Ad Extra - Vol. 2, n. 3: February/March 2013
by C.J. Renz, OP
Sr. Barbara Green, OP is currently leading a seven-session practical course on nonviolence sponsored by and with membership from those who are part of the Camaldolese community at Incarnation Monastery in Berkeley.
Fr. Bryan Kromholtz, OP will offer a lecture at the Aquinas Institute at Blackfriars Hall (Oxford, England) on Saturday, March 2, 2013 as part of the 8th Annual Aquinas Colloquium under the theme, “Teleology and Eschatology in Thomas Aquinas.” Fr. Bryan’s talk, one of four scheduled for the colloquium, is entitled: “Grace, Glory, and our God-Given Goal: Aquinas on Resurrection as Perfection of Corporeal Nature,” Other speakers include Jean Porter (Notre Dame), William Desmond (Katholieke University Lueven), and Paul Griffiths (Duke University Divinity School).
Fr. Bryan was also awarded the 2011 Charles Cardinal Journet Prize from the Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal at Ave Maria University (Florida) for his book On the Last Day: The Time of the Resurrection of the Dead According to Thomas Aquinas. He also participated at the Aquinas Center Symposium on “Thomism and the Future of Theology” held at the University January 26-27, 2013.
Fr. Hilary Martin, OP invited the Haiti Committee of St. Columba Parish (Oakland) to present an exhibition in Blackfriars Gallery of ironwork art from Haiti. Funds raised through the sale of the exhibited pieces will go to support the Hope for Haiti: Education project, which sponsors 170 Haitian students to attend school in Haiti.
Fr. Chris Renz, OP gave a Lenten workshop on Saturday, February 2, 2013, to the liturgical ministers at the Catholic Community of Pleasanton on the topic of “Whose Voice Are You Following this Lent?”
Fr. Augustine Thompson, OP has given several lectures recently in connection with the publication of his new book (Francis of Assisi: A New Biography). These include the Lumen Christi Institute in Chicago (January 24, 2013) and the Religious Studies and History Departments at Yale University (February 18, 2013).