Sharing the Wisdom Lecture Series
Christopher Dawson and T.S. Eliot on Church and State”
Ben Lockerd (Professor of English, Grand Valley State University)
September 14th, 2012
The recipient of The Alumni Association of Grant Valley State University’s Outstanding Educator Award, Dr. Lockerd is the author of The Sacred Marriage: Psychic Integration in "The Faerie Queene" and Aethereal Rumours: T. S. Eliot's Physics and Poetics, as well as articles on Eliot and on Renaissance literature. He also wrote the introduction to a new edition of Russell Kirk’s book Eliot and His Age. He has served as president of the T. S. Eliot Society. A collection of essays edited by Professor Lockerd, Light Invisible: T. S. Eliot and Christian Tradition, is forthcoming in the near future.
“Bernardino de Sahagún's Psalmodia Christiana and Catholic Formation Among the Mexica in Sixteenth-Century New Spain”
Lorenzo Candelaria (Associate Professor of Musicology, University of Texas at Austin)
October 26th, 2012
Dr. Candelaria is a historian of Western
European art music in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. His research
focuses on Catholic music in sixteenth-century Spain and its subsequent impact
on devotional cultures in Latin America and the southwestern United States. An accomplished violinist and an active lecturer, Dr. Candaleria is also a prolific author. His
recent books include American Music: A Panorama (with Daniel
Kingman) and The Rosary Cantoral: Ritual and Social Design in a
Chantbook from Early Renaissance Toledo. He is currently writing a
book entitled Music in Mexican Catholicism.
21st-Century Genomic Medicine: the Catholic Contribution"
Fr. Kevin FitzGerald, SJ (Associate Professor and David Lauler Chair for Catholic Health Care Ethics, Georgetown University
February 1st, 2013
In addition to his positions at Georgetown, Father FitzGerald
is a member of the Center for Clinical Bioethics, the Advisory Board for
the Center for Infectious Disease (CID), and the Angiogenesis, Invasion,
Metastasis Program at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. His
research interests have included the investigation of abnormal gene regulation
in cancer and ethical issues in human genetics, including the ethical and
social ramifications of molecular genetics research. He is also a Jesuit priest
and an expert on ethical issues in personalized medicine, pharmacogenomics,
human cloning research, stem cell research, and genetic testing.
"Latinitas Ossium Carnes Multae"
Fr. Reginald Foster, OCD
April 19th, 2013
four successive pontificates, Fr. Foster was the chief Latinist for the
Holy See, and has had a hand in many of the most important documents published by the Vatican in the last forty years. A member of the Discalced Carmelites, he was a beloved
professor of Latin at the Gregorian University in Rome, where he taught thousands of students over a period of more than thirty years. Perhaps best known
for his "Latinitas Aestiva" (where he taught an intensive course of both written and spoken Latin), Fr. Foster is currently finishing
a series of books entitled Ossa Latinitatis, which is forthcoming this
All presentations are open to the public.