"WOW!", was the admiring opening comment of Lord (Chris) Patten, the University’s Chancellor, as he began chairing the discussion following this year’s Newman lecture given on 6 March by Professor Lisa Sowle Cahill. In his exclamation the Chancellor was summing up the warm acclamation accorded to Professor Cahill’s masterly presentation by a large appreciative audience.
The Master of Campion Hall, Rev'd, James Hanvey, SJ, will be giving a Lunchtime Talk in St Giles' Church, Oxford on the themes of 'Glimpses of the Divine: Some Personal Encounters, on Thursday 14th May at 12.30pm.
Rev'd Michael F. Suarez, SJ. is a University Professor and Director of Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. A Jesuit priest, Suarez is currently co-General Editor of The Collected Works of Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Editor-in-Chief of Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO). He is a Visiting Fellow at Campion Hall, the University of oxford.
Dr. Oriana Skylar Mastro, Campion Hall (Assistant Professor of Security Studies, Georgetown University), is giving a talk at the Oxford China Centre, St Hugh’s College on 14 May 2015 (1st seminar at 1-2:30pm). The subject is: ‘How China Ends Wars (1950-1979): Implications for Contemporary Flashpoints’
The Jesuit Novices are arriving on Sunday for a week at the Hall where they will be given several courses ranging from the Constitutions, Canon Law, Moral Theology and Jesuit history from members of the Community.
A Seminar was held on Thursday 5 March at Campion Hall given by Professor Lisa Sowle Cahill and Chaired by Dr Jennifer Cooper.
The topic of the Seminar was ‘Renogiating Aquinas : Catholic Feminist Ethics, Postmodernism, Realism, and Faith’
Rev'd James Hanvey, SJ found himself captivated by ‘Iñigo’, Jonathan Moore’s new play about the life of St Ignatius, now on stage at London’s White Bear Theatre. This intelligent production explores ‘that strange asymmetry between the life and the achievement’ of Ignatius, and in doing so it issues the audience with a subtle invitation to participate in the drama of divine presence.
'What Ignatius gives us is not a scholastic or academic theology; it is not a theory, but a theology that is lived and experienced. In this sense, too, our theology becomes a daily action, shaping and making our lives.' To celebrate the Feast of St Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, on 31 July, Rev'd James Hanvey, SJ exposes the theological vision manifested in the Spiritual Exercises and in Ignatius’s life.