Tea with the Jesuits introduces LUMA’s visitors to Jesuit intellectuals from the university and around the country. Guests will hear a lecture while enjoying complimentary tea and pastries.
Free with Museum Admission
RSVP recommended at least one day in advance to email@example.com or 312.915.7608.
Friday, April 19, 3:00 p.m.
Catholic Chaplains to the British Forces in World War I
Father Oliver P. Rafferty, S.J., will outline some of the complexities facing the Catholic Church in Ireland and Britain as it sought to minister to combatants during the Great War. Anti-Catholicism was pervasive in British society in the early 20th century, a sentiment exacerbated by the ill-fated attempt at revolution in Dublin at Easter 1916. Yet time and again the pastoral effectiveness of Catholic priests was praised by non-Catholics in contrast, unfairly, to the ministry of the clergy of other churches. Ultimately the experience of the war confirmed for the Church its role in ministering to those engaged in warfare despite the ambiguities arising from Christ's teaching on the matter of violence.
Friday, May 3, 3:00 p.m.
To Walk with People: Parish Life in Peru
Father Kevin Flaherty, S.J., Director of Jesuit Formation at Loyola, will discuss the history of a Jesuit-staffed urban parish in Lima, Peru. He will explore how pastoral and social ministry responded to the needs of an immigrant population, who came from the mountains to build neighborhoods in the Peruvian capital.