Verbum Domini Symposium - Plenaries, Panels, Eucharist, Workshops, Closing Lectio Divina

Fri, 2011-04-01 13:00 - 21:00

Regis College and Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation will co-sponsor Word of God: Light of Love - A Symposium on "Verbum Domini," the Post Synodal Exhortation on the Word of God on Thursday March 31 and Friday April 1, 2011.

The symposium, which is offered at no cost, will be conducted at Regis College, the Jesuit School of Theology in the University of Toronto. The symposium explores Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation, Verbum Domini, the results 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 will address Verbum Domini as both a scholarly work and a popular teaching instrument. Presenters will include 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 will lead 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 will participate in panels and lead workshops. Several volumes of the Heritage Edition of the St. John’s Bible will be exhibited throughout the symposium.


To register for the free plenaries by Archbishop Prendergast and Carl Anderson, the panels, Eucharist with Bishop Ronald Fabbro, workshops and closing Lectio Divina with Archbiship Thomas Collins on Friday, April 1 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, please click here.

For more information, a complete schedule of the Symposium and to register for the free Opening Keynote by Cardinal Donald Wuerl on Thursday, March 31st, please click here.

If you experience difficulty registering online, please email or call 416-922-5474 x221. Seating is limited; please register is advance. The Symposium is presented free of charge. Free will donations will be accepted.

Individuals or organizations wishing to sponsor a coffee break or workshop are asked to contact Fr. Gordon Rixon, S.J. at - thank you.

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