Events & Conferences

 
Friday, April 25, 4:00 p.m. Annenberg Auditorium, Snite Museum of Art
Unmade by Design:  The Eucharist and other Medieval Works of Art

Aden Kumler, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Chicago

“Wounded by the Gift of Love: A Eucharistic Poetics”. This lecture series seeks to treat the Eucharist as a site of beauty within the Catholic imagination. The celebration of the Eucharist has been a unique site of poetry through the ages contributing to the development of art, literature, music, and the theological imagination. Yet, the Eucharist has also been responsible for creating the beautiful lives of the saints. Thus, this lecture series seeks to discover through attention to particular beautiful artefacts what it means to say that the Eucharist is a sacrament of beauty. Likewise, through the series, we hope to develop categories for assessing the beauty of Eucharistic art today.

Vespers: Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, Geddes Hall
April 24, 
5:15 p.m.

The Notre Dame Center for Liturgy will host its monthly Vespers service in Geddes Hall, Thursday April 24 at 5:15 p.m. John C. Cavadini, Director, Institute for Church Life, will offer a reflection on the scripture readings. All are invited to join in prayer for your own needs and the needs of the Notre Dame community, as well as those of the Church and of the world.

Wounded by the Gift of Love: A Eucharistic Poetics
March 27, April 3, April 7, and April 25
    

The lecture series, sponsored by the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, seeks to treat the Eucharist as a site of beauty within the Catholic imagination. The celebration of the Eucharist has been a unique site of poetry through the ages contributing to the development of art, literature, music, and the theological imagination. Yet, the Eucharist has also been responsible for creating the beautiful lives of the saints. Thus, this lecture series seeks to discover through attention to particular beautiful artefacts what it means to say that the Eucharist is a sacrament of beauty. Likewise, through the series, we hope to develop categories for assessing the beauty of Eucharistic art today.

This lecture series is made possible by a generous grant from the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, Henkels Lectures.  

Tim O’Malley, Director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy will lead a discussion on Pope Francis’ exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (Joy of the Gospel), March 6, 2014; 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Due to a large and positive response, Webinar sign-up for this event is now closed. Professor O'Malley's presentation will be made available at a later date.

Saturdays with the Saints

Courtesy of Institute for Church Life, you can spend an hour with the saints before select home games. Come nourish your Catholic faith and your mind at the same time with talks by distinguished members of the Department of Theology.  Find out more about Saturdays with the Saints, 2013.  Most lectures from the 2010, 2011, and 2012 series are now available on the ICL's YouTube channel.

Resources

The purpose of the Seed of the Church: Telling the Story of Today's Christian Martyrs conference, offered November 4 - 6, 2012, was to raise consciousness inside and outside the Church regarding the widespread persecution of Christians around the world and to explore how the Church has responded and might respond vigorously and faithfully in the future. Find out more, or access the presentations given during the conference.

Watch taped recordings online via the ICL's YouTube channel of The Church and Islam: an Exercise in Dialogue, with the Holy See - April 19 - 20, 2012.

For 2011 participants of the What We Hold in Trust seminar, presentations are available online.  This page is password-protected.  You will need login credentials for access.

 

Centers and Programs Initiatives/Projects
Echo University Life Initiatives
Notre Dame Center for Liturgy Catholic Social & Pastoral Research Initiative
Notre Dame Vision Church Life Research Initiative
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