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For Immediate Release: April 5, 2013

Liturgical Author and Composer to Deliver Annual St. Catherine of Siena Lecture at Providence College

JJoncas.jpgProvidence, R.I. – Providence College will present its annual St. Catherine of Siena Lecture entitled, “I will not let you go, unless you bless me”: The Spiritual Journey in Catholic Imagination, on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 4:00 p.m., in Aquinas Hall Lounge, on campus. (1 Cunningham Square, Providence, R.I.)

The lecture will be delivered by Father Jan Michael Joncas, the Artist in Residence & Fellow of the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of Saint Thomas (Minneapolis, Minn.) where he also holds the post of Associate Professor of Catholic Studies & Theology.

The St. Catherine of Siena Lecture on Spirituality and the Frontiers of Evangelization is one of the four annual lectures presented by the Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies (CCDS) through the generosity of Edward J. Quinn, Jr. ’63, and his wife Kathleen Reilly Quinn.

Father Joncas studied at the University of Saint Thomas, the University of Notre Dame, and Pontificio Istituto Liturgico of Ateneo Sant’Anselmo. He is a prolific liturgical composer and author who has composed over twenty collections of liturgical music and who has written three books: The Catechism of the Catholic Church on Liturgy and Sacraments, Preaching the Rite of Christian Initiations, and From Sacred Song to Ritual Music.                                                                

The annual St. Catherine of Siena Lecture is designed to mark the April 29 feast day of St. Catherine of Siena, who was a 14th century tertiary of the Dominican Order, virgin, doctor of the Church, and one of the principal patrons of Europe.

This event is free and open to the public. A reception will immediately follow in the CCDS. For more information, contact (401) 865-2870.


Chrissy Centazzo
Public Affairs and Community Relations Coordinator
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