Jay Phillips Center
The Jay Phillips Center is a collaborative enterprise of Saint John's University and the University of St. Thomas (MN), and it also serves the College of Saint Benedict. Its mission is to promote interfaith learning, friendship, and service among people of various religions. Please read our latest newsletter.
In Quest of the Jewish Mary: The Mother of Jesus in History, Theology, and Spirituality
Lecture by Sister M. Christine Athans, BVM, Ph.D.
Wednesday, February 12, 7:30 p.m., Quad 264, SJU
How did Mary, the mother of Jesus, portrayed in Sacred Scripture as a Jewish woman of the first century, evolve into the blond blue-eyed Nordic virgin whose statues still adorn many churches, classrooms, and homes? In this lecture, which will include a PowerPoint presentation of Marian art over the centuries, Sister Christine Athans will draw on her recently published In Quest of the Jewish Mary: The Mother of Jesus in History, Theology and Spirituality(Orbis Books, 2013) to explore historical, theological, and devotional approaches to Mary. Read more