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Lenten Luncheon Series

Wednesday, Feb. 25, Noon
Africa Room

Each year the Division of Mission and Identity sponsors a LENTEN LUNCHEON SERIES, which focuses on different themes and points of reflection for the season of Lent.

This year's first Lenten Luncheon will be Wednesday, Feb. 25, at noon in the Africa Room. Fr. James Okoye C.S.Sp. will speak about his recent publication, The African American Catholic Youth Bible, and will briefly outline some challenges and features of this Bible. He will also discuss some African-American biblical perspectives and raise some questions for ongoing reflection and discussion.

If you are interested in joining us for a look at Catholicism from an African-American perspective, please contact Mary Beth Calorie at

Catholic Artistic Imagination Series

Thursday, Feb. 26  | 4 pm to 5:30 pm
Power Center Ballroom

Experiencing the Religious Music of J.S. Bach, Then and Now

The University community is invited to join Associate Professor of Musicianship Dr. Benjamin Binder for an afternoon of music and conversation. This session is part of the Catholic Artistic Imagination Series developed by the Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, which showcases the artistic and intellectual expertise of Duquesne faculty, staff and graduate students.

In this session, we'll reflect on the many differences between the musical, cultural and religious environments of Bach's 18th- century Germany and those of contemporary time. We'll also sample some recordings and videos of modern-day approaches to presenting Bach's religious music that deal with this historical divide in interesting and sometimes provocative ways.

Faculty, staff and graduate students are welcome to attend. Space is limited. Please RSVP by emailing Judi O'Brien at

Mark Your Calendars for Pittsburgh NOW - March 5, 2015

Join Bishop Zubik and others from the Diocese of Pittsburgh at this night of prayer, praise and Adoration. Hundreds of Catholics attended this event last December; register to secure your spot for our spring-time event. To learn more, visit the website here

Rosary with Bishop Zubik

Wednesday, Mar 11  |  9 pm
Chapel of the Holy Spirit

Please join us for an evening of praying the Rosary with Bishop David Zubik. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Knights of Columbus. For more information, please contact Knights of Columbus at

Alumni Retreat: Lent and My Relationships

Saturday, March 14

Spend a day on campus with Spiritan Campus Ministry and reflect on the meaning of the Lenten journey.

For more details and to RSVP visit

Contemplative Practice in Christianity and Hinduism:

A Day-Long Retreat with Russill Paul

Saturday, March 14  |  10 am to 5 pm
Africa Room, Duq Student Union

Learn about the contemplative tradition within Christianity by way of comparison to the Hindu tradition. This retreat will not only look towards the classic contemplatives of Christianity like St. Theresa of Avila and Meister Eckhart, but also to contemporary Christian teachers of contemplative practice such as Bede Griffiths and Thomas Keating. In addition, attendees will engage in contemplative practice by learning its basics and start to apply them in this workshop, learning to use chant to enter into the contemplative experience, participating in discussion and being part of a contemplative ritual. To register please visit calendar.html.

For more information please contact Christopher Molinari at

What is ALIVE?

ALIVE is a community of college students who gather once a month for Eucharistic adoration, faithful witness and fellowship to bring us closer to Christ and closer to each other. All are welcome to join in this experience, to open their hearts and to share their faith.

ALIVE Meetings:

Mondays, March 23 and April 20  | 8 pm
Chapel of the Holy Spirit