| Lenten Lectures Honors Vatican II |
For 24 years, Wednesdays in Lent have been highlighted by a series of lectures at the University of St. Thomas that cover a wide range of topics important to Catholic life. This year’s theme, “Vatican II: Yesterday and Today,” will lead the community to an enrichment in understanding the many facets of the Catholic faith. This is an opportunity for personal growth in the building of the Lord’s Kingdom during a time of reflection.
Dr. Chris Evans, chair and associate professor of theology, said the theme was chosen because this is the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. The series also touches on topics relevant to the Year of Faith.
“Catholic life and piety has been shaped greatly by Vatican II,” Evans said. “So many of the themes discussed, such as the sacred liturgy, role of laity, evangelization, ecumenism and sacred Scriptures, impact the daily spiritual life of all Catholic Christians and should be valuable both for edification and for the instruction of faith and moral.”
Annual Lenten Lecture Series starts on Feb. 13 to March 20. All lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Evans at 713-525-7863 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. The event is sponsored by the Theology Department.
The series includes: