Friday, February 11, 2011

TODAY: Edith Stein Project

Catch part (or all!) of the Edith Stein Project in McKenna Hall today and tomorrow. There's something for everyone! Here is the full schedule:

(All presentations located in McKenna Hall)

11:00-11:30 a.m.

11:30-11:35 a.m.
Introduction and welcome to the conference

11:35 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Keynote: Professor Gerard Bradley: “Personal Vocation: Jesus Calls Upon Each One of Us for Help”

12:45-1:45 p.m.
  • Fr. Wilson Miscamble, C.S.C.: “Discerning One’s Call in the Contemporary University: One Priest’s Rambling Reflections on Happiness, Mission, Meaning and What Really Matters”
  • John and Monica Sikorski: "The Theology of the Body within Marriage"
  • Panel Discussion: “Defending Sexuality: Battling the Culture of Pornography” (Moderator: Michael Bohnert; Panelists: Dr. Eric Sims, Dr. Jill Sims, Bobby Rauch)

2:00-3:15 p.m.
Wendy Shalit: “Authentic Femininity in the 21st Century”

3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Leonard DeLorenzo: "Vocation and Transformation: Learning How and What to Love"
  • Dr. Jeffery Langan: "Vocation in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings"
  • Dr. John Cavadini: "'Become What You Are!':  the Universal Call to Holiness"

5:15 p.m. Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart

6:30 p.m. Dinner and discussion with Bishop Emeritus John D'Arcy

8:30 p.m. Showing of Eggsploitation - Introduction and Q & A with Jennifer Lahl

(All presentations located in McKenna Hall)

9:00-10:00 a.m.

Submitted Papers:
Session 1
  • Katherine Whalen: “Standing Beside Mary Below The Cross: How Edith Stein Calls Contemporary Women to Defend the Sanctity of Life”
  • Sister Elinor Gardner, O.P.: “‘I will seek Him whom my heart loves’ (Song 3.2): On Woman and Being Called”

Session 2
  • Emily Bisssonnette: “A Suffering Culture in Need of Suffering: The Witness of Suffering as Integral to the Vocation and Sacrament of Marriage”
  • Rebecca Krier: “Spiritual Vocation: Edith Stein and Ignatius of Loyola in Dialogue”

Session 3
  • Nathaniel Peters: “Bernard of Clairvaux for the Rest of Us: Activity, Contemplation, and Vocation”
  • Donald L. Wallenfang: “Awaken, O Spirit: The Vocation of Becoming in the Work of Edith Stein”

Session 4
  • Lillian Civantos: “Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emily Dickinson, and the Art of Circumstance”
  • Pauline Marie Smith: “The Geography of Vocation”

10:15-11:15  a.m.
  • Dawn Eden: "The Thrill of the Chaste"
  • Fr. Neil Roy, PhD, STL: “Vocation and the Sacramental Life”
  • Michele Chronister, "God's Grace is Enough for Us: The Work of Grace in an Individual's Vocation"

11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
  • Religious life with Sr. Jane Dominic Laurel, OP; Sr. M. Benedicta Duna, Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, Sr. Constance, Little Sisters of the Poor
  • Danielle Rose: “Who is the saint that is just you?”  (Talk and musical performance)
  • Dr. David O’Connor: “She may be my wife: How A Real Man Looks at Women”

12:30-2:00 p.m.
Lunch-on your own

2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Natassia Kwan: "Domestic Violence in the U.S.: Past, Present, and Hope for a Better Future” and Michael Bohnert: "Aging Planet: The Overpopulation Myth"
  • Lisa Everett: “Natural Family Planning and the Pursuit of Happiness in Marriage”
  • Dr. Gilbert Meilaender: "The Infinite Horizon of Vocation"

  • Dr. David Fagerberg, "Our Vocation in the Face of Death: Living the Resurrection”
  • Sr. Jane Dominic Laurel, OP: “Edith Stein and the Wisdom of Experience: The Masculine and Feminine Vocations to Love”
  • Dr. Catherine Pakaluk: "Being Mary in a Martha World: Edith Stein on What Women Want"

4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Alumnae panel: Caitlin Dwyer and Anamaria Scaparlanda-Ruiz, “ We R Who We R: Finding Yourself Apart from Drinking and Hookups,”
            Dorothy Cummings McLean, “Waiting for Your Marching Orders: Staying Sane while Single”
  • Sr. M. Benedicta Duna, “Spiritual Childhood as a path to Spiritual Motherhood”

6:00 p.m.
Closing Banquet

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