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Lecture and Discussion

"Remembering the Dead: At the Intersection of George Floyd and All Souls' Day"
Presented by Kimberly Hope Belcher
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Ascension Commons at Aquinas Institute of Theology
23 South Spring Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108

Contemporary polarization along racial and political boundaries in the United States is often expressed in our remembrance of the dead, for example, in the aftermath of death at the hands of police and in contemporary Americans' evaluation of founder figures of the United States. Join us to learn how theological reflection on the monastic liturgies of All Saints' and All Souls' Day at St. John's Abbey in Collegeville and contemplation of the George Floyd Memorial in Minneapolis can guide a more honest and more unifying memory of our dead,

Speaker Bio
Kimberly Hope Belcher is Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, in Liturgical Studies. She uses phenomenology, postcolonial thought and ritual theory to study Christian worship and is active in U.S. Catholic-Protestant ecumenical dialogue. Her most recent book is Eucharist and Receptive Ecumenism: From Thanksgiving to Communion (Cambridge, 2020).


The 39th Annual Aquinas Lecture

"Revisiting Reasons Why Thomas Aquinas Is Important for Theological Ethics Today"
Presented by James F. Keenan, SJ
Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Aquinas Institute of Theology
23 South Spring Avenue
St. Louis, MO  63108

Speaker Bio
James F. Keenan, SJ, is Canisius Professor of Theology at Boston College, where he is Vice Provost for Global Engagement and Director of the Jesuit Institute.