MarkForBlogMark your calendars…events are happening with the library in March!

Last year we ran a two-part “Soup and Substance Lenten Lecture Series,” and we are bringing it back again. These are presentations, with a soup and salad luncheon provided beforehand, given here at the seminary (put on by the library). The presentations feature different topics on back-to-back Thursdays in Lent. 
The first presentation is Thursday, March 15th, “Dr. Arthur Falls and the Heresy of the Mythical Body of Christ,” with presenter Lincoln Rice, a Ph.D. candidate in moral theology at Marquette University. He spoke last year at this same series on Dorothy Day, and has agreed to come back and talk about Dr. Arthur Falls, the main topic for his dissertation.

The second presentation, “You Mean We Can Eat Meat on Friday?: The 1966 Change in the Friday Abstinence Discipline,” will be March 22nd, presented by Fr. Steve Avella, history professor at Marquette University and an alumnae of Saint Francis de Sales Seminary. Fr. Avella has written several books on the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, including “In the Richness of the Earth: a History of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, 1843-1958.”

We would love to see everybody at these events. If you are planning to attend one or both of the presentations, we would ask that you let us know so that we have an accurate count for the food portion of the evening. For more information or to RSVP, please contact us at the library by email, through Facebook or by calling (414) 747-6479.

Now, if your Thursdays are free and you want another thing to do…the Thursday following these presentations, March 29th, there will be the bimonthly book discussion here at Salzmann Library. The book is “Diary of a Country Priest” by George Bernanos.

As always, if you have any ideas and comments for things I could change, let me know. If you have any books that you have read or have read the books I mention, please leave a comment. We here at Salzmann also want to know what people are reading. Anything I can do to make this better I will strive my best to accomplish.

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