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Serving the ‘peripheries’ is crucial, says JRS director

by Samantha Lin The Lay Centre welcomed Father Thomas Smolich, SJ, international director of Jesuit Refugee Service, for the final Vincent Pallotti Institute fall lecture Nov. 23. Father Smolich focused on the “peripheries in our cities,” namely the refugees and … Continue reading

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Jewish-Christian dialogue and the periphery

by Samantha Lin ROME — For the penultimate presentation of the Vincent Pallotti Institute’s fall series, The Lay Centre welcomed Rabbi Joseph Levi and Jesuit Father Philipp G. Renczes Nov. 16 for a discussion about Jewish-Christian dialogue. The presentation was … Continue reading

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On the Peripheries: Exploring paths to nuclear zero

By Samantha Lin ROME — From the interplanetary to the afterlife, the Vincent Pallotti Institute’s adult faith-formation series this autumn has dealt with the periphery in many unexpected ways. This past week was no different. The Lay Centre welcomed Professor … Continue reading

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The Last Periphery: Death?

By Samantha Lin ROME — Father Edmund Power, OSB, former abbot of the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, shared his reflections on death, purgatory, and the afterlife at The Lay Centre on 2 November, All Souls Day. His … Continue reading

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Scientific and planetary exploration is an act of worship

by Samantha Lin ROME — Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ, director of the Vatican Observatory, offered the second lecture of the Vincent Pallotti Institute’s autumn lecture series last week, titled “The Peripheries in the Sky.” Before joining the Society of Jesus, … Continue reading

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The “Peripheries” series continues

We are delighted that Abbot Edmund Power, OSB will join us for our third morning in the VPI Series “Peripheries in Our Lives”. Abbot Edmund served as Abbot of Saint Paul Outside the Walls from 2005-2015, and Prior at Sant’Anselm … Continue reading

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Vatican astronomer is next speaker in fall series

Church in the WorldBy Laura Ieraci ROME – Who better to lead the next lecture at The Lay Centre on the theme, “Peripheries in the Sky,” than a world-renowned astronomer, whose valuable contribution to his science was underlined by naming … Continue reading

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