Apr 15th, 2013 by Office Manager
Spiritual Classic Book Study for Adults – The Ladder of Divine Ascent
The group meets every Wednesday at 7:30pm, beginning April 17th.
The Ladder of Divine Ascent was the most widely used handbook of the ascetic life in the ancient Greek Church. It was written while the author St. John Climacus (c. 579-649) was abbot of the monastery of St. Catherine on Mount Sinai. The ascetical life is portrayed as a ladder which each aspirant must ascend, each step being a virtue to be acquired or a vice to be surrendered. Its thirty steps reflect the hidden life of Christ himself.
This is a continuation of the Philokalia Study group and will lead us into some of the more practical implications and application of the themes we discussed over the last three months. It will also allow us to touch upon new thematic aspects of the Eastern Christian hesychastic spirituality. For more information go to scholachristi.blogspot.com or contact Fr. David at email@example.com. The website for podcasts is www.philokalia.podbean.com
The books will be provided for $20.00.
Apr 12th, 2013 by Office Manager
Newman Legacy Lecture (see flier)
April 18, 2013
Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University
Did Mary Die? Newman on Sin, Death and Mary’s Mortality
Join distinguished theologian Dr. Paul Griffiths as he explores the writings of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman on Mary. Professor Griffiths finds a tension in Newman’s thought between his suggestion that Mary was assumed bodily into heaven without dying and his insistence that she did in fact die. As Dr. Griffiths explores this tension and attempts to resolve it, he will show the relevance of Newman’s thinking on this issue to a broader understanding of the relation between sin and death.
This Second Annual Newman Legacy Lecture is presented by the National Institute for Newman Studies.
About Dr. Paul J. Griffiths
Dr. Griffiths is the Warren Chair of Catholic Theology at Duke Divinity School and the influential author of many books, including Intellectual Appetite: A Theological Grammar and Song of Songs: A Commentary. He lectures and publishes widely on Catholic philosophical theology, religious diversity, early Christian thought and Buddhist thought.
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Apr 8th, 2013 by Office Manager
A group open to all.
Please join us as we discuss works of literature, spirituality, biography, popular theology and philosophy.
For more information, see www.facebook.com/CatholicBookClubPittsburgh
Apr 8th, 2013 by Office Manager
Location Change: Will now be held at the Newman Center Conference Room.
Enjoy an evening with fellow graduate students from the area as we challenge each other to consider and contemplate the Faith.
Fellowship, fun, beer, and food are all provided. (Mike Nugent at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Apr 5th, 2013 by Office Manager
All University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University graduating seniors and alumni are invited to the First Annual Baccalaureate Mass and Dinner. We will be celebrating the graduates of 2013 and recognizing Dr. Clareece Godt, a Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and a long time friend and volunteer of The Pittsburgh Oratory.
Mass will be offered at The Pittsburgh Oratory at 5:15pm.
A catered dinner will be served at 6:30pm at the Bigelow Conference and Reception Center at 4338 Bigelow Boulevard, Pgh, PA 15213.
A $30 free-will donation is requested from alumni and their guests. The cost for graduating seniors will be supported through these donations.
Please RSVP to Becca Marnell 412-681-3181 or email email@example.com