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Marilyn Caird
Administrative Manager
519-884-8111 x 28245
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Since 1982, St. Jerome’s University has offered Lectures in Catholic Experience to our local community, providing opportunities for us to engage with the critical issues of our time. We have invited scholars, activists, experts, and religious leaders to address subjects in the areas of religion and politics, spirituality, health care, international relations and human rights, ecological responsibility, religious pluralism, ecumenism, interfaith dialogue, religion and the media, and others.


These complimentary public lectures take place at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays scheduled throughout the year. Attendees are invited to join us for pre-lecture refreshments in the Academic Centre Atrium, before heading into the 285-seat accessible Vanstone Lecture Hall. Registration online in advance of each lecture is helpful for our hospitality planning, but tickets are not required at the door. Everyone is welcome!

We look forward to announcing the 2019-2020 series soon and hope that you will join us!

Dr. David Seljak
Lectures in Catholic Experience Coordinator

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Watch for information coming soon!

All lectures at St. Jerome’s University are provided on a complimentary basis.
Please register your attendance for lectures in advance, to assist us with our hospitality planning and so that we can notify you directly if we have an unexpected cancellation.  Direct links to the registration pages will be available here when the 2019-2020 series information is posted to the website.

Please note that although our ticketing system will issue you a ticket for your participation, you DO NOT HAVE TO SHOW YOUR TICKET in order to attend the lectures.


The Lectures in Catholic Experience take place in the Vanstone Lecture Hall, Academic Centre (SJ2), located at St. Jerome's University. Click here for detailed location and map information.



Complimentary parking is available in Lots A and B at St. Jerome’s University. Pay for parking is also available within walking distance of the Academic Centre.




Thank you to the individuals and organizations that make the Lectures in Catholic Experience series possible each year. We are grateful for your support and in particular acknowledge the ongoing commitment of the following:


            Congregation of the Resurrection
            Family and Friends of Laurence A. Cummings
            Family and Friends of Ken Devlin
            Family and Friends of John Sweeney
            Family and Friends of John J. Wintermeyer
            Friends of Michael W. Higgins
            Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loretto Sisters)
            Jesuits of Canada
            Patrons of the Lectures in Catholic Experience
            Scarboro Missions
            Spalding Family
            Waterloo Catholic District School Board