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Lent 2009

"Lent" in Anglo-Saxon means "Spring"

 Spring on McNichols

Lunch on your Lap during Lent

Background, Term One Conversations:

Mission Lunch Conversations at Lansing Reilly got started in term one with three lunches, each one focused on questions about UDM students.   As a set their content focused on UDM's mission to be student-centered.

Lenten Series, 2009

This Lent we are offering a four-part series that focuses on another part of the mission statement:  UDM's Catholic, Mercy, and Jesuit identity.  You can sign up for one of these or several or all.  Limit will be 30 for each.  Lunch served in the Lansing Reilly front parlor area beginning about 12:00 Noon. 
RSVP to Ruth Fichter: fichtere@udmercy.edu.

Tuesday March 3

    "Praying in the World"  John Staudenmaier, S.J. will talk and invite discussion about how to pray the news (of the world, the USA, the city, the university  etc.)    No reading.

Tuesday March 10

    "Companions in Mission:  Pluralism in Action"   Keynote at Loyola Marymount University February 2, 2009 by Fr. Adolfo Nicolás.   Adolfo Nicolás, Superior General of the Jesuits.  In this talk he explores the challenges of peer to peer pluralism on Jesuit university campuses.   I read the talk on the plane in late February and thought that a lot of UDM people might like to read and discuss it.   (PDF or Word)

Monday March 23

    "Wisdom, Dignity, and Justice:  Higher Education as a Work of Mercy"  Margaret Farley, Emeritus Professor of Theology and Yale University.   I heard Margaret present this at the 2006 Conference for Mercy Higher Education at Gwynedd-Mercy College.  Deeply insightful about the place of the Mercy Charism in a university setting.  (PDF or Word)

 Tuesday April 7  (Tuesday of Holy Week)

    "Praying the Days of Holy Week:  Grief, Kinship and Joy at the Heart of Prayer"  Staudenmaier again.  No reading.