organization Wednesday, December 15th at 10AM CST for an online presentation and discussion on the challenges and opportunities for the Church and Catholic organizations to promote Integral Human Development (IHD).

For more information and to register: https://buff.ly/32Stha7

In his encyclical Populorum Progressio, Pope Paul VI stated that “the development of peoples must be well rounded; it must foster the development of each man and of the whole man.” Join us and the Catholic Research Economists Discussion Organization Wednesday, December 15th at 10AM CST for an online presentation and discussion on the challenges and opportunities for the Church and Catholic organizations to promote Integral Human Development (IHD).

For more information and to register: https://buff.ly/32Stha7

From our Newman Forum for High School Students (with the Society of Catholic Scientists and the McGrath Institute for Ch...
12/01/2021
The Newman Forum

From our Newman Forum for High School Students (with the Society of Catholic Scientists and the McGrath Institute for Church Life - University of Notre Dame)– High school students are welcome to join February 5th for a full-day science and religion fair. More details through the link!

A Project of the Lumen Christi Institute

Consider donating to the Lumen Christi Institute this #GivingTuesday Your gift today will help us share the light of Chr...
11/30/2021

Consider donating to the Lumen Christi Institute this #GivingTuesday

Your gift today will help us share the light of Christ with students, faculty and the broader Catholic community.

Donate today at www.lumenchristi.org/donate

Consider donating to the Lumen Christi Institute this #GivingTuesday

Your gift today will help us share the light of Christ with students, faculty and the broader Catholic community.

Donate today at www.lumenchristi.org/donate

Happy Giving Tuesday!Today, people around the world will come together to celebrate generosity and make an impact by don...
11/30/2021

Happy Giving Tuesday!

Today, people around the world will come together to celebrate generosity and make an impact by donating to the organizations they love.

Your gift today will help us share the light of Christ with students, faculty and the broader Catholic community.

Donate today at www.lumenchristi.org/donate

#GivingTuesday

Happy Giving Tuesday!

Today, people around the world will come together to celebrate generosity and make an impact by donating to the organizations they love.

Your gift today will help us share the light of Christ with students, faculty and the broader Catholic community.

Donate today at www.lumenchristi.org/donate

#GivingTuesday

Tomorrow, as people around the world support important causes, please keep the Lumen Christi Institute in mind.  #Giving...
11/29/2021

Tomorrow, as people around the world support important causes, please keep the Lumen Christi Institute in mind. #GivingTuesday

https://buff.ly/3nHTiRo

(Image from our 2019 Newman Seminar at Oxford, with Fr. Ian Ker)

Tomorrow, as people around the world support important causes, please keep the Lumen Christi Institute in mind. #GivingTuesday

https://buff.ly/3nHTiRo

(Image from our 2019 Newman Seminar at Oxford, with Fr. Ian Ker)

Mark your calendars-- Giving Tuesday is one week away! Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving back. On the Tuesday fol...
11/24/2021

Mark your calendars-- Giving Tuesday is one week away!

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving back. On the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, you’ll have the chance to join people around the world and support a cause close to your heart.

This Giving Tuesday, help Lumen Christi give the gift of the wisdom of the Catholic intellectual tradition to students, faculty and the broader Catholic community.

https://buff.ly/3nHTiRo

Mark your calendars-- Giving Tuesday is one week away!

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving back. On the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, you’ll have the chance to join people around the world and support a cause close to your heart.

This Giving Tuesday, help Lumen Christi give the gift of the wisdom of the Catholic intellectual tradition to students, faculty and the broader Catholic community.

https://buff.ly/3nHTiRo

Last month, Professors Gary A. Anderson and Fr. Kevin Flannery, SJ, joined us for an evening reflection and discussion o...
11/22/2021
A Life in Service of the Truth: The Legacy of Fr. Paul Mankowski, SJ

Last month, Professors Gary A. Anderson and Fr. Kevin Flannery, SJ, joined us for an evening reflection and discussion on the late Fr. Paul Mankowski, SJ, his vocation, and his legacy. As we enter the week of Thanksgiving, we give thanks for all that Fr. Paul brought to the Institute and the students of the University.

The video recording of our event is now available on YouTube. Check it out on our YouTube channel here:

A conversation with Gary A. Anderson (University of Notre Dame) and Fr. Kevin Flannery, SJ (Pontifical Gregorian University).Fr. Paul Mankowski (1953 – 2020)...

Our friends at the Harvard Catholic forum hosted a lovely event yesterday evening on the Fauré Requiem, featuring a lect...
11/19/2021
FAURE REQUIEM St. Paul's Choir of Men and Boys

Our friends at the Harvard Catholic forum hosted a lovely event yesterday evening on the Fauré Requiem, featuring a lecture and discussion with Professor Thomas Kelly (Harvard) and conductor of the St. Paul's Choir of Men and Boys, James Kennerley, followed by a mass featuring the work.

The recording is now available on their YouTube channel!

St. Paul's Choir of Men and BoysJames Kennerley FRCOThomas Forrest Kelly, Harvard UniversityWhen: Thursday, November 18, 2021 Lecture : 4:00 PM ES...

Last weekend, our own University of Chicago Divinity School professor, Jean-Luc Marion, was awarded the 2020 Ratzinger P...
11/19/2021

Last weekend, our own University of Chicago Divinity School professor, Jean-Luc Marion, was awarded the 2020 Ratzinger Prize at the Vatican– presented alongside the 2021 awardees due to the pandemic canceling last year's festivities. Congratulations, once more, to our friend and long-time collaborator.

https://buff.ly/3Fua2BJ

Interesting ecumenical conversation this evening, from our long-time partners at the Institute for Advanced Catholic Stu...
11/18/2021

Interesting ecumenical conversation this evening, from our long-time partners at the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies:

TOMORROW:

Join us for Neighbors at the Border, an ecumenical conversation on migration and immigration in Christian thought moderated by journalist Alejandra Molina.

Featuring:

Rev. Julia Lambert Fogg, Ph.D.

vănThanh Nguyễn, SVD

Rev. Erik Berrelleza, SJ

RSVP: https://dornsife.usc.edu/iacs/neighbors-at-the-border/

Join us TODAY at 5PM CT as art historian Elizabeth Lev walks us through the genius of Michelangelo's paintings of women ...
11/17/2021

Join us TODAY at 5PM CT as art historian Elizabeth Lev walks us through the genius of Michelangelo's paintings of women in the Sistine Chapel.

Register to join us online or in-person in Swift Hall: https://buff.ly/3nYQsGI

Join us TODAY at 5PM CT as art historian Elizabeth Lev walks us through the genius of Michelangelo's paintings of women in the Sistine Chapel.

Register to join us online or in-person in Swift Hall: https://buff.ly/3nYQsGI

Another deeply interesting event from the Harvard Catholic Forum! Join them online or in-person this Thursday at 4PM EST...
11/15/2021
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Another deeply interesting event from the Harvard Catholic Forum! Join them online or in-person this Thursday at 4PM EST for a lecture and discussion on the Faure Requiem, followed by Mass with the music setting, performed by the St. Paul’s Choir of Men and Boys.

For more info:

Gabriel Faure’s musical settings for his beloved and highly distinctive Requiem Mass will be performed by the St. Paul’s Choir of Men and Boys within a special Mass celebrated in St. Paul’s Church. The lecture and discussion preceding the Mass will consider this musical setting.....

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel is a masterpiece of Renaissance art, with an exceptional variety of figures and biblical s...
11/13/2021

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel is a masterpiece of Renaissance art, with an exceptional variety of figures and biblical scenes, including the iconic Creation of Adam. What gets lost is the surprising diversity of women included in the chapel's frescoes. Join the Lumen Christi Institute this Wednesday, November 17th at 5pm for a lecture on "Michelangelo's Women: Feminine Genius in the Frescoes of the Sistine Chapel," with art historian Elizabeth Lev. Register to join us online via Zoom or in-person at Swift Hall, at the University of Chicago.

For more info and to register, see: https://buff.ly/3Fdabcs

Cosponsored by the University of Chicago Department of Art History

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel is a masterpiece of Renaissance art, with an exceptional variety of figures and biblical scenes, including the iconic Creation of Adam. What gets lost is the surprising diversity of women included in the chapel's frescoes. Join the Lumen Christi Institute this Wednesday, November 17th at 5pm for a lecture on "Michelangelo's Women: Feminine Genius in the Frescoes of the Sistine Chapel," with art historian Elizabeth Lev. Register to join us online via Zoom or in-person at Swift Hall, at the University of Chicago.

For more info and to register, see: https://buff.ly/3Fdabcs

Cosponsored by the University of Chicago Department of Art History

Today is the feast of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini. Hear more about her impact in urban America through our new video, tak...
11/13/2021
Saint Among the Skyscrapers: The American Afterlife of Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini

Today is the feast of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini. Hear more about her impact in urban America through our new video, taken from a downtown lecture with Kathleen Sprows Cummings (Notre Dame) on "Saint Among the Skyscrapers: The American Afterlife of Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini."

A luncheon lecture with Professor Kathleen Sprows Cummings (University of Notre Dame). Originally delivered at the University Club of Chicago, June 10, 2021P...

Join us Wednesday, Nov 17th at 5PM as art historian Elizabeth Lev presents a lecture on "Michelangelo's Women: Feminine ...
11/05/2021

Join us Wednesday, Nov 17th at 5PM as art historian Elizabeth Lev presents a lecture on "Michelangelo's Women: Feminine Genius in the Frescoes of the Sistine Chapel."

This is a hybrid event held on the University of Chicago campus, with options for online and in-person attendance, and is cosponsored by the University of Chicago Department of Art History.

For more information and to register: https://buff.ly/3nYQsGI

Join us Wednesday, Nov 17th at 5PM as art historian Elizabeth Lev presents a lecture on "Michelangelo's Women: Feminine Genius in the Frescoes of the Sistine Chapel."

This is a hybrid event held on the University of Chicago campus, with options for online and in-person attendance, and is cosponsored by the University of Chicago Department of Art History.

For more information and to register: https://buff.ly/3nYQsGI

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Applications are now OPEN for our 2022 summer seminars in the Catholic intellectual tradition. These seminars afford the opportunity for students from around the country and abroad to study major themes, texts, and figures of the Catholic tradition with leading scholars. On offer this year: Economics & Catholic Social Thought: A Primer June 6-8, 2022 at the University of Notre Dame --- Catholic Social Thought in Business Education June 9-11, 2022 at the University of Notre Dame --- Monastic Wisdom Seminar June 20-26, 2022 at Our Lady of Dallas Cistercian Abbey --- Aquinas's Five Ways and Where they Lead June 26-July 2, 2022 at the University of Chicago --- The Thought of John Henry Newman July 3-8, 2022 at the University of Oxford --- Origen of Alexandria's 'On First Principles' July 10-15, 2022 at the University of Toronto --- Catholic Social Thought: A Critical Investigation July 31-August 5, 2022 at the University of California, Berkeley Additional seminars for graduate and undergraduate students at the intersection of science and faith will be announced in the coming weeks. https://buff.ly/3FfvoD8
We are LIVE on YouTube. Join us for a discussion on "Promoting Integral Human Development: Challenges and Opportunities for Catholic Organizations."
Be sure to join us tomorrow at 10AM CT for a presentation and panel discussion on the efforts to promote Integral Human Development within the work of the Church and Catholic organizations across the globe. https://www.lumenchristi.org/IHD
Today is the feast day of St. John of the Cross. Back in 2013, Keith Egan (St. Mary's College) presented a lecture for Lumen Christi on John's poetry, shaped by the poetry of the Song of Songs, which he deeply loved. Check out the recording here:
Catholic organizations around the world are charged to consider the whole person in their work. Join us this Wednesday, DEC 15, at 10AM CT (16:00 GMT) for a discussion on "Promoting Integral Human Development: Challenges and Opportunities for the Church and Catholic Organizations." https://buff.ly/32Stha7
The Hon. Thomas More Donnelly has long been a friend of Lumen Christi, and has been deeply involved in Lumen Christi programming, including presenting for our 2020 "Great Texts in Legal History" seminar, and helping found and direct the growing Catholic Criminal Justice Reform Network. On December 3rd, 2021, Judge Donnelly was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court as a full circuit court judge of Cook County, and will be sworn in today, December 8th. Congratulations, Judge Donnelly! https://buff.ly/3Gmownx
What challenges do Catholic organizations face around the globe in promoting Integral Human Development? Join us and Catholic Research Economists Discussion Organization next Wednesday, DEC 15, for a conversation with Quentin Wodon (World Bank), Katherine Marshall (Georgetown University), Patrizio Piraino (University of Notre Dame), and Diana Filatova (BICE). For more info and to register: https://buff.ly/32Stha7 Nova Forum for Catholic Thought; Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture; Saint Benedict Institute; Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame; International Federation of Catholic universities
Join our partners at the Collegium Institute this evening for this great conversation. This event is cosponsored by Lumen Christi!
In his encyclical Populorum Progressio, Pope Paul VI stated that “the development of peoples must be well rounded; it must foster the development of each man and of the whole man.” Join us and the Catholic Research Economists Discussion Organization Wednesday, December 15th at 10AM CST for an online presentation and discussion on the challenges and opportunities for the Church and Catholic organizations to promote Integral Human Development (IHD). For more information and to register: https://buff.ly/32Stha7
From our Newman Forum for High School Students (with the Society of Catholic Scientists and the McGrath Institute for Church Life - University of Notre Dame)– High school students are welcome to join February 5th for a full-day science and religion fair. More details through the link!
Consider donating to the Lumen Christi Institute this #GivingTuesday Your gift today will help us share the light of Christ with students, faculty and the broader Catholic community. Donate today at www.lumenchristi.org/donate
Happy Giving Tuesday! Today, people around the world will come together to celebrate generosity and make an impact by donating to the organizations they love. Your gift today will help us share the light of Christ with students, faculty and the broader Catholic community. Donate today at www.lumenchristi.org/donate #GivingTuesday