The keynote addresses from the symposium will be broadcast on Salt + Light TV and streamed online June 7-10 at 8pm & 12am ET / 5pm & 9pm PT
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington
Tuesday, June 7 | 8pm & 12am ET / 5pm & 9pm PT
Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, SJ, Archbishop of Ottawa, & the homily from Most Reverend Ronald Fabbro, CSB, Bishop of London
Wednesday, June 8th | 8pm & 12am ET / 5pm & 9pm PT
Mr. Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus
Thursday, June 9th | 8pm & 12am ET / 5pm & 9pm PT
Lectio Divina with Most Reverend Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto
Friday, June 10th | 8pm & 12am ET / 5pm & 9pm PT
Word of God: Light of Love - A Symposium on "Verbum Domini," co-sponsored by Regis College and Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation, was well received by over 200 participants on Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1, 2011.
The symposium explored Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation, Verbum Domini, the result of the October 2008 General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome, which was dedicated to “The Word of God in the Life and the Mission of the Church.”The exhortation is the most important document on the Bible in 45 years.
Leading church figures and theologians addressed Verbum Domini as both a scholarly work and a popular teaching instrument. Presenters included Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, the Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, SJ, Archbishop of Ottawa, the Most Reverend Ronald Fabbro, CSB, Bishop of London and Mr. Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus. The Most Reverend Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto led a closing “Lectio Divina” for the participants.
Theologians from Regis College, the Faculty of Theology of the University of St. Michael’s College, Saint Augustine’s Seminary and Wycliffe College participated in panels and led workshops. Several volumes of the Heritage Edition of the St. John’s Bible were exhibited throughout the symposium.
Regis College thanks everyone who made the Verbum Domini Symposium such a great success. It was a great consolation to all present to experience such close collaboration among the hierarchy, theologians, pastoral ministers and laity.
Symposium Presentations will be posted below as they become available.
Introduction of Cardinal Wuerl, Father Thomas Rosica, CSB
Word of God and the New Evangelization, His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl
The Church’s Mission: To Proclaim the Word of God to the World, Professor Margaret Lavin
Verbum Domini: A Response, Professor Scott Lewis, SJ
Thank you for two wonderful days... a blessing indeed, be well, happy, and peaceful...
Many, many thanks for an absolutely wonderful day! I was very moved by the presentations- academically sound and yet completely accessible the day was a well spring of knowledge that touched both the mind and the heart. Thank you for offering this day.
I just want to say that I really enjoyed the symposium. It was truly meaningful.
Many thanks to you... for the magnificent Symposium: Verbum Domini. The Word of the Lord deserved no less than the warmth we received. Will you please pass on my thanks to all those.. who contributed so effectively to the success of the event
It was a beautiful beginning to the symposium this evening. Looking forward to tomorrow.
Thank you for your communication. It’s me who is thanking you and Regis College. The symposium was most affirming for one who is in the ‘silver hair’ed stage of life yet just as needy as the college student in hearing our heartfelt beliefs affirmed. I thoroughly enjoyed every presentation. Thank you Regis, for being gracious hosts.
This is just a personal word of thanks and congratulations on a successful Symposium – the result of an enormous amount of work on the part of Salt + Light and Regis College! Thanks to your planning and organization the day went very well, and we participants were treated to key facets of Verbum Domini, the text, and Verbum Domini’s challenges to us the Christian people. We were enriched by the various view points and emphases of different speakers, and the strong faith perspective pervading the day. My one regret was not being able to bilocate so as to profit from all the workshops!
I found it exceeded my expectations and was among the many attendees who I'm sure benefitted from participation.
I would like to thank you and everybody concerned for the wonderful and inspiring symposium at Regis.
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