As I sit down to reflect on all the events going on at the Hank Center this month, I am mesmerized by the snow flurries outside my office window. February brings us Lent as well, this sober time of prayer of the Church. Our programing this month seems to resonate with the pilgrimage of prayer and reflection that moves us toward Holy Week and Easter. Feb. 12 is our first Cardinal Newman Lecture. Dr. James Garbarino, the Maude C. Clarke Chair of Humanistic Psychology at LUC, offers his own intellectual pilgrimage of rediscovery, looking at how Catholic social thought might shed light on understanding trauma with his work on the human rights of children. A week later, Feb. 19, Dr. Mike Murphy, leads a scholarly discussion on the political and religious discourses in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. And on Feb. 27, we offer The Way, a film about modern day pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. We hope you can join us as we journey toward March and the celebration of Easter.
All good things,
Dr. Mark Bosco, S.J.
Director, The Joan and Bill Hank Center for the
Catholic Intellectual Heritage