Past Seminars & Lectures

Happiness & Holiness

How can I be happy?  What place do morality, religion, and enjoyment have in a good life?  This seminar is for anyone who has ever wondered about these questions, which lie at the heart of Christ’s assurance that He came so that we “might have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10).  Come join us for […]

The Lamb’s Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth

This seminar explores the key to understanding the Mass for the early Christians: the Book of Revelation. With its bizarre imagery, mystic visions of Heaven, and end-of time prophecies, the last book of the Bible mirrors the sacrifice and celebration of the Eucharist. This is for anyone who wants to get more out of going to Mass […]

Christian Basics: Sharing the Faith

If Christianity is really “good news,” then all Christians are responsible for their part in announcing it and making it available to others. But in a culture both scarred by coercive uses of power and skeptical of claims about universal truth, it takes intentional preparation to show that Christianity is both genuinely good and genuinely […]

The Nature and Existence of God

The greatest commandment invites us to love God with “all our mind,” and on Holy Thursday night Christ adds to this that “this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.”  How can we grow in our knowledge of God, and in particular, what role […]

Is This a Sign from God? The Discernment of Spirits of St. Ignatius of Loyola

How does God speak to us? How do we distinguish between different kinds of spiritual stirrings in our hearts, identifying those that are of God and those that are not? Ignatian discernment of spirits is the spiritual practice of noticing the movements within your heart and soul — your desires, thoughts, emotions — and identifying where they […]

Poetry of St. John of the Cross

John of the Cross is remembered as one of the great saints, mystics, and Doctors of the Church, whose writings and example have encouraged many on the path to a deeper union with God.  But did you know that he is also celebrated as one of Spain’s greatest poets?  This seminar will offer an opportunity to get […]