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Love and Tenderness in Action: The Vision of Pope Francis

Vincent Smiles, Ph.D.

Pope Francis has urged the Church to become a model of compassionate love for the poor and for the earth. Our time together will be devoted to examining both the Scriptures and the science on which Francis relies in his pursuit of this vision.

Vincent Smiles, Ph. D.

Vincent Smiles, Ph.D., is a professor of Theology in the Department of Theology of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University. He graduated from Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary in 1975 with an M.A. in Theology and completed his Ph.D. at Fordham University in 1989. His major publications have been on the letters of Paul, but in recent years his research interests have also turned to the relationship between theology and science. His latest book, published by the Liturgical Press in 2011, is The Bible and Science: Longing for God in a Science-Dominated World.

Dates & Locations

Friday, March 5th, 11:00 am-3:00 pm - Saint John Vianney Parish, 5801 Oak Hill Drive, Omaha, NE 68137

Friday, March 10th, 8:30 am-1:00 pm - Emmaus Hall, 31802 County Road 159, Collegeville, MN 56321

Thursday, April 20th, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm - Saint Frances Cabrini Church, 1500 Franklin Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Friday, April 28th, 8:30 am-1:00 pm - Emmaus Hall, 31802 County Road 159, Collegeville, MN 56321

Theology Day is a chance for people in our communities who are seeking a deeper understanding of their faith and its place in their everyday lives to learn from and interact with the theologians of Saint John's School of Theology·Seminary. It offers a chance for these scholars to gain insights and grow in their faith, as well.

A typical Theology Day consists of registration and refreshments, followed by a period of conversation/presentation/lecture. The conversation then continues as participants are given a chance to continue their discussions with one another. Morning presentations at Emmaus Hall are followed by a complimentary lunch for all participants, and most evening sessions include refreshments.

There is no fee for Theology Day, but registration is required.  Free-will offerings and gifts to support the mission of the School of Theology·Seminary are gratefully accepted.

For more information, contact our Development Office at 320-363-3560 or [email protected].


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