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Religion & Science Series

Through a Glass Darkly: Encountering Mystery in the Cosmos via Monstrance and Webb

When: Thursday, October 6, 2022

            4:00 PM EDT

            Reception to Follow, All are welcome

Where: DiGiovanni Hall, St. Paul’s Harvard Square 

Fr. John Kartje, 

University of St. Mary of the Lake

The spiritual life is ultimately grounded on an engagement with mystery. The practice of science carries a long tradition of engaging mystery with both mind and heart, as most recently exhibited by the spectacular production of the Webb Telescope.  Join us for an intriguing discussion of how the art of modern scientific exploration can, and should, enrich our encounter with divine mystery.   

This event is made possible through the support of grant #62372 from the John Templeton Foundation, “In Lumine: Promoting the Catholic Intellectual Tradition on Campuses Nationwide”

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Religion & Science Series

Masterclass: Employing the Epistemology of Science as a Tool for the Discernment of Spirits

When: Friday, October 7, 2022

            Class: 2:00-5:00 PM EDT

            Reception to Follow

Where: Boles Room, St. Paul’s Harvard Square 

             

Fr. John Kartje, 

University of St. Mary of the Lake

The manner in which modern science encounters and explores mystery in the natural world can provide a powerful hermeneutic to help discern the movement of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Join us as we place the methodology of cutting-edge science in dialogue with timeless practices of the Christian spiritual tradition.   

This event is made possible through the support of grant #62372 from the John Templeton Foundation, “In Lumine: Promoting the Catholic Intellectual Tradition on Campuses Nationwide”

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Religion & Science Series

Forgiveness: Integrating Theological and Psychological Approaches 

When: Wednesday, October 19, 2022

            4:00 PM EDT

            Reception to Follow

Where: DiGiovanni Hall, St. Paul’s Harvard Square 

             

Stephen Pope, 

Boston College & 

Richard Cowden, 

Harvard University

Forgiveness is central to Jesus’s message, yet embodying it can be challenging. Emerging psychological research offers insights into how to identify and overcome barriers to forgiveness, yet this work is often done without reference to theological ideas. In this talk, we will bring these disciplines together to explore theological and psychological insights about the nature of forgiveness. 

This event is made possible through the support of grant #62372 from the John Templeton Foundation, “In Lumine: Promoting the Catholic Intellectual Tradition on Campuses Nationwide”

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Religion & Science Series

How to Forgive?
A Three Session Group Exploration 

Part I: Wednesday November 2, at 4:00P M

           Boles Room of St. Pauls, Harvard Square 

Part II: Wednesday November 16, at 4:00 PM 

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Part III: Wednesday November 30, at 4:00 PM 

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Richard Cowden & 

Kate Jackson-Meyer

Forgiveness is central to Jesus’s message, yet embodying it can be challenging. Emerging psychological research offers insights into how to identify and overcome barriers to forgiveness, yet this work is often done without reference to theological ideas. In this talk, we will bring these disciplines together to explore theological and psychological insights about the nature of forgiveness. 

This event is made possible through the support of grant #62372 from the John Templeton Foundation, “In Lumine: Promoting the Catholic Intellectual Tradition on Campuses Nationwide”

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Religion & Science Series

Masterclass: Common Good, Theological and Philosophical Perspectives and Applications

When: Friday, November 11, 2022

            Class: 1:30-5:00 PM EDT

            Reception to Follow

Where: Boles Room, St. Paul’s Harvard Square 

             

Mary Hirschfeld, 

Notre Dame

This Masterclass will give students the oppournity to gain insights into the theological and philosophical foundations of the common good and the practical implications for trying create a society that supports the common good. This discussion-based event will give students the opportunity to explore the concept of the common good and how it bears on economic and philosophical thought, as well as how the social sciences and theology can work together to cultivate a flourishing society. 

This event is made possible through the support of grant #62372 from the John Templeton Foundation, “In Lumine: Promoting the Catholic Intellectual Tradition on Campuses Nationwide”

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Sacred Music Series

Duruflé's Messe Cum Jubilo: Lecture, Discussion, and Music
Co-Presented with the Harvard Glee Club

When: Monday, April 25, 2022

            Lecture : 5:00 PM EDT, Performance to Follow

Where: St. Paul’s Church, Harvard Square, and Livestreamed

             

The Harvard Glee Club

Andrew Clark, Harvard University 

Thomas Forrest Kelly, Harvard University

The Harvard Glee Club performs the musical settings for this joyful Mass with soloists, baritone choir, and organ, composed in 1967.  Professor Thomas Forrest Kelly and Andrew Clark introduce the music with lecture and discussion about the history, structure, liturgical context, and musical significance of the piece. 

This event is made possible through the support of grant #62372 from the John Templeton Foundation, “In Lumine: Promoting the Catholic Intellectual Tradition on Campuses Nationwide”