I blogged last week about the terrific “speaker series”:http://www.sainttheresa.org/article.asp?ID=69 at Saint Theresa’s Catholic Church in Briarcliff Manor, which will kick off on Monday (Feb. 5) with the Rev. David Burrell.
Burrell, a philosphy professor at Notre Dame, has also served for two decades on the faculty of the Tantur Ecumenical Institute for Theological Studies in Jerusalem. At Saint Theresa’s, he will talk about “Peace-Making in the Holy Land: Lessons learned from living with Muslims, Christians and Jews.”
He supposed to give an “insider’s account” of what it’s like to try to work for peace in the Middle East.
Well, only three days later, on Thursday the 8th, there will be another lecture in Westchester on the Holy Land. Also by a pretty well-known Catholic priest.
Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, will speak at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers. His lecture: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Christianity and The Holy Land Today.”
Migliore (that’s him) has had a long career in Vatican diplomacy. He has represented the Vatican on issues related to the World Trade Organization, the European Union and the Middle East. He was also once in charge of relations with Asian countries that do not have formal relations to the Vatican (he traveled to Beijing, Hanoi and P’yongyang).
Both lectures are free and open to the public.
St. Theresa’s is located at 1394 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor. Check the “website”:http://www.sainttheresa.org/contact.asp for directions.
“St. JosephÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Seminary”:http://www.ny-archdiocese.org/seminary/st-josephs-seminary-dunwoodie/ is located at 201 Seminary Avenue, Yonkers. For information contact the seminaryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s development office at 914- 968-6200, ext. 8292.