Wednesday evening, 29 March 2017, The Lay Centre welcomed 17 students from the Fondazione IES Roma. IES (International Education of Students) has its headquarters in Chicago and has study abroad programs is more than 30 global locations worldwide.
The students, who come from various Universities across the United States, are taking a course with Dr. Lori King entitled “Mystics, Philosophers, Saints and Sinners – Studies in the Roman Catholic Tradition.” The evening included am engaging talk by Dr. Donna Orsuto on, “Women in the Church, Then and Now,” as well as Mass and dinner followed by a talk on the reforms of Pope Francis by scholars Fr. Rocco D’Ambrosio and Dr. Emilce Cuda. The students enjoyed stimulating conversations with The Lay Centre residents, and it was a wonderful evening of intellectual and cultural exchange for everyone present.