Please join us for a very special and prayerful evening of reflection on the themes and practices of Lent. The evening begins in the Church with a Reconciliation Service that includes the opportunity for individual sacramental reconciliation.
You are then invited to join us for a light supper in the Hughes Hall. Following our meal, we are most pleased to welcome renowned biblical scholar, educator and author Sr. Dianne Bergant as she leads us through a thought provoking reflection on the Passion Story.
Sunday readings always provide a harvest of theological themes meant to nourish our minds and hearts. The readings for Palm Sunday are examples of this. Though ancient stories, they are always fresh; and though the contents are well-known, their meaning anything but prepackaged. The message of this day strengthens us for the sacred events that we will face during the coming week.
5:30-6:15 p.m. Reconciliation Service in the church.
6:15-7:00 p.m. Light Supper in Hughes Hall/
7:00-8:15 p.m. “Feasting on the Word” Reflections led by Sr. Dianne Bergant, C.S.A. in Hughes Hall.
No reservations are necessary for the Lenten Evening of Reflection.
Dianne Bergant, C.S.A., is a Sister of St. Agnes of Fond du Lac, WI, and the Carroll Stuhlmueller, C.P., Distinguished Professor Emerita of Old Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Marian College, Fond du Lac, Wis.; an M.A. and Ph.D. in Biblical Languages and Literature from St. Louis University.
Sr. Dianne also has served as President of the Catholic Biblical Association of America (2000-1) and has been an active member of the Chicago Catholic/Jewish Scholars Dialogue for the past thirty years. For more than twenty years, she was the Old Testament book reviewer of The Bible Today. She has taught and lectured in various places in the United States, as well as in South Africa and Namibia, Trinidad, England and Ireland, Kiribati, Philippines, Thailand, Mexico, Nicaragua, Rome, Australia and New Zealand.
She is currently working in the areas of biblical interpretation and biblical theology, particularly issues of peace, ecology, and feminism. Her most recent publication is A New Heaven, A New Earth, a study of various biblical passages from the perspective of integrity of creation, published by Orbis Press.