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 the 2019-2020 series and hope that you will join us!
Dr. David Seljak
Lectures in Catholic Experience Coordinator
To register for any of the lectures in the 2019-2020 Lectures in Catholic Experience Series please click on the event date noted below:
October 18, 2019 - Gender: But that is what the church has always taught! - Myroslaw Tataryn
November 15, 2019 - The Paradox of Pleasure: Jean Vanier and the Growth of L'Arche - Carolyn Whitney-Brown
January 24, 2020 - You've Come A Long Way Baby! Or Have You? - Sheila Ager
February 14, 2020 - The God Beat: Writing about Religion in the 21st Century - Michael Enright
April 17, 2020 - Religion and Nationalism Refuse to Die: So Now What? - David Seljak
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
Waterloo Catholic District School Board
If you would like to join our mailing list to receive a hard copy of the Lectures in Catholic Experience brochure when published OR to receive email notifications of upcoming lectures in this series, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include "LCE Mailing List" in the subject line of your email.
An electronic copy of the series brochure will be posted on this web page when available.