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2019-20 Series: Vincentian Responses to Poverty
Along with our visiting scholars' public lectures and our World Catholicism Week conference in April, our 2019-20 program includes this lecture series on Vincentian responses to poverty. We are proud to host the series in collaboration with Dr. Matthieu Brejon de Lavergnée, the inaugural Dennis H. Holtschneider, CM, Chair of Vincentian Studies here at DePaul.
Date Lecture*
October 10
Guillermo (Memo) Campuzano, CM
Vincentians' Representative at the United Nations

October 24
Yasmine Cajuste
Project Development Manager, FamVin Homeless Alliance

January 30
Joseph Fitzgerald, CM
Longtime Vincentian missionary in Latin America—Soloy, Panama
February 27
Renato Lima de Oliveira
International President General, Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP)
"The Society of St. Vincent de Paul on Systemic Change: Best Practices around the Globe"
March 12
Catherine Mulligan, DC
Coordinator, Project DREAM for HIV/AIDS patients—Nairobi

"Project DREAM: A Collaborative Vincentian Response to HIV in Africa"
April 2
Daniel F. Pilario, CM
Founding Director, SOW Project for orphans & widows of the Philippines' drug war—Manila
"Poverty, Violence, and Resistance: The Case of Extrajudicial Killings in the Philippines"

May 28
Matthieu Brejon de Lavergnée
Inaugural Dennis H. Holtschneider, CM, Chair of Vincentian Studies, DePaul University
"The Long View: Closing Talk for 2019-20 Lecture Series"

* NOTE: All lectures are Thursday evening presentations, beginning at 6:30pm.


​​​Winter 2019 Events

October 27 (5:00pm) 

Global Mission Mass & Celebration

Celebrated by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich in recognition of this October as Extraordinary Mission Month, as designated by Pope Francis 
African nun signing young student's notebook

All those involved in global mission are invited—groups, parishes, schools, colleges and universities, religious congregations, organizations, and individuals. There will be opportunities to honor distinguished leaders in global mission and to share photos and stories about the joy of missionary discipleship.

Organized by the Archdiocese of Chicago's Mission Office.

St. Ferdinand Parish
5900 West Barry Ave.
Chicago, IL 60634

October 29 (6:30pm) 

Religion in China Today: Back to the Center of State & Society

Ian Johnson
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist 
Religion in China Today

Ian Johnson will paint the backdrop of Chinese religious policy against which such seemingly contradictory developments as the accord with the Vatican, the breathtaking restoration of Beijing’s North Cathedral, the demolition of countless other churches, and the forced reeducation of Muslims in Xinjiang all play out.

Hosted by the US-China Catholic Association.

Regents' Hall—Lewis Towers
Loyola University Chicago (Water Tower Campus)
111 E. Pearson St.

November 2 (12:30-2:30pm)

Building Bridges, Not Walls: A Call to All Catholic Communities

Elena Segura 
Senior Coordinator for Immigration, Archdiocese of Chicago
Building Bridges, Not Walls

A keynote presentation by Ms. Segura, followed by 45-minute breakout sessions led by local organizations that can provide ways for your community or school to build bridges to immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. 

Hosted by Pax Christi Illinois.

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
1500 Brookdale Rd.
Naperville, IL 60563