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Catholic Colloquium Lecture Series

Catholic Colloquium Lecture Series

This lecture series, inaugurated in 2006, honors the responsibilities of a Catholic university to serve its students, faculty, staff and the broader Catholic and civic communities by providing opportunities to examine contemporary civic, religious and social questions in the light of a vibrant, socially committed faith. Speakers in this series also explore ideas and issues that foster the development of healthy, active spiritual lives.

All lectures are free and open to the public. The lecture is at 6:30 p.m. at the University's Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd Street in Butler Reception Room.

John F. Deane

John F. Deane

November 10, 2016

"Name and Nature Who Do You Say That I Am?"

John F. Deane will offer an overview of poetry in response to the person of Christ. Poets to be included in this talk are David Gascoyne, Denise Levertov, Adelia Prado, R.S. Thomas, George Herbert, Gerald Manley Hopkins and poems written by John F. Deane.

John F. Deane, Irish author of poetry and fiction collections, founded Poetry Ireland-the National Poetry Society–and the Poetry Ireland Review. He is the winner of several awards, including the O'Shaughnessy Award for Irish poetry and the Marten Toonder Award for Literature, as well as poetry prizes from Italy and Romania. Mr. Deane was elected Secretary-General of the European Academy of Poetry in 1996.

Past Speakers

Most Catholic Colloquium lectures (2006-present) are available in DVD format from the Robert and Mary Rita Murphy Stump Library at Saint Xavier University. Titles may be viewed at the Library website. DVDs may be borrowed for a week or viewed at the library.

To read more about past speakers, please visit our Past Speakers web page.

For More Information

For more information about the Catholic Colloquium Lecture Series, please contact the Office for Mission Integration and Mercy Heritage at 773-298-3809 or bruton@sxu.edu