The Department of Catholic Studies is pleased to present a lecture in
its Medieval Catholicism Lecture Series, entitled “And Just Who is this
Francis of Assisi?” The lecture will be presented by Seton Hall
University professor Fr. Gabriel B. Costa, Ph.D.
The lecture will be held on Thursday, April 25 at 4:00 p.m. in the Arts
& Sciences building, Nursing Room 102. This event is free of charge
and open to the public. Light refreshments to follow.
About the Lecture
Saint Francis of Assisi (Francesco Bernardone 1181?-1226) was a
historical personality whose fame has continued to grow among Christians
and Non-Christians alike. Through the centuries he has been associated
with the love of nature, including animals and gardens, ecology and
pacifism (the Peace Prayer bears his name). Francis was a reformer who
revolutionized the Christian experience. He combined spirituality,
poetry and mysticism with the common-sense experience of daily living.
In this presentation, the impact of Francis on our present age will be
discussed together with his specific contributions to Christian belief
and practice. Ample time for questions and discussion will be provided.
About the Lecturer
Fr. Gabriel B Costa Ph.D. was ordained to the priesthood for the
Archdiocese of Newark in 1979. He is a tenured Associate Professor in
the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Seton Hall
University and the United States Military Academy at West Point, New
York. He is an Adjunct Faculty member at the Immaculate Conception
Graduate School of Theology, and is the Minister to Priests for the
Archdiocese of Newark.
For more information please contact:
Dr. Ines Murzaku