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Professor publishes book on spiritual life according to Saint Paul

October 8, 2014 at 2:22 pm 0 comments

Saint Vincent College and Seminary professor Brother Elliott Maloney, O.S.B. recently published a book entitled “St. Paul: Master of the Spiritual Life ‘in Christ,’” intended to explain how Saint Paul would instruct people how to live in a religious way. Maloney has a 50-year history at Saint Vincent. He attended the college in 1964, and began his novitiate a year later in 1965. He now teaches courses in his specialty of New Testament studies each semester. During the fall semester, he teaches the synoptic gospels and in the spring he offers a course on the life and teachings of Saint Paul. Maloney now plans on using his newly-published book as course material. Maloney said he got the idea for the book by realizing that he “just didn’t see that people approached the spirituality of Saint Paul directly.” “Saint Paul is enormously rich in spirituality,” said Maloney, “so here’s what IRead More


March 18, 2014 at 12:04 am 0 comments

Fr. Maximilian Maxwell, along with Saint Vincent Campus Ministry, began a service across campus called Confessions on the Go, which will take place over the course of the 2014 Lenten calendar, from March 5 to April 17. Confessions on the Go will allow students to participate in the sacrament of penance, often called confession, in a convenient manner. The service is intended to work in conjunction with the hectic lifestyle of students, allowing them access to confession outside the designated confessional schedule and outside a confessional booth. Any priest wearing a purple stole on their person is designated to assist with the performance of the sacrament, if the weather permits. All students are welcome to participate. Emily Davis, junior history and theology major, said, “The fact that Campus Ministry has begun Confessions on the Go is a great opportunity to not only witness the school’s Catholic heritage, but also aRead More



March 17, 2014 at 11:55 pm 0 comments

March 2013 transformed Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a humble Cardinal from Buenos Aires, into the year’s biggest, most analyzed and widely followed religious figure. After Pope Benedict XVI unexpectedly resigned at the end of February 2013 due to “advanced age,” Bergoglio, who was known for his simplistic lifestyle, was elected as the 266th pope of the Catholic Church by the papal conclave after two days and five ballots of voting, according to the Washington Post. Patrick O’Reilly, junior marketing major and Campus Ministry volunteer, said his first impression of Pope Francis was that he was “pretty humble.” O’Reilly mentioned, “Immediately, [Pope Francis] was doing things in an unorthodox way. He didn’t wear the flashy outfits, he didn’t live in the home where the Pope typically does. He went against what the popular opinion would be of the Pope, which really shook things up. I thought that was a great thing.” UponRead More

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February 24, 2014 at 4:23 pm 0 comments

On February 18, Dr. Denis McNamara gave a lecture entitled “Shadow, Image and Reality: Church Architecture as Sacrament of Heaven.” The lecture was held in the Carey Center and hosted by the School of Humanities and Fine Arts, the Office of the Assistant to the President for Mission and the Saint Vincent Gallery. “Shadow, Image and Reality” was presented in conjunction with the Saint Vincent Gallery’s current exhibit, “Br. Cosmas Wolf, O.S.B.: Monk, Architect, Sculptor, Designer.” McNamara, who holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Virginia, is the current assistant director at the Liturgical Institute of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary and serves as a liturgical design consultant. He has also authored several books and articles. Academically, McNamara specializes in the theology of liturgical art and architecture, classicism and sacramental aesthetics. Br. Nathan Cochran, O.S.B., director of the Saint Vincent Gallery and curator ofRead More