The Biblical Roots of Exorcism and Its Meaning for Ministry Today
Sep
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Biblical Roots of Exorcism and Its Meaning for Ministry Today

The Biblical Roots of Exorcism and Its Meaning for Ministry Today

Fr. Vincent P. Lampert, priest and Exorcist for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis

The Saint Benedict Institute is hosting Fr. Vincent P. Lampert, priest and Exorcist for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, who will speak on “The Biblical Roots of Exorcism and Its Meaning for Ministry Today,” on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Hope College in Holland. 

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What Can Catholics and Protestants Learn from One Another Today?
Oct
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

What Can Catholics and Protestants Learn from One Another Today?

What Can Catholics and Protestants Learn from One Another Today? A Conversation Upon the Occasion of the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

Dr. Jared Ortiz, Hope College

Most Reverend David J. Walkowiak, Bishop of the Diocese of Grand Rapids

Dr. Karin Maag, Calvin College

Dr. Ronald Feenstra, Calvin Theological Seminary

Hope College professor and Saint Benedict Institute executive director Jared Ortiz will join Bishop David J. Walkowiak, Dr. Karin Maag, and Dr. Ronald Feenstra to discuss Catholic-Protestant relations on the occasion of the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The event will be held Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the Calvin College Chapel at Calvin College in Grand Rapids. For more information, please visit www.saintbenedictinstitute.org and click on Calendar of Events.

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Is the Catholic Counter-Reformation Over?
Oct
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

Is the Catholic Counter-Reformation Over?

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Is the Catholic Counter-Reformation Over? (Reformation 500 Holland lecture series)

Dr. Eduardo Echeverria, Sacred Heart Seminary

The Saint Benedict Institute is co-sponsoring Dr. Eduardo Echeverria’s talk, “Is the Catholic Counter-Reformation Over?,” part of the Reformation 500 Holland lecture series. The talk will take place on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fourteenth Street Christian Reformed Church in Holland. For more information, please visit www.saintbenedictinstitute.org and click on Calendar of Events

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The Paradox of Freedom
Oct
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Paradox of Freedom

The Paradox of Freedom

Dr. Catherine Pakaluk, The Catholic University of America

The Saint Benedict Institute is offering a lecture, “The Paradox of Freedom,” to be given by Dr. Catherine Pakaluk, Assistant Professor of Economics at The Catholic University of America. Dr. Pakaluk will discuss the metaphysics of freedom in the Catholic tradition, establishing links to both Catholic Social Teaching and classical liberalism. The talk will take place on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Hope College in Holland.  

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Lecture: “Gold out of Egypt”: Christian Art and International Influences
Apr
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Lecture: “Gold out of Egypt”: Christian Art and International Influences

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The Saint Benedict Institute is offering, “‘Gold out of Egypt’: Christian Art and International Influences,” a lecture by artist Daniel Mitsui, on Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m. in the Fried-Hemenway Auditorium of the Martha Miller Center for Global Communication at Hope College.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The Apostles of Jesus were instructed to go teach all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. In every nation, Christianity has encountered a different culture, and worked to establish its own belief with it. Catholic artist Daniel Mitsui will discuss the ways in which the conflicts and concords between religions, cultures and nations are expressed in Christian religious art. 

Mitsui also will examine the ways, historically, in which Christian artists have claimed elements of Classical and Islamic art as their own; will argue the necessity of their continuing to seek inspiration from foreign art; and will discuss the dangers of treating the art of a single nation or culture as the basis of Christian aesthetic identity. 

Daniel Mitsui specializes in ink drawing and his meticulously detailed creations, done entirely by hand on paper or vellum, are held in collections worldwide. He is especially inspired by medieval illuminated manuscripts, panel paintings, prints and tapestries; as well as by the Arts & Crafts movement, biological illustration, Japanese woodblock prints and Persian art. Mitsui lives in Chicago with his wife and family. More of his work can be seen at www.danielmitsui.com.

The event is being co-sponsored by the Department of Religion at Hope College.

Martha Miller Center for Global Communication is located at 257 Columbia Ave., at the corner of Columbia and 10th streets.

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Film Screening of "Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism"
Jan
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Film Screening of "Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism"

The Saint Benedict Institute and Hope College Markets and Morality will host a free film screening of Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism, on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Hope College’s Knickerbocker Theater in downtown Holland.

The public is invited. Admission is free. Free concessions will be served. A lecture by Dr. Jonathan Pidluzny of Morehead State University will follow the screening.

Liberating a Continent, narrated by Jim Caviezel (Passion of the Christ, Person of Interest) and with original music by Joe Kraemer (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Jack Reacher), tells the incredible story of one man’s unwavering faith born of deep personal suffering, his steadfast defense of the dignity of the human person amidst the horrors of Nazi and Soviet Occupation, and his unyielding belief in the spiritual unity of Europe. Liberating a Continent portrays how these convictions toppled an empire and how they remain today the moral foundations for a prosperous and free Europe.

Liberating a Continent was honored with two Emmys at the 58th annual Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards.

The event is being co-sponsored by Hope College Campus Ministries, the Economics and Business, History, Political Science, and Religion departments; the International Studies Program, the Peace and Justice Minor and the Tocqueville Forum.

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The Catholic Priesthood: Why Is It Reserved to Men?
Jan
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Catholic Priesthood: Why Is It Reserved to Men?

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“The Catholic Priesthood: Why Is It Reserved to Men?”

Upcoming Talk and Catholic-Reformed Dialogue with Sister Sara Butler, M.S.B.T. , Ph.D., S.T.L., and Jim Brownson, Ph.D. (Western Theological Seminary) responding

The Catholic Church “has no authority to confer priestly ordination on women.” Such was the solemn declaration of Pope St. John Paul II and the beginning of the argument Sister Sara Butler will make at Hope College in a lecture on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 7 p.m. in Winants Auditorium in Graves Hall at Hope College. Sr. Sara Butler will argue that the unbroken tradition of the Catholic Church is not discrimination against women but related to the doctrine of Holy Orders as a sacrament.  Dr. Jim Brownson of Western Theological Seminary will provide a response.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

 Sister Sara Butler, M.S.B.T. , Ph.D., S.T.L. is Professor Emeritus of Dogmatic Theology at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, IL.  Sister Sara has served on the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission and the International Theological Commission (a papal appointment).  She is past president of the Academy of Catholic Theology and is currently a consultant to the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Doctrine Committee.  She is the author of many scholarly articles and of The Catholic Priesthood: A Guide to the Teaching of the Church (Hillenbrand Books, 2007).

Dr. Jim Brownson is the James and Jean Cook Professor of New Testament at Western Theological Seminary (Holland, MI), where he teaches courses on Scripture, church governance, and women's ordination. He’s the author of several books, including most recently Bible, Gender, Sexuality: Reframing the Church’s Debate on Same-Sex Relationships (Eerdmans, 2013). 

The event is being co-sponsored by Western Seminary and the Departments of Religion and Women's and Gender Studies at Hope College.

 

 

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Film Screening of Guadalupe: The Miracle and the Message
Dec
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

Film Screening of Guadalupe: The Miracle and the Message

The Saint Benedict Institute is proud to host a film screening of Guadalupe: The Miracle and the Message, on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 7 p.m. in Winants Auditorium, Graves Hall, Hope College.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

Guadalupe: The Miracle and the Message, narrated by famed actor Jim Caviezel, tells the story of the apparition of the Virgin Mary to Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin in 1531 and traces the history of this transformative event from the 16th century to the present. Featuring interviews with leading theologians, historians and experts on the scientific inquiries into the miraculous image, the film explores both the mysteries behind the image and the continued relevance of the Guadalupe apparition to the modern world.

For more information about the movie, visit the official film website.

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"Keeping Watch: An Advent Retreat" with Fr. David Meconi, S.J. (Students Only)
Dec
2
to Dec 3

"Keeping Watch: An Advent Retreat" with Fr. David Meconi, S.J. (Students Only)

This overnight retreat with famous retreat master and Hope alum Fr. David Meconi will center around talks on the interiority and stillness demanded to "keep watch" as Christ desires. You will be introduced to prayer in the Ignatian tradition, using your imagination and "applying the senses" to the scenes of sacred scripture, as well as how to make the Examination of Consciousness which St. Ignatius introduced to God's people and has been the mainstay of Christian prayer for centuries now.

December 2-3, Camp Geneva. Students only.
Email Dr. Jared Ortiz at jjortiz@hope.edu for more information.

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“Restoring Love to the Intellectual Life” with R.R. Reno
Nov
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

“Restoring Love to the Intellectual Life” with R.R. Reno

What does it mean to be an intellectual?  How about a Christian intellectual? The Saint Benedict Institute will be hosting R.R. Reno, editor and executive director of First Things, to speak on “Restoring Love to the Intellectual Life” on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall at Hope College (263 College Ave., between 10th and 12th streets). The public is invited. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.saintbenedictinstitute.org.

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"You Made Us for Yourself" Lecture and Book Release Celebration with Jared Ortiz
Oct
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

"You Made Us for Yourself" Lecture and Book Release Celebration with Jared Ortiz

“YOU MADE US FOR YOURSELF:
CREATION, WORSHIP, AND HUMAN DESTINY IN ST. AUGUSTINE”

UPCOMING TALK AND BOOK RELEASE PARTY WITH JARED ORTIZ, HOPE COLLEGE PROFESSOR AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE SAINT BENEDICT INSTITUTE

Dr. Jared Ortiz, who is a member of the Hope College religion faculty and executive director of the Saint Benedict Institute, will talk about his new book, “You Made Us for Yourself: Creation in St. Augustine’s Confessions,” on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Maas Center auditorium at Hope College.  Ortiz’s lecture, “You Made Us for Yourself: Creation, Worship, and Human Destiny in St. Augustine,” will explore Augustine's rich understanding of creation as God's gift of a beautifully ordered cosmos which is in dynamic motion back toward Him and whose destiny is to be transfigured through Christian worship.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

Jared Ortiz (Ph.D., The Catholic University of America) joined the Hope College faculty in 2012 as an assistant professor of religion. He teaches Catholic studies and is co-founder and Executive Director of the Saint Benedict Institute, the Catholic spiritual and intellectual center that serves Hope College. Ortiz teaches courses on the Incarnation, church history, Catholic Christianity, theological hermeneutics and early Christianity. His scholarship focuses on early Christian theology, especially St. Augustine. He also has scholarly interest in liturgy and Latin patristic thought. Ortiz’s book “You Made Us for Yourself: Creation in St. Augustine’s Confessions” was published with Fortress Press in April 2016.

The event is being co-sponsored by the Center for Ministry Studies and the Department of Religion at Hope College.

The Maas Center is located at 264 Columbia Ave., near the corner of Columbia Avenue and 10th Street.

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