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Lenten Lectures Explore Americans on Road to Sainthood
For 21 years, Wednesdays in Lent have been highlighted by a series of lectures at the University of St. Thomas. The 22nd Annual Lenten Lecture Series will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays during Lent, March 9- April 13, on the University of St. Thomas campus in the Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Athletic Center, 4000 Mt. Vernon and Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon.

In the past, the series has covered a wide range of topics important to Catholic life. This year’s theme, “Americans on the Road to Sainthood,” follows a discussion of the canonization process with examinations of several Americans whose causes of sanctification are now being promoted.

Lenten Lecture Schedule:

March 9
Cullen Hall
Sr. Madeleine Grace, CVI
“What Does It Take? The Canonization Process in the Catholic Church”

March 16
Cullen Hall
Mark and Louise Zwick
“Foundress of the Catholic Worker Movement: Dorothy Day”

March 23
Scanlan Room
Dr. Louis and Mrs. Alice Varela
“Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen”

March 30
Cullen Hall
Fr. Jack Whitley, CSB
“Founder of the Knight of Columbus: Fr. Michael McGivney”

April 6
Cullen Hall
Fr. Anthony Borrow, SJ and Pepe Ruiz, SJ
“Missionaries of the New World: Eusebio Kino and Miguel Pro”

April 13
Scanlan Room
Carlos Esparza, SJ, and Dr. Paul Hahn
“Missionary of the Wider World: Fr. Walter Ciszek, SJ”

The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available for $2 in the Moran Center, Graustark at West Alabama. For more information, call 713-525-3582.

Shown above: Junipero Serra at Mission San Fernando

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