Regis College

Date

Date of Event: 
Friday, February 24, 2017 to Saturday, February 25, 2017

Time

Where

Regis College, Solarium

100 Wellesley Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 2Z5

Contact Info

416-922-5474

eric.mabry@mail.utoronto.ca

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Dialectical Traditionalism Conference

Event Details

Co-Hosted by the Lonergan Centre at St. Paul University (Ottawa), The Lonergan Centre at Boston College, The Marquette Lonergan Project, and the Lonergan Research Institute (Toronto).

The Lonergan Research Institute (LRI) in Toronto will serve as the site for an international conference dedicated to increasing Lonergan’s “not numerous center.” This conference will be co-hosted by The Lonergan Centre at St. Paul University (Ottawa), The Lonergan Center at Boston College, The Marquette Lonergan Project, and The Lonergan Research Institute (Toronto). We have sought to make explicit the methodological parameters of Lonergan’s “not numerous center” (CWL 4: 245) through the notion of Dialectical Traditionalism (a phrase coined by our friends at Marquette).

Dialectical Traditionalism is a provisional name for a nascent mentality. It is ‘Traditional’ insofar as it acknowledges that we discover ourselves and our native situation(s) constituted in large part by a history of meanings and values. It is ‘Dialectical’ insofar as it exhorts us to give questions pride of place in our intellectual, moral, and political efforts. This questioning, however, is not merely a critical or even skeptical attitude towards the history in which we find ourselves. Rather, it is, yes, a willingness to call elements of the tradition or traditions that feed our moment into question, but it is also a dialectical openness to be called into question ourselves by these. Dialectical Traditionalism, in other words, is a mentality that calls for attention to one’s place in a history, intelligent appropriation of one’s tradition, reasonable judgments about its relative merits and liabilities, and responsible risk taking in thought and action. Dialectical Traditionalism asks us to refrain from valorizing the old simply because it is old or the new simply because it is new, but to instead carefully sift that to which should still say “yes” from that to which we must, if we would retain our intellectual and moral integrity, say “no.”

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The conference will begin at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, February 24 and conclude at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 25.  All papers will be presented in the Solarium of Regis College. See the commplete schedule by clicking on the Event Website Link above.

This event is free and open to the public, but if you are planning on joining us for the Saturday evening social (and we hope you will!), we ask that you make a contribution of $10.00.

To register or obtain a conference schedule, please send an email to Eric Mabry (eric.mabry@mail.utoronto.ca).  

If you are coming from out of town and are looking for a place to stay, we recommend the Holiday Inn on Bloor Street (280 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1V8).  This will situate you within easy walking distance of campus.

Date

Date of Event: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Time

Where

Regis College, St. Joseph's Chapel

100 Wellesley Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 2Z5

Contact Info

416-922-5474

inquiries@regiscollege.ca

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Royackers Lecture 2017 - The Challenge of Indigenous Spirituality

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Presented by Blair Stonechild, PhD (Professor of Indigenous Studies, First Nations University of Canada)

Truth and reconciliation includes a call for the decolonization of Indigenous spirituality. There is a need to acknowledge what has been suppressed in Indigenous beliefs systems and the reasons why this was done. Encouraged by Elders to respond, Dr. Stonechild wrote The Knowledge Seeker: Embracing Indigenous Spirituality. In the Royackers Lecture he will discuss the ontology and epistemology of Indigenous spirituality, and its implications for today’s society.

All are welcome and admission is free but pre-registration is requested. Please register here.

New President for Regis College Announced

The Governing Council and Chancellor of Regis College are pleased to announce the appointment of Fr. Thomas Worcester, S.J. as the new President of Regis College. Fr. Worcester is Professor of History at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. His specialty is early modern Europe; the Reformation; and religion and politics in seventeenth-century France. He will be joining the college this summer.

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Date

Date of Event: 
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Time

Where

Regis College

100 Wellesley Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 2Z5

Contact Info

416-922-5474 x 221

inquiries@regiscollege.ca

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Explore the richness of learning, spirituality and action for justice shared by the students and faculty of Regis College. A series of mini-lectures presented by faculty will probe the breadth of the Catholic theological tradition, the depth of Ignatian Spirituality and the value of each in action for re-creating horizons of hope in our troubled world. There will be opportunities to tour the College and have informal conversations with program directors, other faculty, and current students throughout the day.

The day's agenda can be found at the Event Website Link above or here.

Discover Regis College at the heart of the University of Toronto by pre-registering for the Open House today!

Admission is FREE. Pre-register online here or by calling 416-922-5474 x 221.

Date

Date of Event: 
Monday, March 6, 2017 to Monday, April 10, 2017

Time

Where

Regis College

100 Wellesley Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 2Z5

Contact Info

416-922-5474

inquiries@regiscollege.ca

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Faith Issues Today Five-Part Series -

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Presented by Michael Saver and based on the work of Parker J. Palmer, author of Let Your Life Speak and A Hidden Wholeness

This Lenten series invites you to self-reflection exploring your own experience of important themes of the inner life (change, giftedness, vocation, healing, integrity, paradox) using the Circle of Trust process originated by Parker J. Palmer. The process sets out a way to spiritually companion one other that is deeply caring and respectful.
Together, we will explore and practice the spiritual disciplines of presence, embracing silence, respectful deep listening, unconditional personal regard and the use of open, honest questions as a support to discernment. The process is completely invitational – participation is always at an individual’s comfort level.

For more information, please contact the facilitator, Michael Saver at michael.saver@rogers.com

PLEASE NOTE:  Enrollment is limited. Please pre-register here to guarantee your seat with a Visa or MasterCard. Series fee is $150.00.

Date

Date of Event: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Time

Where

Regis College

100 Wellesley Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 2Z5

Contact Info

416-922-5474

inquiries@regiscollege.ca

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Presented by Dr. Peter Bisson, S.J. (Provincial Superior of the Jesuits in English Canada)

In the 476 years since its founding, the Society of Jesus has convened only 35 general congregations. On October 2, 2016, General Congregation 36 convened in Rome. A general congregation is the supreme governing body of the Society of Jesus. 200 plus delegates from around the world attended the congregation. All nine Jesuit provincials from Canada and the U.S attended. Fr. Peter Bisson will describe the process, topics, and decisions made that will guide the Jesuits and the Church in the coming years.

The logo for GC 36 was inspired by Pope Francis’ message to the Jesuits on the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Society of Jesus. The pope urged Jesuits to discern in difficult times; to be receptive of and obedient to the will of God; and to row with him in the service of the church according to the call of Jesus to his disciples: “Put out into the deep.” On the GC36 logo, the IHS represents the Society’s boat in the church, and the waves represent the sea where Jesuits are invited to enter and row out into, toward frontiers. The cross represents the sail where the Spirit blows, helping the Society row. The flame above the cross represents “a fire that kindles other fires,” a link to the Jesuit charism.

PLEASE NOTE: Admission is FREE but enrollment is limited. Please pre-register here to guarantee your seat.