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Lenten Series...

Gerard Manly Hopkins: Four Wednesday mornings in lent Beauty’s self and beauty’s giver
God in the Poetry of Gerard Manly Hopkins - A Lenten series guided by Sr. Jo O’Donovan

The human-divine partnership is very much to the fore in the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins. His is a poetry of praise and struggle, and his voicing of the experience of God’s presence in Christ as at once ‘beauty’, ‘lightning and love,’ winter and war,’ and sometimes even gliding ‘lower than death and dark.’

In this Lenten period we will engage with Hopkins through a communal and shared reading of a selection of his poems. No prior experience of Hopkins is necessary. Texts of poems will be supplied.   Since the course will be a participative experience, applications will be limited to fifteen.   Admission free: donations invited to cover expenses.

Dates: Wednesday Mar 12th, 19th and 26th, and April 2nd: 11.AM – 12.30
Contact Sr. Jo at 087 973 1860


Mary Immaculate College: Department of Theology and Religious Studies. A public lecture series is being held here to celebrate Limerick City of Culture 2014.  It began on 30 January and ends on 10 April. There are some familiar figures among the speakers: I will speak on 13 March on “Celebrating the Psalter”, while Jessie Rogers will speak on 20 March on “Celebrating our faith in light and colour: stained glass windows in Limerick churches.  All lectures are held on Thursdays between 5 and 6 pm.  Admission is free.For more information contact Ms Deirdre Franklin at 061 204507 or Deirdre.franklin@mil.ul.ie

The full list can be seen by following the link beneath. http://www.mic.ul.ie/academicdepts/theology/Documents/Public%20Lecture%20Series%20PDF.pdf


Lenten evening lecture series at the DBI, Cecil St, Limerick  7.30pm Tuesdays 4 March-1 April

Lenten Talks 2014 - Understanding Our Faith Today

In 2012-2015 the world marks fifty years since the four sessions of the Second Vatican Council held in 1962-1965.  In lent this year, five friars from the Irish Dominican Province will speak at the Dominican Biblical Institute on themes of the Council, and relate them to the Church today.  All of the speakers in this series have lived their whole Dominican lives and carried out their studies in a Church already marked by the letter and the spirit of Vatican II.  This will bring to this series an aspect of reflection on these themes from within the post-Vatican II Church

4 March:  The Church through the eyes of Pope Francis: John Harris O.P.

11 March:  Scripture in the life of the Church Today: Seamus Tuohy O.P.

18 March: Lectio Divina : Reading the Scriptures Today:  Terence Crotty O.P.

25 March:  Canon Law: Do we need it?:  Joseph Dineen O.P.

1 April  Living Life to the Full: On Moral Theology and Human Dignity:  Alan O’Sullivan O.P.
Time: Tuesdays at 7.30 PM

Admission Free, Donations invited.