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Friday, November 7, 2014

Albertus Magnus College Hosts 2014-15 St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture Series


 
NEW HAVEN - Albertus Magnus College’s 2014-15 St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture Series opens at 5:15 p.m. Nov. 12, with "Toni Harris, O.P., giving the St. Albert the Great lecture, 'Religious Iconography through the Lens of the Dominican Charism,'" according to a release.

"The talk will explore the significance of religious icons through the 'sacred windows to the Divine,' the release said 
 The St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture is made possible through the Marie Louise Bianchi ’31 Fund, the release said. It is free and open to the public.
"Sr. Toni is a former Promoter for Justice and Peace for Dominican Sisters International.  In that role from 2007 to last year, she visited Dominican Sisters in 48 countries, promoting the conviction that working for a more just and peaceful world is integral to the Dominican vocation."

A former president of the Dominican Leadership Conference, she also worked with the Oneida People on the Oneida Reservation in Wisconsin, the release said. " She was director of the Anawim Center of the Archdiocese of Chicago, which serves the city’s Native American  community.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in art education from Edgewood College and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Wisconsin."

The Nov. 12 lecture launches the third annual series and will be held at the Hubert Campus Center on the New Haven campus from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.  For more details and to reserve a place, go to albertus.edu/alumni/ or call 203-773-8502.

Also in the release: Future talks in the series are on January 26, 2015 (snow date January 28), “A Teacher and Two Students: Albert, Thomas Aquinas and Meister Eckhart,” by Dr. Denys Turner, teacher scholar and author of “Thomas Aquinas: A Portrait (2013); and on April 15, 2015, The Vision of Pope Francis: A Church More Merciful. Missionary and Welcoming,” by Theresa Rickard, O.P., President of RENEW International.

           
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