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Faith Formation: Past, Present, and Future

Faith Formation: Past, Present, and Future

As part of STM’s 10th Anniversary celebration, join us for a light supper and consider how the work of the Department of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry has influenced and continues to shape the Church’s tradition of handing on the faith.  Jane Regan situates the present practice of faith formation in the United States through a brief examination of its history and Tom Groome focuses on the present and future of this important ministry with particular attention to the Credo high school religion series. 

Presenters:  Thomas H. Groome and Jane E. Regan  
Free of charge; includes supper.  Please register. 

June 28

4:30 PM – 5:45 PM

Simboli Hall, 100

18th Annual Evelyn Underhill Lecture in Christian Spirituality; Beyond Its Use-By Date? Pondering the Future of Faith

18th Annual Evelyn Underhill Lecture in Christian Spirituality; Beyond Its Use-By Date? Pondering the Future of Faith

The future of faith and the prospects of the Church can seem bleak. Is there room for hope?  If so, what shape would hope take? This lecture explores a hope for the future that holds together trust in God, self-criticism, and openness to the unexpected. 

—Rev. Richard Lennan, STM professor of systematic theology and professor ordinarius

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July 14

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Robsham Theater Arts Center

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617-552-6501 or 800-487-1167

10th Annual Mary of Magdala Celebration, Images of the Magdalene: A Natural History

10th Annual Mary of Magdala Celebration, Images of the Magdalene: A Natural History

Mary Magdalene has occupied a significant place in Christian imagination from the time of the New Testament. This celebration of the feast day of St. Mary of Magdala begins with Mass, followed by lunch and a lecture. This lecture explores key images of Mary Magdalene over the centuries, the contexts in which they appear, and the cultural currents to which they respond. According to the needs of their times, successive generations placed her in the company of or conflated her with other Marys in the Gospels, with the woman who anointed Jesus’ feet, and even with the adulterous woman. In the twentieth century, newly discovered texts and novelistic theories saw in her Jesus’ companion or wife. But through it all, Mary remained the preacher of Jesus’ resurrection and “Apostle to the Apostles:” perhaps the image most needed in the Church of the twenty-first century.

—Francine Cardman, STM associate professor of historical theology and Church history

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July 20

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

St. Ignatius Church, and Corcoran Commons, Heights Room

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617-552-6501 or 800-487-1167