New Seminar in Political Philosophy, Announcement

On May 10, after compline which concludes at about 7:40 pm, a new seminar in Political Philosophy will convene, headed by David Alexander, reading through Ryszard Legutko’s The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies.  All interested persons are welcome to participate either by Skype or by attending in person.  Notes will be posted as they are composed, session by session.  The meeting on May 10 will look at the first two chapters.

Annual Lonergan Epiphany potluck luncheon, February 5

Dear friends, we will have our annual Epiphany potluck luncheon on Sunday February 5 at 12:15 pm, immediately after midday office which begins at 12:05 pm.  Please feel free to bring friends.  The more, the merrier.  We give thanks to God for all good things, most especially the gift of friendship.  with love to you all…

Requiem Memorial Mass for Paul Joseph Sweeney, Feb. 11, 2 pm

On February 11 at 2 pm, Fr. Chris Wyvil OSB will celebrate a memorial Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of our dear friend and fellow student and teacher, Paul Joseph Sweeney, who passed away earlier last month in December.  A reception will follow this Mass.  For those of you who would like to attend, please feel free to come to St. Anselm’s Abbey here in Washington which houses our Lonergan Institute.  The Mass will be celebrated in the monastic chapel of the abbey.

New Seminar: reading Stratford Caldecott’s Beauty for Truth’s Sake: On the Re-enchantment

Message from David Alexander: Our next book selection is Beauty for Truth’s Sake: On the Re-enchantment of Stratford Caldecott. I want to suggest everyone procure their copy and we meet for the first discussion on 1/25/2017. The reading for the discussion is the Introduction and the first chapter, pgs. 11- 36.

The book is short, about 150 pages. We could either meet once a month and cover two chapters per session or meet every two to three weeks and cover one chapter of the six chapters per session, whichever you would prefer. Perhaps it will be easier to decide after our first reading, judging from the content.