Campus Events / Webinars

To ensure the safety and well-being of all members of the BC community, public STM continuing education events have all been moved to webinar format and will be available online.

Holy Mothers of God with Br. Mickey McGrath

Holy Mothers of God with Br. Mickey McGrath

July 07 – July 14

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Art and Reflections on the Maternal Heart of God with Brother Mickey McGrath - SAINTS who were MOTHERS and MOTHERS of SAINTS and some GRANDMOTHERS too!

Our Church and our world are in desperate need of the Grace-Filled Spirit and Feminine Wisdom of these extraordinary women. Among the heroic saints whose lives we will explore are Mary, Elizabeth, Dorothy Day, Jane de Chantal, Zelie Martin, Elizabeth Anne Seton, and Monica and Martha Jane, the mothers of two boys named Augustine.

This is a two-session webinar workshop with presentations by Br. Mickey McGrath and guidance in creating quilt patches on paper.

( 2 Sessions | $25 ) July 7 & July 14, 2021 at 1:00 -2:00 p.m.

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The Mysticism of Ordinary Life: Whose Mysticism? Whose Ordinariness?

The Mysticism of Ordinary Life: Whose Mysticism? Whose Ordinariness?

July 10

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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20TH ANNUAL EVELYN UNDERHILL LECTURE IN CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY

Since Karl Rahner popularized the idea of the mysticism of ordinary life several decades ago, it has become conventional to think about mysticism, not as a rare possibility of paranormal experience which belongs to an elite and exclusive group of vowed contemplatives, but as a widespread possibility for deeper relationship with God that is available to everyone in their everyday lives. This expansion of mysticism opens new questions about whose experiences of God count as "ordinary" or normative and how differences of race, gender, class, and other historical variables shape our understanding of mysticism. Join this virtual talk as Andrew Prevot, Boston College Associate Professor of Theology, reflects on these questions in conversation with Latinx and Black/Womanist sources.

Technology note: In order to participate fully in our webinars you will need to have a full Zoom account and sign into that account.  Visit for more information. 

Contact
stmce@bc.edu

Holy Mothers of God with Br. Mickey McGrath

Holy Mothers of God with Br. Mickey McGrath

July 07 – July 14

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Art and Reflections on the Maternal Heart of God with Brother Mickey McGrath - SAINTS who were MOTHERS and MOTHERS of SAINTS and some GRANDMOTHERS too!

Our Church and our world are in desperate need of the Grace-Filled Spirit and Feminine Wisdom of these extraordinary women. Among the heroic saints whose lives we will explore are Mary, Elizabeth, Dorothy Day, Jane de Chantal, Zelie Martin, Elizabeth Anne Seton, and Monica and Martha Jane, the mothers of two boys named Augustine.

This is a two-session webinar workshop with presentations by Br. Mickey McGrath and guidance in creating quilt patches on paper.

( 2 Sessions | $25 ) July 7 & July 14, 2021 at 1:00 -2:00 p.m.

More Information

Register Now

Contact
stmce@bc.edu

Run, Sister, Run: The Figure of Mary Magdalene in the Negro Spiritual

Run, Sister, Run: The Figure of Mary Magdalene in the Negro Spiritual

July 23

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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12th ANNUAL MARY OF MAGDALA CELEBRATION

This lecture presented by M. Shawn Copeland, Professor Emerita, Boston College Department of Theology, explores the figure of Mary Magdalene as interpreted through Negro or African American Spirituals. Special focus is given to the resurrection narratives in the Gospels.

(Image used with permission by Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation.)

Technology note: In order to participate fully in our webinars you will need to have a full Zoom account and sign into that account.  Visit for more information. 

Contact
stmce@bc.edu