Hey Western Washington!

For those of you on the east side of Puget Sound there’s this:

Dear Friends of the Seattle G. K. Chesterton Society,

Just a reminder that you are invited to our fifth lecture of this season, this Thursday, April 15, at 7:30 pm in Conference Room 109, Otto Miller Hall on the campus of Seattle Pacific University. Otto Miller Hall is directly across Third Avenue West from the Royal Brougham Pavilion (see the campus map).

The full Events Calendar for our current season is available at our website.

We are pleased to present the following lecture:

Edith Stein on the Reconciliation of Faith and Reason
Michael F. Andrews
Dean, Matteo Ricci College
Director, Faith and the
Great Ideas Academic Program
Seattle University
Edith Stein was a German Jewish-born philosopher, a gifted phenomenologist and an ardent young atheist, as well as an artful interpreter of St. Thomas Aquinas and the Greek and medieval metaphysicians. After her conversion and baptism in the Catholic faith in 1922, she entered the Carmelite Order in Koln, Germany. After being smuggled to Echt, Holland, she was arrested by the Gestapo and sent to Auschwitz where, along with her sister Rosa, she was killed in a gas chamber in 1942. A sign of contradiction, she was declared a saint by Pope John Paul II in 1998. Who was Edith Stein? To what did her intellectual and spiritual life bear witness? Particularly, we will explore Stein’s description of the human person as a transcendent being that finds completion outside of oneself, an inexhaustible mystery ultimately destined to see God face to face.

Michael F. Andrews is the Dean of Matteo Ricci College, the Jesuit Humanities undergraduate college at Seattle University. He has written and lectured on Edith Stein, phenomenology, and the Catholic intellectual tradition in Europe and the United States. He is the Director of the Faith and the Great Ideas Academic Program at Seattle University and a former Senior Research Fellow at the Jesuit Historical Institute in Rome, Italy.

As always, pizza and refreshments will be served afterward. We look forward to seeing you there!

Yours faithfully,

The Seattle G. K.
Chesterton Society

Meanwhile, for those of you over on the Olympic Peninsula, I’ll be speaking at St. Gabriel parish in Port Orchard the same evening starting at 6:30. I’ll be finishing up the second part of a two part presentation on the Creed for the Archdiocese of Seattle. Don’t miss it if you can!

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