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Loyola Institute for Ministry presents lecture on Markan Spirituality

Loyola press release - December 17, 2007


(New Orleans)— The Loyola Institute for Ministry (LIM) is pleased to present, “Who Do You Say I Am: Markan Spirituality for Today,” as its first public lecture of the spring semester. The lecture will be held on January 9, from 7 to 8 p.m., in the Audubon Room on Loyola’s main campus, and is free and open to the public.

The Rev. Jan Lambrecht, S.S.D., S.J., visiting faculty member of Loyola University New Orleans and dean emeritus of the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, will speak about the first book written of the Gospels. For those interested in the Christian Scriptures, the lecture will discuss that major sections of the second part of Mark’s gospel are demonstrative of what following Christ concretely meant then and still means today.

Lambrecht is a professor and dean emeritus of the Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (Catholic University of Louvain), Belgium, and has served on the Pontifical Biblical Commission from 1985 to 1995. One of his most widespread works is on the parables of Jesus, published in the U.S. in 1981 as Once More Astonished: The Parables of Jesus. His writings have appeared in original or in translation in Dutch, German, English, and French, and have been translated into Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, and Chinese.

Registration for “Who Do You Say I Am” can be made by calling (504) 865-3399. A 1-credit graduate course, “Spirituality of St. Mark,” is being offered in conjunction with this lecture.

For more information, please contact Diane M. Blair at (504) 865-3399 or dblair@loyno.edu