September 12 & 13, 2013: Divinization: Becoming Partakers of the Divine Nature
A workshop for all who love the Church’s liturgy and desire to be transformed by God’s grace
Thursday, September 12, 2013
3:00 pm Check-in opens, atrium of the Conference Hall
5:00 pm Sung Vespers, Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
6:00 pm Dinner (optional, extra charge), University Refectory
7:30 pm Keynote address: "What is Divinization?," Dr. David Fagerberg
9:00 pm Reception, Conference Center Residence Living Room
Friday, September 13, 2013
7:30 am Mass available, Conference Center Chapel
8:00 am Breakfast
Check-in opens, atrium of Conference Center Classroom Building
8:45 am Sung Lauds, Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
9:30 am Welcome, room 202 of Conference Center Classroom Building
9:45 am "Divinization in the Scriptures," Dr. Andrew Swafford
11:00 am "Aquinas, Divinization and People in the Pews Today," Fr. Andrew Hofer, op
12:00 pm Midday Prayer
12:15 pm Lunch
1:30 pm "Divinization as the Key to Liturgical Renewal," Dr. Daria Spezzano
2:45 pm "Divinization and the New Evangelization," Dr. Michael Sirlla
4:00 pm Sung Vespers
All meeting sessions will be held in Room 202 of the Conference Hall, Building 400.
Lauds and Vespers will be prayed in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception.
All meals will be in the University refectory, Building 601.
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Keynote speaker Dr. David Fagerberg is Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. He holds an M.A., M. Phil. and Ph.D. from Yale University and specializes in liturgical theology and the writings of G.K. Chesterton. A Latin-Rite Catholic, he has nonetheless made it a theological specialty to draw from the riches of Eastern Churches for the edification of Western Christians.
Fr. Andrew Hofer, op, is Student Master and Instructor in Patristics and Ancient Languages at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and is the author of Christ in the Life and Teaching of Saint Gregory of Nanzianzus (Oxford, 2013).
Dr. Michael Sirilla is Associate Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He holds a Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America and is the author of the forthcoming book Status Perfectionis, The Bishop as Spiritual Perfector in St. Thomas Aquinas (CUA Press).
Dr. Daria Spezzano is Assistant Professor of Theology at Providence College in Providence Rhode Island. She holds a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame and an M.A.L.S. from The Liturgical Institute. Her academic concentrations have included the process of deification in St. Thomas Aquinas and its rediscovery in the twentieth century.
Dr. Andrew Swafford is Assistant Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. He holds an S.T.D. from the University of Saint Mary of the Lake and an M.A. in Old Testament and Semitic Languages from Trinity Evangelical University. He recently contributed numerous essays to the 2013 book Thirty Second Bible: The Fifty Most Meaningful Moments in the Bible.
By mail: Please download the conference mailer by clicking here.
By phone: Call 847.837.4542.
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