Immaculata University Presents Lecture on Blessed John Henry Newman

Immaculata University´s Theology and Philosophy Departments are hosting "The Practical Holiness of Blessed John Henry Newman," a presentation in the Edith Stein Lecture Series, on Wednesday, October 12 in the Great Hall. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m., and Father Philip G. Bochanski, C.O., M.A., will begin the presentation at 7 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The presentation will focus on Blessed John Henry Newman´s intellectual and spiritual quest for truth. As a writer, preacher, counselor, educator, and pastor, "Newman´s personal faith commitment to ongoing transformation and his remarkable response to the call to holiness will stir our hearts," says Sister Judith Parsons, IHM, Ph.D., assistant professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy. The Edith Stein Lecture Series is an annual series in the spirit of Edith Stein, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, of the Order of Discalced Carmelites, celebrating the dialogue between faith and reason.

Father Philip Bochanski, a native of suburban Philadelphia, received an M.A. in theology from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and was ordained a priest in May 1999. In 2004, he joined the Philadelphia Congregation of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, a congregation of secular priests who live a stable community life without vows and dedicate themselves to the formation of the laity, especially young adults. Father Philip is the co-author and editor of two works on Philadelphia church history. He has also written a novena to the Holy Spirit and a number of articles on spirituality for The Bulletin.

Please RSVP by October 5 by calling 610-647-4400, ext. 3438, or e-mailing

Immaculata University is a residential, Catholic, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.


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