Friday, April 26, 2013

End of year "friends of theology" gathering!

More information to come!

Wednesday, May 1
The Theology suite (SM 223d)
Snacks and relaxation
...and a toast to our graduating seniors!

The Works of Mercy in SMU graphic design

SMU senior and graphic arts major Caroline Stringer has crafted a number of digital art pieces based on the Spiritual and Corporal works of mercy.  They are being shown in the Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries on the Winona campus as part of the senior art show.  I encourage you to go see these art pieces in person--you may even consider buying one!  Her email may be found here, and her website here (but not live until May 3, 2013).

"The Spiritual Works of Mercy."  It is even more impressive close up; there is a lot of detail in this.

This is a photo mosaic of a number of individual stand alone pieces, most representing the corporal works of mercy in Matthew 25.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Celebration of Scholarship: Theology presentations

April 12, 2013.  See you there!

Saint Mary’s Hall Room 202

1. Brune, Lorelle. “Solidarity in the Social Theology of Pope John Paul II”
Project focuses on the development of solidarity as a principle in Catholic social thought, specifically through the theology of Pope John Paul II.

2. Pysh, Matthew. “Deacons and Sacraments”
Presentation discusses the role of deacons in the Early Church, Vatican II, and new theologies forming for deacons today, especially in terms of sacraments.

Saint Mary’s Hall Room 202

1. McNamara, Catherine. “The Historical Development and Function of a Roman Catholic Cardinal”
Paper focuses on how the role of Cardinal developed through time and addresses the importance of the Cardinal in the hierarchy within the institutional structure of the Church.

2. Boris, Michelle. “Sacred Secrets: The Seal of Confession in Ecclesial and Civil Law"
A theological exploration of ecclesial and civil law jurisprudence pertaining to the sacramental seal of Confession in the Roman Catholic tradition.

Also, one of our Theology minors is presenting in Philosophy:

Saint Mary’s Hall Room 134

1. Cooling, Hannah. “Freedom for the Human Person”
Argument: If man is working always for his betterment, found in objective good, then he will be more free the closer to objective perfection he gets.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Octave!

Christ Rescues Man from the Jaws of Death

And welcome back to SMU!