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Romero Week: Love Must Win Out

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Tuesday, March 24- 7:00pm IPJ Theatre

Life & Legacy Panel: Kevin Clarke, senior editor of America  magazine, will speak on the Life and Legacy of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero in honor of the 35th anniversary of Romero’s martyrdom. Clarke is the author of a recent biography of Archbishop Romero, Oscar Romero: Love Must Win Out, published by Liturgical Press as part of their “People of God” series.

Clarke will be joined by panelists, Dr. Patricia Marquez, Dean of the School of Peace Studies, and Father Peter Gyves, SJ, Associate Pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in San Diego. This panel is particularly timely in light of the Vatican Commission’s recent designation of Archbishop Romero as a martyr for the faith, an important step on the way to sainthood.

Click here for a copy of Clarke's presentation

Wednesday, March 25- 12:30pm Founders Faculty Lounge

Brown Bag Lunch with Kevin Clarke: Faculty and staff are invited to meet Kevin Clarke in an open discussion on Archbishop Romero and his legacy, as well related, contemporary topics.

The Mass for Peace on Wednesday March 25th will be offered in remembrance of Archbishop Romero. 9pm, Founders Chapel

Thursday, March 26- 5:30pm Salomon Hall

Movie Screening: The documentary Monseñor: The Last Journey of Oscar Romero will be shown, followed by a guided discussion. The film contains rare recordings and film footage including Romero’s moving last homily before he was murdered, calling for an end to killings by Salvadoran soldiers.

To pre-register for any of the Romero Week Events please click here . All evening events are free of charge and open to the public.

Event series sponsored by the Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture, the Center for Christian Spirituality, and University Ministry

Click here for an article on Archbishop Romero by Kevin Clarke

Click here for a list of USD Library resources on Archbishop Romero

Transformation of a Missionary: Junipero Serra

Friday, March 13- 5:30pm. KIPJ Conference Room C

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Join the CCTC & the History Department as we welcome Robert Senkewicz and Rose Marie Beebe of Santa Clara University who will speak on their new book, Junipero Serra: California, Indians, and the Transformation of a Missionary. They focus on Junipero Serra's religious identity and his relations with Native peoples. 

Thursday March 12th, Senkewicz and Beebe will be speaking about their book at the Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside at 7:00 pm.

Both events are free and open to the public. No RSVP required.The book will be available for purchase at both events. 

Please feel free to email cctc@sandiego.edu with any questions.

Lessons and Carols

A Festival in Word and Song to Prepare for Christmas

AngelFriday, December 5, 2014 at 7:30pm

Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2:00pm

Founders Chapel

*This event is free and open to the public, no RSVP required.

Click here for parking information.

 

Fall 2014 Switgall Lecture: "How Does God Dwell in Our Love of Each Other"

Timothy Radcliffe, OP

Monday, September 29, 2014

Camino Hall, Shiley Theatre

7:00 pm

Cost: $10

Click here to register online

Center for Christian Spirituality, Religious of the Sacred Heart Lecture

Timothy Radcliffe, a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Dominican order is an itinerant preacher and lecturer based at Blackfriars, Oxford.

He was former master of the worldwide Dominican order and professor at Oxford University and has also been active in the peace movement, ministry to people with AIDS, and advocacy for human rights. He spends most of his year giving retreats, lectures and conference keynote addresses in the UK and overseas. All over the world, he is well known for his approachable language, depth of thinking, and strong sense of humor. His writings and lectures stretch minds and warm hearts as he offers guidance and encouragement along the journey of orienting one’s life toward God. He is a gifted presenter and his words have inspired people in hundreds of countries.

Through the lens of the Catholic faith, Fr. Radcliffe explains how Christianity is an invitation to a particular freedom and happiness - the happiness that is God being God. All Christians claim that God is love. We know that our love of each other is human, but we can undervalue how it is also a sharing in the life of God. Along with Pope Francis, Fr. Radcliffe resists the culture of individualism and assures us that by stretching ourselves open to love others, we share in the life and love that is God. He will offer practical insight and wisdom into becoming more alive by discovering how to love well.

Click here for a biography.

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