2018-19 Spiritual Works of Mercy Lecture Series
After the wonderful response last year to our Corporal Works of Mercy series*, we are offering a follow-up lecture series this academic year on the Spiritual Works of Mercy. Though often worded differently, the spiritual works of mercy are
- Share the faith (often worded as "instruct the ignorant").
- Counsel the doubtful.
- Admonish the sinner.
- Comfort the afflicted.
- Forgive offenses willingly.
- Bear wrongs patiently.
- Pray for the living and the dead.
*To watch the videos of last year's Corporal Works of Mercy Lecture Series, please visit our "Past Events" page.
Schedule of All Lectures in this Series
||Sharing the Faith|
Catholic Education: From and For Faith
Thomas Groome (bio)—Professor of theology & religious education, Boston College; author of What Makes Us Catholic: Eight Gifts for Life
||Forgiving Offenses Willingly |
On the Ground in Eastern Africa: Creating Peace Amid Conflict & Religious Extremism
Fr. Patrick Devine, SMA (bio)—Founder & director, Shalom Centre for Conflict Resolution & Reconciliation in Eastern Africa
||Comforting the Afflicted |
Withcraft & Demons in a World of Plural Beliefs: A Cultural Approach for Helping the Afflicted—and the
Fr. Bernhard Udelhoven, SMA (bio)—Coordinator of "Fingers of Thomas" ministry in Lusaka, Zambia, & longtime missionary
||Praying for the Living and the Dead|
Lazarus, Come Forth—War, Soul Death, and Homecoming
Robert Emmet Meagher (bio)—Professor of humanities, Hampshire College; author of Killing from the Inside Out: Moral Injury & Just War
||Bearing Wrongs Patiently |
Challenges & Hopes: The Catholic Church in Contemporary China
Mary Mee-Yin Yuen—Professor, Holy Spirit Seminary College of Theology & Philosophy in Hong Kong
||Admonishing the Sinner |
The Prolonged Struggle against Metallic Mining in El Salvador: The Role of the Catholic Church
Andrew McKinley (bio)—Specialist on water & mining, Universidad Centroamericana in San Salvador (UCA), El Salvador
|Counseling the Doubtful |
The Challenges of the Changing Religious Imagination in Latin America
Sr. Geraldina Céspedes—Professor of systematic theology, Universidad Rafael Landívar, Guatemala City
End-of-Year Breakfast (details)
The Department of Catholic Studies and CWCIT invite all DePaul students, staff, and faculty to drop by and celebrate the end of the academic year over breakfast.
The Ten Green Commandments of Laudato Si' (details)
The Rev. Dr. Joshstrom Isaac Kureethadam, SDB, coordinator of the "Ecology & Creation" sector at the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development discusses the holistic way that Laudato Si’ lays bare the physical, ethical, and spiritual dimensions of our world's environmental crisis—and the ways the Catholic Church calls us to respond through an integral approach, recognizing that everything is interconnected. (Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Chicago, Catholic Theological Union (CTU), Loyola University Chicago, and DePaul's Department of Environmental Science & Studies and CWCIT.)
Related Events in the Chicago Area
May 23 (5:00pm)
The Cross: History, Art, and Controversy
A book symposium on Robin M. Jensen’s The Cross: History, Art, and Controversy
(Harvard University Press, 2017), which takes readers on an intellectual and spiritual journey through the 2,000-year evolution of the cross as an idea and an artifact, illuminating the controversies—along with the forms of devotion—this central symbol of Christianity inspires. Jensen is the Patrick O'Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame.
Presented by the Lumen Christi Institute.
University of Chicago
Swift Hall (3rd Floor Lecture Hall)
1025 E. 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637