• Past Event Highlights

    Thank you for your interest in the Center for Dominican Studies' events. Please enjoy the videos and documents we've shared on this page. We hope you'll join us at a future event.

    Center Updates

    Read about the Center's 2012-2013 event: Center Wrap Up.

    How Can We Touch the Imagination of Our Contemporaries

    Presenter: Timothy Radcliffe, O.P., Ph.D.

    Please click here to watch the video of Father Radcliffe's presentation.

    Does Christianity Have Anything to Say about How We Should Love?

    Presenter: Timothy Radcliffe, O.P., Ph.D.

    This presentation was the first of the Center's four-part Spirituality Series. Please click here to watch the video of Father Radcliffe's presentation.

    Spirituality Series

    “Spirituality” in our time has many meanings. Someone is said to be “spiritual” who seeks new ways of finding and expressing God’s presence in his life. Another believes she is spiritual if she follows the doctrines and rules of her religion. Still another thinks himself “spiritual” who considers life itself a mystery requiring no “religious” explanation. During the Center for Dominican Studies' 2013 Spirituality Series, presenters explored several aspects of spirituality in our times through the lens of both peace and justice. They explored aspects of spirituality in our contemporary world. Provided below are links to each of our four Spirituality Series presentations. We hope you find them enlightening. 

    Spiritual but Not Religious: What's the meaning?

    Presenter: Alison Benders, J.D., ODU Professor of Theology

    This presentation was the first in the Center's four-part 2013 Spirituality Series. Please click here to watch the video of Dr. Benders' Sept. 26, 2013, presentation.

    Please click here to read Dr. Benders' presentation.

    Spirituality Only on Sunday: Is that all there is?

    Presenter: Sister Louis Mary Passeri, O.P., M.A., Dominican Sister of Peace

    This presentation was the second in the Center's four-part 2013 Spirituality Series. Please click here to watch the video of Sister Louis Mary Passeri's Oct. 10, 2013, presentation.

    Dominican Spirituality

    Presenter: Jay Jackson, M.A., O.P.A., ODU Adjunct Professor of Theology

    This presentation was the third in the Center's four-part 2013 Spirituality Series. Please select the title above to watch the video of Professor Jackson's Oct. 17, 2013, presentation.

    Spirituality in the Marketplace: Is it possible?

    Panelists: Dr. Julie Hart, ODU Associate Professor of Sociology; Dr. Ann Hall, ODU Professor of English; Jonathan Beshears, ODU Senior Accounting and Finance major

    This presentation was the fourth in the Center's four-part 2013 Spirituality Series. Please select the title above to watch the video of the panelists during their Oct. 24, 2013, presentation.

    Decoding the Vatican: Insights into All Things Vatican

    Presenter: John Thavis, 30-year Vatican correspondent and author of The New York Times bestseller, The Vatican Diaries. 

    Please select the title above to watch the video of John Thavis's presentation. 

    St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture 

    Reflections on Earth Justice: That We Might Live

    Presenter: Sister Sharon Zayac, O.P., Director of Jubilee Farm

    Please select the title above to watch the video of Sister Zayac's Jan. 23, 2014, presentation. 

    Immigration

    Presenters: Anton Flores, Eduardo Samaniego

    Please select the title above to watch the video of Mr. Flores and Mr. Samaniego's Feb. 3, 2014, presentation.

    The Death Penalty in Our Penal System

    Presenters: Father Neil Kookoothe and Joe D'Ambrosio

    Please select the title above to watch the video of Father Kookoothe and Mr. D'Ambrosio's March 18, 2014, presentation. 

    St. Catherine of Siena Lecture

    What We Have Seen, Heard and Touched with Our Hands

    Presenter: Father Brian Pierce, O.P.

    Please select the title above to watch the video of Father Pierce's April 2, 2014, presentation.

     

      

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Director

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    sternerm@ohiodominican.edu