Beyond Its Use-By Date? Pondering the Future of Faith
Rev. Richard Lennan
Underhill Lecture in Spirituality
St. Mary of Magdala Celebration
Pyne Memorial Presentation
This annual summer lecture was initiated in 2001 by the Boston College Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry (IREPM) and has been continued by the School of Theology and Ministry (STM). The lecture is named for the early 20thCentury mystic, Evelyn Underhill (1874-1941), a married laywoman in ministry. She was the first woman invited to give a series of theological lectures at Oxford and the first to become a retreat leader in the Anglican Church. Widely recognized for her classic text Mysticism, a comprehensive study of religious experience, Underhill authored numerous works on the Christian spiritual life.
July 08, 2017
Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell
July 11, 2015
Rt. Rev. Dr. Rowan Williams
July 14, 2012
James Martin, S.J.
Margaret E. Guider, O.S.F., with Maria Cataldo-Cunniff
These lectures were not video recorded.
March 13, 2008
Presenter: Dr. Nancy Mairs
March 22, 2007
How to Qualify for the Boston Marathon and Other Things I have Learned from People with Down Syndrome
Presenter: Dr. Brian Chicoine, M.D.
February 23, 2006
Spiritual Lessons from the Dark Night of Depression
Presenter: Rev. Suzanne Guthrie
April 28, 2005
I am Joseph, Your Brother
Presenter: Rev. Joseph J. Bruce, S.J.
April 15, 2004
The Mystics Among Us: Alzheimer’s Disease as a Spiritual Experience
Presenter: Sr. Roseann E. Kasayka, O.S.F., MT-BC
September 26, 2002
Disability as Blessing
Presenter: Brother Rick Curry, S.J., Ph.D.
April 17, 2002
The Blind See, the Lame Walk? Texts of Terror or the DeColonizing of Disabled Bodies: From Jesus as Healer to Science as Savior
Presenter: Rev. Dr. Sharon V. Betcher
April 18, 2001
Disability, Violence, and Human Rights: Quality and Equality of Lives
Presenter: Dr. Dick Sobsey
March 30, 2000
Guts and Grace: The Spiritual Lives of People with Disabilities
Presenter: Dr. Francine Cardman and Dr. Katherine Clarke
April 22, 1999
A Living Sculpture of Certain Truths: Reverencing Bodies in Church and Society
Presenter: Dr. Nancy L. Eisland
March 26, 1998
Needle Exchange, Homosexuality, and the Church: Reflections of an AIDS Witness
Presenter: Jon D. Fuller, S.J., M.D.
March 15, 1997
From Otherness to Openness: Towards a Theology of Access
What Our Perceptions and Stereotypes of Disability Reveal to Us about Our Own Understandings of Personhood and Personal Significance
Presenter: Jennie Weiss Block
Academic Year 1996-1997
Religion and Disabilities Seminar
Weston Jesuit School of Theology
Presenter: Sr. Margaret Eletta Guider, O.S.F.
April 26, 1995
Religious Communities and the Americans with Disabilities Act: Philosophical and Theological Challenges.
Presenter: Rev. Vaughn J. Fayle, O.M.I.
December 2, 1993
The Body-As-Subject and Aging
Presenter: James F. Keenan, S.J.
November 18, 1993
Aging in the Ecclesial and Political Communities
Presenter: Monsignor Charles Fahey
November 4, 1993
Aging in American Society
Presenter: Rev. Dr. Suzanne Hiatt
October 21, 1993
Gerontology and Theology
Presenter: Myles N. Sheehan, S.J., M.D.
March 18, 1993
A Call, A Challenge, A Celebration:
Proclaiming the Presence of Persons with Disabilities in the Church
Presenter: Dr. Nancy Mehlem
March 4, 1992
Images of Disability, Icons of Beauty:
Learning to See the Disabled Person with the Eyes of the Heart
Presenter: Rev. Thomas J. McDonnell
February 6, 1991
AIDS and the Church: A Stimulus to Our Theologizing
Presenter: Jon D. Fuller, S.J., M.D.
Beginning in 2009, the School of Theology and Ministry hosts an annual celebration on or near the feast day of St. Mary of Magdala on July 22nd. Inspired by the role of Mary Magdalene in being the first to proclaim the news of Christ’s resurrection, this event includes a liturgical celebration as well as a lecture by a distinguished scholar on various topics highlighting the legacy of women in the Church.
July 19, 2013
Sandra M. Schneiders, I.H.M.
July 23, 2012
Colleen M. Griffith
July 22, 2011
Carolyn Osiek, R.S.C.J.
Jane E. Regan
P. Alejandro López-Cardinale
Hosffman Ospino, Rev. Manuel Clavijo, Sr. Barbara Gutierrez SND, Carmen Aguinaco
Simboli Hall - 9 Lake Street
Brighton, Massachusetts 02135