The Aquinas Center, in honor of the recent canonization of St. Teresa of Calcutta and of AMU’s own “Year for Mother,” is hosting a conference on Mother Teresa and the Mystics: Toward a Renewal of Spiritual Theology.
Be sure to make your arrangements to attend the great line-up of talks that have been prepared.
Cost to attend: $35.00, Includes access to all talks, including the plenary addresses. Also included are snacks and coffee.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Grace Farley at 239-280-1629.
Friday, 10 February 2017
3:00-4:30 Concurrent Session I
5:00-6:30 Ralph Martin Keynote
Saturday, 11 February 2017
9:45-10:30 Light Breakfast
10:30-11:30 Michael Waldstein Address
12:00-1:00 Mark Miravalle Address
2:00-3:00 Fr. Matthew Lamb Address
3:00-4:30 Concurrent Session II
5:00-6:30 Fr. David Meconi, SJ Closing Address
Dr. Ralph Martin, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Michigan: “John of the Cross and Mother Teresa: The Truth About Dark Nights”
Fr. David Meconi, S.J., St. Louis University, Missouri: “Touching Jesus Today: The Mystical Body & Mother Teresa”
Dr. Mark Miravalle, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio: “Mother to Mother: The Mystical Intimacy of Mother Teresa with the Mother of God”
Dr. Michael Waldstein, Ave Maria University: “John Paul II & Mother Teresa as Father & Mother of a University”
Fr. Matthew Lamb, Ave Maria University: “Saint Teresa of Calcutta as a Witness to the Universality of God’s Love and of the Natural Law”
Dr. Susan Waldstein, Ave Maria University: “The Kenosis of Mother Teresa and Our Mother Mary”
Dr. Jeffrey P. Froula, Ave Maria University: “Nuns ‘Who Would Be Mary and Martha’: Action and Contemplation in Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity”
Mr. Kevin Clarke, Ave Maria University: “Darkness and Spiritual Ascent in Maximus the Confessor”
Dr. John Froula, Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, Minnesota: “Three Virtues Key to Active and Contemplative Contact with Christ”
Mr. Luke Arrendondo, Florida State University: “St. Teresa of Calcutta and the Unity of Catholic Social Teaching and Moral Theology”
Brandon L. Wanless, Ave Maria University: “Mother Teresa and the Pauline Mysticism of Living in Christ”
Matthew Kuhner, Ave Maria University: “The ‘Theological Existence’ of St. Teresa of Calcutta: On the Significance of Her Life and Work for the Discipline of Theology”
Jeremy Sienkiewicz, Assistant Professor of Theology, Benedictine College, Kansas: “Salvation in the Dark Holes: Dark Night as Salvific Eucharistization in St. Teresa of Calcutta”
Father Robert M. Garrity, JCL, STD, Assistant Professor of Theology, Ave Maria University: “Mother Teresa’s Mysticism: A Source for Theological Renewal”
Sr. Albert Marie Surmanksi, OP, Ave Maria University: “Hunger and Thirst: Catherine of Siena and Mother Teresa on Sharing Christ’s Suffering”
Jeremy Johnston, Ave Maria University: “To Lose One’s Self: Placing Mother Teresa’s Radical Self-Gift in the Mystical Tradition”
Taylor O’Neill, Ave Maria University: “Mother Teresa’s Dark Night, the Unitive Way, and the Witness of the Mystics”