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Loyola's 2013 Lenten Series features Christian vocalist Kara Klein

Loyola press release - February 4, 2013

Loyola University New Orleans’ Jesuit Center presents its 2013 Lenten Series, “Church in the Desert, Church in the World: Reflections in the Spirit of the Second Vatican Council,” a series of events in February and March to observe the season of Lent. Co-sponsored by the Alumni Association, each of these free events will take place on Loyola’s main campus. The series will kick off Feb. 27 with a performance by Christian recording artist Kara Klein.

“For the past six seasons of Lent, Loyola community members have been invited to share together in the spirit of the season. On selected evenings during Lent, a speaker or group will help us reflect on the goodness of God and the reason for the season,” said the Rev. Ted Dziak, S.J., director of the Jesuit Center.

2013 Lenten Series schedule:

Wednesday, Feb. 27 - Ignatius Chapel, Bobet Hall, 7 p.m.

“Joy in the Desert, Joy in the World,” Concert with Kara Klein
The Catholic Christian recording artist and dynamic young speaker sings and reflects about joy found hidden in sacrifice and how God calls everyone to bring joy into the world.

Sunday, March 10 - Holy Name of Jesus Church, 7:30 p.m.

Gregorian Chant Laetare Mass
Co-sponsored by the College of Music and Fine Arts, this Mass in the Latin Rite will be celebrated during Lent.

Wednesday, March 13 - Ignatius Chapel, Bobet Hall, 7 p.m.

“Can our conscience be wrong?” A reflection with the Rev. Edward Vacek, S.J., Ph.D.
The Duffy Chair in Roman Catholic Theology at Loyola will lead the audience to reflect on what a conscience is and what role it plays in their daily decisions and spiritual lives.

Wednesday, March 20 - Ignatius Chapel, Bobet Hall, 7 p.m.

“Not by Bread Alone,” An interfaith conversation on fasting
Join the Loyola community for a dialogue on the spiritual practice of fasting in the Christian, Hebrew and Muslim faiths as the fruits this ancient and universal practice can bring today are considered.

For more information, please contact the Jesuit Center at 504-865-2304.