The Battle For the Soul of America's Foremost Catholic University
Rev. Wilson Miscamble, CSC, Paluch Chair of Theology at Mundelein Seminary and professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, presents his case for the future of Notre Dame with a lecture entitled "What is the Future For Notre Dame? The Battle For the Soul of America's Foremost Catholic University."
Very Rev. Robert Barron, rector of Mundelein Seminary gives the formal response, entitled "Why Authentically Catholic Education Matters."
Cost | $50.00 Includes lunch
Location |Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604
Date | Tuesday March 11 at 11:30 AM and concludes by 1:30 PM
The Cardinal Stritch Retreat House invites you for Reflections on Faith:
Religious Themes in the Harry Potter Series
Father John Lodge, professor of New Testament Studies at Mundelein Seminary, is also an avid reader of the Harry Potter series. Although some people have expressed concerns about the virtues of Harry Potter, Father Lodge shows how there are strong Christian themes throughout the books. If you enjoy reading Harry Potter, you will enjoy the reflections by Father Lodge.
Cost | $100.00 Includes over-night accomadations, breakfast, lunch and snacks.
Retreat | Begins Thursday February 6 at 7:30 PM and concludes with lunch on Friday February7.
The second theologians studying for the Archdiocese of Chicago will be having dinner with Cardinal George on Tuesday even-ing, January 14th. These dinners provide an opportunity for the men from Chicago to spend some time with Cardinal George and discuss their call to the priesthood.
"He took the name of a humble saint and then called for a church of healing. The first non-European pope in 1,200 years is poised to transform a place that measures change by the century" - Howard Chua-Eoan and Elizabeth Dias, TIME Magazine, 12.11.13
The annual Christmas Concert took place on Sunday, December 8th in the Auditorium. More than 800 people attended for Christmas carols and sacred music.
The Seminarian Christmas Choir and Handbells performed with the City Lights Orchestra.Watch the 8 minute clip of the choir below, filmed by John Lamansky, performing Veni Veni, Emmanuel, Gesu Bambino, O Holy Night and Hallelujah Chorus.
Meet with priests, seminarians and other men considering a call to the priesthood.
"I thank all of you for your support, especially Fr. Francis Li who serves as a great inspiration and mentor. As I continue to open my heart to Christ and be conscious of Him moving through me and others, I ask that you please keep me in your prayers as I will do the same for you. "Caritas Christi Vrget Nos" / (The love of Christ urges us on)" - Christian Shiu
Presentations Practical steps for discerning a vocation, Values of priesthood, Seminary life, academics, spiritual formation and pastoral ministry - and, Seminarians share their vocation stories.
Several Worship Opportunities, including the Celebration Mass Men are encouraged to ask questions, interact with seminarians and priests, pray in chapels, walk the grounds, or use the recreational facilities (pool, gymnasium, weight room). By fully engaging in the opportunities provided on the retreat, men are more able to understand where God is leading them.
An Exploring Priesthood Weekend Participant Shares his Experience... "As a relatively new Catholic, I often think about what the Faith means to me: how it shapes and molds me, and brings me closer to God. It seems like years have passed since I received the Sacraments of Initiation, but in actuality it has only been 9 months. Yet in that time, so much has happened – from my journey as a lector, sacristan, commentator, to volunteering at the parish office.
And although these capacities vary in nature, they share a common thread: service. With this, I am drawn to these questions: How can I serve God and others? What does God have planned for me? What vocation is God leading me to? As I continue to discern God’s call, I often think of priests and how they serve others so selflessly; how they facilitate our union with Christ through the Sacraments, and how they proclaim and live the Gospel. The thought of this touches my heart and continues to fuel my desire to seriously consider a vocation to priesthood. Even now, my involvement with various aspects of the Liturgy – an area that brings me closer to what the priest does – has helped me to develop that unique closeness to God and the Eucharist."
To further my discernment, I recently attended a weekend retreat at Mundelein Seminary called “Exploring Priesthood.” With this unique and memorable opportunity, I was able to interact with seminarians who shared their vocation stories and explained how they came to feel God's call to the priesthood. And it was their openness and honesty that not only affirmed for me that priesthood is a call to service, but also helped me to better understand how God sometimes reveals His plan to us by speaking through others, leaving behind subtle clues that may shift the course of one's journey. Prayer was another important aspect of the retreat: through daily mass, "morning" and "night" prayer (lauds and vespers), and Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction, I was able to connect with God, bringing about feelings of peace, happiness, and joy. And with these emotions, it is clear to me that the call to priesthood is something that I cannot simply ignore.
Therefore, to delve deeper into the elements of discernment, I will be joining a weekly program called "In-Search." "In-Search" allows one to meet with other men who are going through the same process of discernment, as well as with a diocesan priest who will share his vocation story and provide insight on a particular area of priesthood. (Q&A sessions and socialization follows.) I look forward to being a part of this group!
For more information, contact: Fr. Francis Bitterman - Vocation Director 312-534-8298 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mundelein Seminary is located at: 1000 East Maple Avenue, Mundelein, IL 60060
Join the Liturgical Institute for a day-long investigation into the theological meanings of poverty, simplicity, beauty and how all contribute to the Christian life and the worship of God. WIth speakers Dr. Michael Foley, Dr. Nicholas Perrin, Dr. Keith Lemna, Dr. Denis McNamara, and Dr. Mattew Levering.
For more information or to receive registration materials by mail, please call 847.837.4542.
The Liturgical Tradition of the Church Joins Hands With Pope Francis' New Call for Poverty and Simplicity!
Poverty, beauty and simplicity are often misunderstood terms. Each has a set of theological meanings relevant to the worship of God, for it is in poverty of spirit that we approach God through beautiful liturgy which shows a clear and evident simplicity consonant with the nature of the Roman Rite. Join the Liturgical Institute for an engaging day of learning and prayer to discover how the rich tradition of the Church blends seamlessly into today’s newly-rediscovered call for poverty and simplicity.
10:00 Session I: Beauty, Poverty and Simplicity and Theologically Understood Dr. Michael Foley, Baylor University
11:15 Session II: Beauty and the Sacred Liturgy Dr. Denis McNamara, The Liturgical Institute
12:15 Midday Prayer
1:45 Session III: Poverty and the Sacred Liturgy Dr. Nicholas Perrin, Wheaton College
3:00 Session IV: Simplicity and the Sacred Liturgy Dr. Keith Lemna, St. Meinrad Seminary
4:15 Summary and Comment Dr. Matthew Levering, Mundelein Seminary
4:45 Sung Evening Prayer and adjourn
Plus a bonus opportunity!
Dr. Lauren Pristas of Caldwell College lectures on her new book The Collects of the Romans Missals of 1962 and 2002 as part of the Liturgical Institute's Hillenbrand Lecture Series. Come early if you like and enjoy this informative lecture at no charge. 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 13th, USML campus, Theology Aula (Building ten on the linked map). Free and open to the public.
Dr. Keith Lemna is currently Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at Saint Meinrad Seminary. He has published scholarly articles in Antiphon, The Heythrop Journal, Nova et Vetera, and Communio. Currently his research deals with the meeting of Trinitarian metaphysics, cosmology and culture in modern theology.
Dr. Nicholas Perrin is the Franklin S. Dyrness Professor of Biblical Studies at Wheaton College, Illinois and author of five books on the New Testament and early Christianity, His 2010 book Jesus The Temple, addressed the issues surrounding Jesus actions in the scriptures and their relationship to right worship.
El Programa de Formación para el Ministerio Laico se encuentra inscribiendo ya desde ahora a todas aquellas personas interesadas en ser parte de este programa para el año escolar 2014-2015.
Para ayudar a entender mejor el proceso y en qué consiste este programa, y para dar la oportunidad de aclarar cualquier pregunta o situación, el programa estará ofreciendo sesiones de información en distintos sitios y fechas.
No es necesario inscribirse para estas sesiones.
Si no pudiera asistir a las sesiones o si quisiera tener una sesión informativa en algún sitio en particular, llámenos a estos teléfonos:
847-837-4560 u 847-970-4954
o mándenos un correo electrónico a la siguiente dirección:
Si sientes el llamado a servir como diácono dentro de la iglesia, o si quieres saber qué es y de qué se trata el diaconado permanente, el Programa de Formación para el Diaconado Permanentedel I.L.P. estará ofreciendo unas sesiones de información en distintos lugares de la arquidiócesis. En estas sesiones se presentará en qué consiste el programa y cuál es el proceso que se sigue. En estas sesiones también se responderá a inquietudes, preguntas, o situaciones particulares que se tengan con respecto al programa o su proceso.
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The Triduum and The Three Munera of Christ as Priest, Prophet and King
Treasures of the Triduum returns with all new topics for 2014 and workshop leader Fr. Douglas Martis and Mr. Christopher Carstens! Discover the meaning of the three offices of Jesus Christ as Priest, Propht and King and what it means for the life of the Christian.
“It was for this purpose that God sent His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, that He might be teacher, king and priest of all, the head of the new and universal people of the sons of God.”
— Lumen Gentium, xvii.
Friday, January 31, 2014 Conference Center, University of Saint Mary of the Lake Check-in and coffee begin at 9:00 am in the Conference Center Classroom Building
9:30 Morning Prayer
10:00 Session I The Three Munera of Christ The Offices of Christ in the Triduum: Priest, Prophet and King
11:15 Session II The Triduum and the Prophetic Office The Mystery of the True Lamb of God
12:30 Midday Prayer
2:15 Session III The Triduum and the Kingly Office The Majesty of the Lamb Who Was Slain
3:45 Session IV The Triduum and the Priestly Office Christ as Priest, Altar and Victim
Christopher Carstens is currently the Director of the Office of Sacred Worship for the Diocese of Lacrosse, Wisconsin and co-author of Mystical Body, Mystical Voice: Encountering Christ in the Words of the Mass. He holds an MA in Philosophy from the University of Dallas and an MA from The Liturgical Institute. He is an adjunct faculty member at the Institute and a frequent presenter in conferences and parish education.
Fr. Douglas Martis, STD is director of the Liturgical Institute and Chair of the Worship Department at Mundelein Seminary. He holds a doctorate in sacramental theology from the Institut Catholique in Paris, and is a frequent speaker in parishes and academic settings. He is the co-author of the book Mystical Body, Mystical Voice: Christ in the Words of the Mass and editor of The Mundelein Psalter.
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. For a map of campus, click here.
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.
This year's seminar is titled: “Conquest & Kingship: Leadership in Joshua, Judges, 1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Kings"
2014 is the 40th Anniversary of the USML Summer Scripture Seminar!
Sun/Mon, June 22-23Rev. Leslie Hoppe, O.F.M., Ph. D., S.S.L.
Themes from Deuteronomy
Mon/Tues, June 23-24Rev. John Kartje, Ph.D., S.T.D.
1) "Identifying Biblical Wisdom Motifs in the Deuteronomic History" 2) "Conquering Wisely: The Biblical Warrior as Student and Sage" 3) "Educating the Prince: Royal Wisdom Beyond Solomon"
Tues/Wed, June 24-25Gina Hens-Piazza, Ph.D.
1) “Supporting Cast vs. Supporting Caste - The Major Importance of Minor Biblical Characters" 2) “Two Starving Mothers Before a King - II Kings 6. 24-31” 3) “A Servant Girl Overshadows a Military General - II Kings 5"
Wed/Thurs, June 25-26 Rev. David Monaco, C.P., Ph.D.
"The Assassin (Ehud), the Idiot and the Meathead (Samson)"
Thurs, June 26 p.m.Very Rev. Robert Barron, M.A., S.T.D.
“The Archetypes of the King in the Old Testament: Reflections on Adam, Moses & David”
Fri, June 27 a.m. Pending
Fri, June 278 a.m. Rev. Lawrence Hennessey, S.T.L., Ph.D.
The Rector and Faculty of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary invite you to join us
Thursday evening, March 14
Friday morning, March 15, 2013
for the Albert Cardinal Meyer Lecture Series. This year we continue a multi-year focus on the Second Vatican Council. With a consideration of Freedom of Religion and Conscience for Individuals and Institutions in American law in light of the teaching of Dignitatis Humanae, the Declaration on Religious Freedom By
Paula Stannard, Esq.CounselAlston & BirdFormer Acting General Counsel of the United StatesDepartment of Health and Human Services
with responses from
The Rev. Lawrence R. Hennessey Professor of Systematic Theology
The Very Rev. Thomas A. Baima Professor of Systematic Theology
Admission is free, online reservations are required or call 847-970-4925 to register by phone
Overnight accommodations are available for adults (18 years and older) in the Conference Center at a special rate of $60 a night.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 847-970-4925 or email us at email@example.com
Date: Sunday, March 17, 2013 Time: Noon Place: Auditorium
This new dramatic performance of Christ's passion and death takes you through the events on Calvary through the witnesses of those who encountered Christ along the way. We will be listening to important players in the story such as Pilate, Herod, Simon, the Good Thief, Veronica, Mary, and others. Come and witness this exciting afternoon that will be full of prayer, drama, and anticipation. There is no better way to prepare for Lent than witnessing Christ's own passion.
Rediscover the Place of Indulgences in the Church Today!
Join the Liturgical Institute for a Hillenbrand Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Ed Peters, holder of the Edmund Cardinal Szoka Chair at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. The author of A Modern Guide to Indulgences: Rediscovering This Often Misinterpreted Teaching with Hillenbrand Books, Dr. Peters will help listeneres understand how it is by God's grace that the benefits of indulgences are available to the faithful.
Thursday, May 2, 2013, 7:30 pm., Theology Aula, Second Floor. Free and open to the public, but please call for a reservation: 847.837.4542.
A workshop for all who love the Church’s liturgy and desire to be transformed by God’s grace Thursday, September 12, 2013 7:30 pm Keynote Address: What Is Divinization? Dr. David Fagerberg University of Notre Dame Friday, September 13, 2013 Divinization in the Scriptures Dr. Andrew Swafford Benedictine College, Atchison, KS Aquinas, Divinization, and the People in the Pews Today Fr. Andrew Hofer, op Dominican House of Studies Washington, DC Divinization as the Key to Liturgical Renewal Dr. Daria Spezzano Providence College, Providence, RI Divinization and the New Evangelization Dr. Michael Sirilla Franciscan University, Steubenville For more information or to register by phone, please call 847.837.4542.
The Moral Obligation for Follow Liturgical Norms Thursday, November 7, 2013, 7:30 pm Theology Classroom Building, Second Floor Free and open to the public. Please call to reserve a place: 847.837.4542.
The Liturgical Institure presents a Hillenbrand Distinguished Lecture Series event with Monsignor Robert Dempsey. Join us to learn of the moral implications involved in observance of liturgical norms, read in the light of the documents of the Second Vatican Council.
Msgr. Robert J. Dempsey holds a Licentiate of Sacred Theology from Mundelein Seminary and an Doctorate in Moral Theology from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. He has served as a notary and field advocate of the Metropolitan Tribunal, member of the Archdiocesan Catholic-Greek Orthodox Dialogue Commission, and master of ceremonies to Cardinal Bernardin. In 1991 he was appointed editor of the weekly English edition of L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s newspaper, where he served ten years. He is currently pastor of St. Philip the Apostle Parish in Northfield, Illinois.
All Lay Leadership participants are to attend formation on Saturday, November 16. Sr. Helena Burns, FSP will present on Christian Sexuality.
Sr. Helena is Daughter of St. Paul, an experienced presenter on the Theology of the Body, the movie review for the Catholic New World, a filmmaker, and media educator. We look forward to having her here.
On Saturday, November 16, Lay Eccelsial Ministry candidates are attending formation on Paths to Holiness I presented by Fr. Lawrence Hennessey, S.T.L., Ph.D.
Fr. Hennessey is Professor, Department of Systematic Theology; former Editor, Chicago Studies. S.T.B. and M.A./S.T.L., School of Theology, Catholic University of America; Ph.D., in Classical Philology and Early Christian Theology and Literature, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Catholic University of America. Instructor at Washington Theological Union, Catholic University of America, and Virginia Theological Seminary. Member of the North American Patristic Society, the Catholic Historical Association, the American Society of Church History, and the Catholic Theological Society of America.
On Saturday, December 7, 2013 the Lay Ecclesial Ministry candidates will attend an annual meeting with Francis Cardinal George at the Archbishop Quigley Center. The morning will begin with mass in the St. James Chapel and continue with refreshments, an address by the Archbishop, and Q&A.