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Experience the Meaning of Light and Darkness  

Light vs. DarkLight and darkness come alive at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology on Saturday, May 3.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the School will host “The Meaning of Light and Darkness in the Christian Spiritual Tradition,” an event that draws upon the lives and spirituality of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, St. John of the Cross and Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. Sponsored by the Institute for Christian Spirituality, this enlightening event will take place in Lewis Hall. The registration fee is $20 and includes lunch. In addition, Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Please R.S.V.P. to Deborah Kurus at (973) 313-6329 or at

The event will feature Reverend John Russell, O.Carm., and Dianne Traflet, S.T.D., J.D.

Father Russell presently serves as a professor of pastoral theology at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology. He is also the spiritual director for the Institute for Christian Spirituality. An expert on St. Thérèse of Lisieux, he has written extensively for such publications as Spiritual Life, America, Downside Review and Carmelus. He has numerous cassette programs published by Alba House Communications, including “Becoming Spiritually Mature,” “A Path to a Contemplative Heart” and “A Journey with St. Therese of Lisieux: Doctor of the Church.” 

Dr. Traflet is associate dean, assistant professor of pastoral theology, and the founder and co-director of the Institute for Christian Spirituality. She holds a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, an M.A. in Catholic Theology and Pastoral Ministry from The Institute of Advanced Studies of Catholic Doctrine, St. John’s University, and an S.T.L. and an S.T.D. from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (The Angelicum). She gives numerous lectures and retreats on Edith Stein and related topics in spirituality.

Categories: Campus Life , Faith and Service

For more information, please contact:

  • Deborah Kurus
  • (973) 313-6329
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