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The Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage


About the Center

The Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage exists to help faculty and students recognize and research Roman Catholic thought and its link to all academic disciplines in the university. It also seeks to convey that thought to other audiences inside and outside Loyola University Chicago.

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Lunch with LUMA: Crossings and Dwellings: Restored Jesuits, Women Religious, American Experience, 1814-2014

Crossings and Dwellings is on view at LUMA through October 19. The exhibition commemorates both the 200th anniversary of the Restoration of the Society of Jesus (1814–2014) and a century of women’s education at Loyola-Mundelein (1914–2014). For more information, visit LUC.edu/crossings.

The Hank Center is now accepting applications for both Course Development Funding and Faculty Research Funding!

The Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage announces its annual call for applications for Faculty Research Funding and Course Development Funding. The purpose of these funding opportunities is to support scholarly research and course development in topics connected to Catholic thought and life in the arts, sciences, and professional education.

Catholicism in Dialogue Series Hinduism and Catholicism: Finding God in All Things

Prof. Francis X. Clooney, S.J. (Harvard Divinity School) will deliver the second annual Catholicism in Dialogue Series lecture this fall. The lecture, titled 'Hinduism and Catholicism: Finding God in All Things,' will bring these two traditions - Hinduism and Catholicism - together through the lens of the saints and mystics of each tradition who find God in all things.

Catholic Minds, Catholic Matters Letcure Series: Spirituality in the Public Square

Kerry Weber - Managing Editor of America Magazine and author of Mercy in the City: How to Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Visit the Imprisoned, and Keep Your Day Job - will be speaking at the Catholic Minds, Catholic Matters lecture series this fall on spirituality in the public square.

*mark (a one-man play by Hank Center Teilhard de Chardin Fellow George Drance, S.J.)

*mark (written and performed by George Drance, S.J. - Teilhard de Chardin Fellow in Catholic Studies for Fall 2014) is a one-man portrayal of the Gospel According to St. Mark, the oldest of the four gospels, originally performed out loud to give courage and hope to that quiet community of first-century rebels.

"Crossings and Dwellings" (October 16-18) Conference Registration

If you are planning on attending the "Crossings and Dwellings" conference this October, please click on the following link to register (registration is free) and to view accommodation options.

Fall Faculty Reading Group: The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea

The Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage would like to invite faculty from Loyola University Chicago to participate in our Fall 2014 Faculty Reading Group. This fall, we will be reading The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea.

The 2014 Teilhard de Chardin, S.J. Fellow: George Drance, S.J.

The Hank Center is pleased to announce that George Drance, S.J. (Theatre Department, Fordham University) will be joining us for the fall of 2014 as the inaugural holder of the Teilhard de Chardin, S.J. Fellowship.

Did you miss the Hank Center's panel discussion Habemus Papam +1?

The videos of the panel discussion Habemus Papam +1 are now available on the Hank Center's website. They are located in the right hand column of the homepage. Enjoy!

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The Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage
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