Immaculata University’s Campus Ministry is offering a series of presentations to celebrate the Canonization of two Catholic Popes. Pope John XXIII, who was Pope from 1958-1963, and Pope John Paul II, who was Pope from 1978-2005, the second longest-serving Pope in history, will be declared Saints on April 27, in Rome.
The presentation series, titled Two Popes, One Canonization: Celebrating the Lives of Saints John XXIII and John Paul II, will be held from 7:15 – 8:30 p.m. in Loyola Hall 127 on four consecutive Tuesdays. The following is the schedule for the presentations.
March 18: Pope John XXIII: The Saint of the Second Vatican Council
Father Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R., holder of the John Cardinal Krol chair of Moral Theology at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, will discuss the life and influence of Saint John XXIII.
March 25: Pope John Paul II: The Mystery of the Gift
Jim Rogers, MS, ATC, director of special projects for the Temple University Sports Medicine Center, will offer reflections on Gift and Mystery of the Body in light of medical science and Saint John Paul II’s teachings.
April 1: Pope John Paul II (Part I of three-hour TV movie)
In this epic three-hour TV mini-series from 2005, Jon Voight delivers an Emmy-nominated inspirational portrayal of the life and spiritual journey of Pope John Paul II.
April 8: Pope John Paul II (Part II of three-hour TV movie)
Continuation of the 2005 TV mini-series chronicling the life of Pope John Paul II
“This series highlights and celebrates these two extraordinary men who changed world history,” stated Father Christopher Rogers, chaplain and director of Campus Ministry at Immaculata University.
All presentations are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Father Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Immaculata University is a Catholic, comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.