The Salesian Center for Faith and Culture will host the sixth annual Heritage Week at DeSales University, a series of events celebrating the legacy of St. Francis de Sales, patron of DeSales University.
All events are free and open to the public and run Sunday, January 23 through Thursday, January 27.
“Each year during Heritage Week we honor St. Francis de Sales and celebrate his lasting legacy and ongoing impact in today’s culture,” said the Rev. Thomas Dailey, OSFS, director of the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture.
The lineup of speakers and events for Heritage Week begins with the Mass of St. Francis de Sales with The Very Reverend James Greenfield, OSFS, who will serve as guest celebrant and homilist at 8 p.m., Sunday, January 23, in the Connelly Chapel at DeSales University in Center Valley Pa.
Monday, January 24, at 7:30 in the White Pavilion in the DeSales University Center, the Baranzano Society on Bioethics will present a public forum on “The Problem of Organ Transplantation” featuring Gilbert C. Meilander, Ph.D., Fellow of the Hastings Center on Bioethics & Public Policy, former member of the President’s Council on Bioethics and author.
Tuesday, January 25, we welcome New Jersey criminal defense attorney, David R. Oakley and from California’s Attorney General’s Office, Louis W. Karlin, Esq. to discuss “A Modern Guide to the Trial of Sir Thomas More” for our law & society seminar. This will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the White Pavilion in the DeSales University Center.
Wednesday, January 26, we celebrate the annual R. Wayne Kraft Memorial Lecture at 6 p.m. in the White Pavilion in the DeSales University Center with special guest Father Ian Ker, senior research fellow in theology, Oxford University (U.K.)
Thursday, January 27, the week closes on with our Town Hall discussion “From Labuda to Emmy…An Alumna’s Journey into Daytime Drama” with special guest Marnie Schulenburg, a DeSales graduate from the Class of 2006 who played Alison Stewart on As the World Turns, at 7:30 p.m. in the White Pavilion in the DeSales University Center.
For more information, contact the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture at DeSales University at 610-282-1100, ext. 1244 or visit us at www.desales.edu/salesian.
About the Salesian Center
Established in 2000, the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture’s mission is to promote the interaction of faith and culture, in a mutually beneficial engagement, through academic initiatives that focus on the authentic integration of social concerns and gospel values. The Salesian Center supports intellectual activity in research studies, dialogue events including public forums and lectures and partnership programs.
Press Release: Salesian Center to Host 6th Annual Heritage Week to Honor Patron Saint Francis de Sales | Posted on: 12/22/2010
For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive Director of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034
610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu