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And Just Who is this Francis of Assisi?
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St. Francis of Assisi 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
(973) 275-2175


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