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Sixth Annual Monsignor James Cafone Memorial Lecture, Piazzas, Popes, Pasta: Notes from a Rome Sojourn  

Monsignor Cafone talking to studentsSeton Hall University's Department of Catholic Studies at is pleased to invite our community to the Sixth Annual Monsignor James Cafone Memorial Lecture, Piazzas, Popes, Pasta: Notes from a Rome Sojourn, featuring author Luanne D. Zurlo on Wednesday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m. via ZOOM (link below)

About The Lecture:

Have you ever wished you could go live somewhere else, even for a few months, to get a feel for how other people live? Have you ever wanted to immerse yourself in learning something new? Luanne Zurlo did just that and shares her experiences in Piazzas, Popes, and Pasta: Notes from a Rome Sojourn. Acting on inspiration from the Holy Spirit, Zurlo spent 4 months living in Rome and studying theology at the Angelicum Pontifical University. Her heartfelt and vivid descriptions put you in Rome with her as she admires the art, music and sights such as St. Peter's Basilica. Through her, you'll come to know the city that is the heart of the Catholic Church, while gathering valuable insights into our faith. Part memoir, part travelogue, and part religious reflection, this book will encourage you to open your heart to God's will, even when it seems risky, for the rewards of saying "yes" are unfathomable.

About the Speaker:

Luanne D. Zurlo is Executive Director and General Partner of Seton Education Partners leading the Brilla Charter School Network and El Camino afterschool Catholic faith program in the Bronx. Prior to joining, Luanne was an Assistant Professor at The Catholic University of America (CUA), teaching finance, Catholic Social Doctrine and education reform in developing countries. Luanne is a founding board member of the GIVEN Institute and currently serves on the boards of Christendom College, Educando, and the Program of Church Management (PCM) at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. Luanne lives in NYC and Falmouth, Maine.

The event is free and open to the public
The event is sponsored by: Priest Community, Campus Ministry, Catholic Studies Club, Center for Catholic Studies, Core Curriculum, and Department of Religion

All are welcome and invited, and admission is free. Below is the ZOOM information. If you need assistance, please contact Gloria Aroneo at

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About Catholic Studies:

The Catholic Studies program at Seton Hall University offers an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum for students of any creed who are interested in deepening their knowledge of Catholicism's rich intellectual tradition and living heritage. Combining the study of history, philosophy, theology, literature, art, sociology, and other disciplines, Catholic Studies focuses on the Church's dialogue with culture and encounter with the world. Students interested in Catholic Studies have the option to pursue a major, minor, or certificate that complements and enhances the university's other degree programs and fields of study. Over 20 years the academic program and its variegated activities have stayed true to and fulfilled the Catholic mission and vision of the University. For more information, please contact Dr. Gloria Aroneo at

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