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School of Theology and Ministry

December 2009
Seán Cardinal O'Malley shakes hands with Dick Clifford, SJ

Cardinal Seán delivers STM Anniversary Lecture

On the evening of November 10, Seán Patrick Cardinal O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Boston (pictured with Dean Richard J. Clifford, S.J.), delivered the second annual School of Theology and Ministry Anniversary Lecture to some 200 people in the Heights Room of Corcoran Commons at Boston College. He spoke about the formative power of the Eucharist, which both feeds and challenges Christians on their journey through life.
View Cardinal Seán’s lecture »

Uwem Akpan, SJ

Bestselling Jesuit author shares stories

As part of a tour of American Jesuit colleges and universities, Uwem Akpan, S.J., a Nigerian Jesuit priest, read excerpts from his bestselling book Say You’re One of Them and talked with STM students at 9 Lake Street on November 12. Akpan’s book, a collection of short stories set in different African countries and told from the perspective of impoverished children, won the 2009 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book (Africa region), and is the 2009 Oprah’s Book Club pick.
Read more about Say You’re One of Them »

John Shea, OSA

Ministers convene for reflection, renewal

At the sixth annual Ministry Renewal Day, held November 13 in Boston College’s Gasson Hall, faculty members Jane E. Regan and John J. Shea, O.S.A. (pictured), discussed what it means for individuals and communities to be adults in faith with some 100 ordained and lay ecclesial ministers. At the event, James MacDonald was awarded the first Advanced Continuing Education Certificate in Pastoral Studies for completing 60 contact hours in IREPM/STM Continuing Education offerings since 2006. The IREPM founded Ministry Renewal Day in 2004 to bring ministers together to pray and learn. View Regan and Shea’s presentations »

Bob Pascarella and Thomas Kane, CSP

DVD series honored

An eight-hour DVD series produced in 2008 by Weston Jesuit faculty members and Cramer Productions won a 2009 Bronze Telly Award in the Religious/Spiritual category. “A Living Faith: Themes from the Catechism of the Catholic Church” features lectures by Dean Richard J. Clifford, S.J., and faculty members Kevin F. Burke, S.J.; Margaret Eletta Guider, O.S.F.; Thomas D. Stegman, S.J.; John F. Baldovin, S.J.; Peter E. Fink, S.J.; Edward V. Vacek, S.J.; Thomas J. Massaro, S.J.; and John Randall Sachs, S.J. Each lecture is followed by a group discussion. Faculty member Thomas A. Kane, C.S.P., served as the series executive producer. The Telly Awards honor “the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and work created for the Web.” Pictured with their Telly Awards are series director Bob Pascarella (left) and Kane. Read more about "A Living Faith" »


Three STM MDiv Students

Portraits from 9 Lake Street

The Fall 2009 issue of Boston College Magazine featured portraits of individuals in the STM community. Pictured from left are three of the women studying for a Master of Divinity degree: Rebecca Camacho ’07, Jocelyn Collen, and Jennifer Grieco. Read the article »

Faculty news

This month, Gregorianum published “Retrieving the Hope of Christian Humanism: A Thomistic Reflection on the Thought of Charles Taylor and Nicholas Boyle,” by Dominic Doyle. Doyle also was an invited presenter at the October symposium at Boston College in honor of Michael J. Buckley, S.J., with whom he studied.

This fall, Mission Studies published Catherine Mooney’s article “Ignatian Spirituality: A Spirituality for Mission.” 

Catholic TV interviewed Theresa A. O’Keefe about the importance of mentoring in ministerial relationships with youth and young adults. O’Keefe lectured on the topic through STM Continuing Education this fall. View the interview »

In November, Hosffman Ospino participated in a panel on spiritual traditions at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Montreal and spoke at the Religious Education Association annual meeting in Dallas.

Now You Know Media recently released “Saint Paul as Pastor,” a series of 12 25-minute lectures by Thomas D. Stegman, S.J. Additionally, Baker Academic published Stegman's Second Corinthians as part of the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture, a 17-volume series that “combines outstanding biblical scholarship with lively faith.”

Join us in prayer

We invite you to join the STM community in prayer and participate in the liturgical life of the School. View the Liturgy Calendar »