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The Most Reverend John McCarthy Lecture Series on the Catholic Church in the 21st Century

Please join St. Edward's University as we welcome Reverend Michael Patella, OSB, Professor of New Testament at Saint John's University, for his presentation, Igniting the Spiritual Imagination: The Saint John’s Bible in its Cultural Context. In his presentation, Father Patella will discuss the world of Catholic theology, art, and culture that arises from the images and text of The Saint John’s Bible. This lecture will keynote the “Year with The Saint John’s Bible” that St. Edward’s University is celebrating. The illuminated Bible will be on display at this event.

Reception immediately follows the lecture.
This event is free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend, the event will be live-streamed at
Questions? Contact Sherri Defesche at

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

St. Edward's University, Jones Global Event Center 3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704

Event Type

Fine Arts & Culture, Faith & Spirituality

Target Audience

Student, Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff


Arts & Culture


Free Admission

School of Arts and Humanities
Event Contact

Sherri Defesche at or 512-464-8871.


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