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Loyola Lenten Series 2019 Presents “Jesuitica: Terms that Define Ignatian Spirituality”

Loyola press release - February 18, 2019

As the parades and parties come to an end on Fat Tuesday and the season of Lent begins Ash Wednesday, Loyola University New Orleans presents the 2019 Lenten Series: “Jesuitica: Terms that Define Ignatian Spirituality.”

The Lenten Series will host three talks by Jesuit priests along with an added PBS documentary on the life of Catholic Southern writer Flannery O’Connor. Each talk will be held on a Wednesday evening during Lent at 7 p.m. on Loyola’s main campus, 6363 St. Charles Ave. and the Flannery O’Connor documentary will be held in Miller Hall 114. All events are free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the West Road garage.

“Lent is a season when not only the Loyola community but the entire Christian world uses these 40 days for spiritual renewal and repentance,” said Vice President for Mission and Identity and University Chaplain Father Ted Dziak, S.J., Ph. D. “This year’s series, ‘Jesuitica,’ is an opportunity for our community to reflect further on the terms that define Ignatian spirituality. The speakers will inform as well offer material for contemplation and prayer in this season of Lent.”

The schedule for the upcoming talks can be found below:

+ Week One - “The Faith that Does Justice”

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

Fr. Fred Kammer, S.J., J.D.
Executive Director, Jesuit Social Research Institute
Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

+ Week Two – “Magnanimity”

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

Dr. Bill McCormick, S.J., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Political Science and Coordinator of Graduate Studies
St. Louis University

+ Week Three – “Uncommon Grace: The Life of Flannery O’Connor” PBS Documentary Film

Wednesday, March 27
7 p.m., Miller Hall, Room 114

Presented by Fr. Mark Bosco, S.J., Ph.D.
Vice President for Mission and Ministry
Georgetown University

+ Week Four –“Finding God in All Things”

Wednesday, April 3
7 p.m., Ignatius Chapel, Bobet Hall

Fr. Ed Vacek, S.J., Ph.D.
The Reverend Stephen J. Duffy Chair in Catholic Studies
Loyola University New Orleans

Sponsored by the Office of the University Chaplain and the Office of Alumni Engagement.

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