Morning Session—8:45AM to 10:15AM Evening Session--7:00PM to 8:30PM
with Bill Dittrich, former Pastoral Associate with Deacon Tim Donohue
Blessed Sacrament Church, Walpole Holy Name Parish, West Roxbury
Week 2 (tuesday, March 7): BLESSED JOHN HENRY NEWMAN, The Convert
Is there any truth in matters of religion? Should the Church simply retreat in the face of the challenges of culture? John Henry Newman came into the Church as a convert and used his prodigious intellectual gifts to help the Church better understand its identity and mission and engage the challenges of a secular age.
Week 3 (tuesday, March 14): SAINT CATHERINE of SIENA, The Mystic
Is the physical world all there is? Is science the only path to ascertaining truth? St. Catherine of Siena witnesses to a higher world beyond the material. Though the fourteenth century mystic never studied theology, and never learned how to read or write, her life constitutes a powerful challenge to the flattened-out secularism of our time.
Week 4 (tuesday, March 21): G.K. CHESTERTON, The Evangelist
How does one engage a culture that is befuddled by Christ and suspicious of the Church? The life and witness of this nineteenth century literary convert shows that the fundamental disposition of effective evangelization is joy, and life in Christ is a day-to-day encounter with an abundant and surprising offer of grace.
Week 5 (tuesday, March 28): MICHELANGELO, The Artist
The master of sculpture and painting is not a saint but serves as the privileged representative of the creative potential engendered by the Catholic Faith. The Church professes that beauty is a route of access to God, and through humanity’s creative artistry we glimpse the power and glory of the Lord.
This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about a handful of 'pivotal players' of our Catholic faith who not only shaped the life of the Church but changed the course of civilization. All are welcome!
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