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"Unless we believe and see Jesus in the appearance of bread on the altar, we will not be able to see him in the distressing disguise of the poor."

— Mother Teresa


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Lenten On-Campus Retreat 2011

Thirst, First, Cursed: Christ Prepares Us for His Passion

Guest homilies and talks led by:
Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P. (Editor-in-Chief of Magnificat)

Sunday, March 27, 2011
"You will never thirst " — John 4:5-42

Monday, March 28, 2011
"The last shall be first" — Matthew 20:1-16

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
"Come, share your master’s joy" — Matthew 25:14-30

Sunday Series of Lenten Talks 2011

"The Passion of Christ" — Sundays, March 13 - April 17, 2011

1st Sunday of Lent, March 13, 2011

What Happened on the Cross?
— by Fr. Joseph Alobaidi, O.P.

Amongst the Gospel writers, St. Luke's account of the Passion and death of Christ is unique. In this talk, an expert in Biblical Studies will offer a meditation on St. Luke's depiction of the Crucifixion narrative.

2nd Sunday of Lent, March 20, 2011

Painting, Crucified
— by Br. Gabriel Torretta, O.P.

The Crucifixion is a mystery of love too deep for mere words to express. As a result, Christians quickly turned to art to express the inexpressible, to return love for love. Painting, Crucified will trace the history of painted depictions of Christ's Crucifixion from its earliest representations to contemporary forms. The talk will elucidate major patterns of artistic symbolism in crucifixion scenes as an aid to visual literacy in this important medium of Christian piety.

3rd Sunday of Lent, March 27, 2011

The Grotesque Iconography of Flannery O'Connor
— by Br. Boniface Endorf, O.P.

Flannery O'Connor's fiction and how it portrays the effects of Christ's Passion and Man's Redemption in this shockingly real world.

4th Sunday of Lent, April 3, 2011

Death amidst Life: Lenten Gregorian Chant
— by Br. Innocent Smith, O.P.

The Dominican liturgy preserves many ancient chants that are sung during Lent and Passion-tide. These chants present beautiful articulations of Christian teachings on death, suffering, dependence on God's mercy, and Christ's protection of his people. This presentation will include the singing of several Latin chants, and will offer an exposition of their history, influence, and theological meaning.

5th Sunday of Lent, April 10, 2011

Wondrous that Tree: The Cross in Poetry
— by Br. Sebastian White, O.P.

The holy and penitential season of Lent impels us to dwell upon our own sinfulness and need for redemption, and most importantly, the saving death of Christ on the Cross. Can poetry assist us in our prayer and observance of Lententide? In sooth, it can! By reflecting together on the Cross as it appears in poetry, we can be given a new and wondrous vision of "the wood of the Cross on which hung the Savior of the world." Specifically, we will consider the Anglo-Saxon poetic vision, "the Dream of the Rood," John Donne's "The Cross", and lastly, a few stanzas from the work of T.S. Eliot.

6th Sunday of Lent, April 17, 2011

The (Other) Good Thief
— by Br. Cajetan Cuddy, O.P.

Focusing on the Cross and spirituality, this presentation is a theological reflection on the life of a modern day "Dismas" — a criminal who had a radical encounter with Jesus and the Cross. It is a true story of scandal, mercy, the meaning of true happiness, and the love of Christ.

Discussions and Lectures

Marvels of Nanotechnology

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 7:30pm (501 Schermerhorn)

An open discussion with Dr. Ferrari on the development in medical research, and its human and philosophical significance. Presented by the Crossroads Cultural Center.

Click here to view this lecture on Vimeo.

Galileo Affair

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
A discussion with Dr. William E. Carroll, Oxford University, on the Catholic Church and modern science.

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Father Neuhaus's Homilies

The late Father Richard Neuhaus of First Things had preached at Columbia during springs semesters. His homilies are available below for downloading.

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