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Danielle Peters, STD

October 12, 2014  ||  4:30 pm EST

Lindenwood Retreat Center

Ancilla College, Donaldson, IN

How do the faithful see Mary, portray and venerate her? What does the Church teach about the mother of Christ?

Come and listen to Dr. Danielle Peters as she highlights some landmarks on the Church's journey to come to understand Mary. Mary in the Experience of the Church explores the basic Marian issues within the framework of contemporary theology and emphasizes the major developments in Mariology since Vatican II. Marian doctrine and devotions take sacred Scripture as their foundation and measuring rod.  Especially the gospels of St. Luke and St. John highlight that Mary cannot be accurately understood without her relationship to her Son, Jesus Christ, his Incarnation and redemption, his life and education. Much of the Church’s reflection on the Blessed Virgin Mary was done to achieve a more thorough understanding of Jesus Christ and the Church.  As Mother of God, Mary is the blueprint of what it means to be a disciple of the Lord and member of the Church.  That is why she is called archetype, model and even Mother of the Church.  At the same time she is a member, the eminent member, of the Church.

Danielle M. Peters is a member of the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary and a post-doctoral research fellow at the Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame. Her former assignments include professor and coordinator of academic programs at the Pontifical International Marian Research Institute (IMRI) in Dayton, OH, and employment at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Her latest article appears in Mary, God-Bearer to a World in Need (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publications, 2013). She currently serves as the vice president of the Mariological Society of America.

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Admission $9, includes presentation and door prize (a rosary blessed by Pope Francis).

Advance tickets eligible for $5 cash-back at the door must be bought by October 6, 2014 (postmarked).

Event starts at 4:30 pm, doors open at 4:15 pm. Refreshments will be served.

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