Homecoming at Penn

A Day of Celebration and Community

When: Saturday, Nov. 4th, various times

Where: Penn Newman Center, 3720 Chestnut St

 

Collegium Institute and Penn Newman cordially welcome Penn Alumni and families to our Homecoming celebrations on Saturday, November 4th with opportunities to discover anew the Catholic and scholarly community at Penn, both past and present.

Alumni Open House: 10 am

Start your day with a Meet & Greet of Penn Quakers and families over a light breakfast.

Vigil Mass: 5:30 pm | with a Wine + Cheese Reception following at 6:30 pm

Penn students invite alumni to join them for a Sunday Vigil mass at St. Agatha-St. James at 5:30, featuring the Newman student choir, followed by a Wine & Cheese reception with current students and Collegium’s new Theologian-in-Residence.

RSVP HERE

Any questions can be directed to Elizabeth Feeney (COL 2015): elife@sas.upenn.edu.


Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture

Founded by faculty, alumni, students, and friends of Penn, the Collegium Institute is an independent organization that seeks to enrich academic culture by sharing the intellectual fruits of the Catholic tradition with a mainstream audience, both secular and religious, and by supporting scholarship, teaching, and learning that engages across the disciplines.

The institute’s name, collegium, serves as a reminder that the pursuit of knowledge, which is the principal object of all universities, is a communal enterprise. Its flourishing depends upon its members working together to cultivate certain virtues of mind and character, such as humility, trust, honesty, justice, and the love of truth. By witnessing to these enduring virtues, the Collegium Institute aims to serve contemporary academia and become a vibrant center of learning within it.

Penn Newman Catholic Community

Our mission is to support, challenge, inspire and empower students, faculty and staff to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ on campus. We prepare Catholic leaders for service to the Church and world.

Seeing Reality:

Conversations in Science, Faith, and Philosophy

 

 

 

In June 2017, esteemed scientists across the academic disciplines joined Rev. Fr. Andrew Pinsent (Oxford University & Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion) in presentations on our place in the universe and the various methodological approaches we may take to answer such a question.  Audio of their lectures can be hear in full on Collegium’s new playlist, Seeing Reality. 

Lecturers include: Rev. Fr. Andrew Pinsent, Prof. Hans Halvorson (Princeton), Prof. Karin Öberg (Harvard), and Prof. Marie George (St. John’s University).

 

More information about the Magi Project: Religious Belief in the Era of Modern Astrophysics and recent initiatives,

please visit Here.

The Legacy of the Reformation After 500 Years

When: Wednesday, Oct. 25th, 12pm-1pm, with lunch reception to follow

Where: Wolf Auditorium, McNeil Center for Early American Studies

Co-sponsored by the Wolf Humanities Center, the Program for Research on Religion in Urban Civil Society (PRRUCS), Global Medieval Studies, the Department of History, and the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.  

To mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the Collegium Institute presents a keynote lecture by Carlos Eire, the T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale University and author of the recent monograph, Reformations (Yale, 2016). Professor Eire’s lecture will be followed by a comment from Professor Margo Todd, Walter H Annenberg Professor of History at Penn, and conclude with a luncheon reception.

 

Please RSVP HERE to reserve your seat for the lecture and luncheon.

Please direct any questions to elife@sas.upenn.edu.

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