The Landregan Lecture brings to the University of Dallas campus nationally prominent figures, whose area of expertise reflects the many interests that have animated University of Dallas alumnus Steven T. Landregan throughout his long, distinguished, and continuing career of service to the Catholic Church in North Texas.
Read a brief account of the first thirteen lectures in the series.
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Jesuit priest, New York Times bestselling author, journalist and culture editor of America magazine, Fr. James Martin will speak about joy and humor in spiritual life, which is the topic of his newest book, "Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life," published in October 2011. Martin is the author of several books including a best-selling memoir "My Life with the Saints", which received a 2007 Christopher Award, was named one of the "Best Books" of 2006 by Publishers Weekly and also received a first place award from the Catholic Press Association.
After working for years at the General Electric Co., Martin entered the Society of Jesus in 1988, and was ordained as a Catholic priest in 1999. During his service with the Jesuits, he worked in a hospice for the sick and dying with the Missionaries of Charity in Kingston, Jamaica, as part of an outreach program with street gang members in inner city Chicago and with the Jesuit Refugee Service in Nairobi, Kenya, where he helped East African refugees start small businesses.
If so, plan to attend the annual School of Ministry Alumni Reunion immediately preceding the Landregan Lecture at 6:00 pm in Catherine Hall. Join fellow alumni in fellowship as we recognize the winners of the Dei Verbum and Lumen Gentium distinguished alumni awards. Visit the SOM Alumni Reunion webpage for more information.
This book features a history of the first ten speeches of the Landregan Lecture Series. Several of the lectures are included in their entirety in the book. As Dr. Marti Jewell explains in the introduction of the book, "All the presenters have left a legacy of challenge, invitation, scholarship and enjoyment for those who have participated in the series. We celebrate and honor their work and the contributions made by Steve Landregan to the church in North Texas by publication of this book." The book, which is dedicated to Steve Landregan, was presented to Mr. Landregan at the twelfth annual Landregan Lecture on November 6, 2010.
The Landregan Lecture Series began more than ten years ago when Dallas deacons and others made substantial contributions to establish the fund.
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In 2011, the School of Ministry celebrated the thirteenth annual Landregan Lecture, which honors Steven T. Landregan, archivist, author, and former editor of the Texas Catholic. Previous speakers of the Landregan Lecture have included Br. Guy Consolmagno Consolmagno, S.J., Dr. Barbara Reid, Amy-Jill Levine, Dr. Miguel Diaz, John Allen, Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, Joseph Martos, Rev. Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J., Archbishop Michael Sheehan, R. Scott Appleby, Toni Craven, and Robert Barron. Visit this page to view past lectures.