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Looking at Vatican II with Pope Francis' Eyes: Leadership and Spirituality

February 5, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

From the moment Pope Francis appeared on the balcony of St. Peter’s after his election, he caught the attention of the world and soon became acknowledged as one of the great leaders of our times. However, unlike his immediate predecessors he rarely speaks about Vatican II. Why? How, if at all, do his sometimes dramatic gestures relate to the council? The lecture will address such questions.

Co-sponsored by Religious Studies Department and Jesuit School of Theology

Bannan-John OMalleySJJohn W. O’Malley, S.J., is University Professor in the Theology Department at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. He is a correspondent for the Vatican’s Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences and holds a number of honorary degrees. In 2002 he received the lifetime achievement award from the Society for Italian Historical Studies, in 2005 the corresponding award from the Renaissance Society of America, and in 2012 the same award from the American Catholic Historical Association.

Please RSVP at www.scu.edu/ic/bannan.

About the Bannan Institute
Bannan Institutes are yearlong, thematic programs hosted by the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education at Santa Clara University. Each institute features a series of lectures, retreats, and events that address matters of significance within the Jesuit, Catholic Intellectual tradition and seek to foster an ethic of dialogue among persons of diverse philosophical and religious commitments.

Shaped by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the 2014-2015 Bannan Institute will explore the theme of Ignatian Leadership as a vocational practice, or a way of proceeding that seeks to affect personal and communal transformation.

All events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP at www.scu.edu/ic/bannan.

Winter 2015: Leadership and Faith
Discernment, Dialogue, and Freedom

This quarter’s lecture series will explore the role of faith within the practice of Ignatian leadership, engaging the foundational witness of Jesus, the leadership of Pope Francis, and the catalyzing examples of women and men with Ignatian vocations. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, we will also highlight the import and impact of interreligious dialogue and encounter in transforming and healing our world.


February 5, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
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