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Live Examen from the Center of Ignatian Spirituality

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Pray the Examen Live! with the Center of Ignatian Spirituality this Friday, October 2, at 12:30 p.m. EST. Spend a few minutes prayerfully reflecting on the week and our relationship with God and creation.

The Season of Creation ends this coming weekend on the Feast of St. Francis (October 4). On Friday, Cecilia Calvo from the Jesuit Office of Justice and Ecology and Brenna Davis from the Ignatian Solidarity Network will join the Center of Ignatian Spirituality.

Calvo and Davis will offer a special Eco-Examen that asks us to reflect on our personal relationship with creation, acknowledge and amend our ways, and promote ecological justice by standing in solidarity with those most impacted by environmental harm.

At this Examen Live! event, pray with Creation in a physical way. Stream this live event on your phone from your backyard or nearby park. Or, bring a small piece of God’s beautiful creation inside with you — hold a flower, rock, plant or something that connects you physically to the natural world

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity

Physics Seminar: How to do a Big Nuclear Physics Experiment

The Canisius community is invited to join PHY104 for the Physics Department Seminar.  On Friday, October 2, David Lawrence, PhD, will present “How to Do a Big Nuclear Physics Experiment.”

Lawrence is a member of the Computational Sciences and Technology Division of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab), a Department of Energy national lab located in Newport News, VA.

JLab has a superconducting accelerator to produce electron beams to study the dynamics of the subatomic nucleus. Lawrence is part of the GLUEX experiment to search for exotic subatomic particles. He will describe how experiments are proposed, designed and implemented at a national lab.

The seminar will be broadcast remotely on October 2 at 2:10 p.m. For the Zoom invitation, please contact Michael Wood, PhD, chair of the Physics Department, at

Submitted by: Michael Wood, PhD., professor/chair, Physics

Georgetown University Presents a Discussion on Fratelli Tutti

Georgetown University’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life will present a discussion on Fratelli Tutti, Pope Francis’ new encyclical on human fraternity and solidarity. The event will take place Monday, October 5 at 12:30 p.m. EST. Register for the live-streamed event here.

On Saturday, October 3, Pope Francis will travel to Assisi to the tomb of St. Francis to pray and sign his new encyclical Fratelli Tutti.

On Sunday, October 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, his encyclical on human fraternity and social friendship will be released to the world.

On Monday, October 5, Georgetown University’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life will host a virtual Dahlgren Dialogue on the themes of the encyclical and Pope Francis’ call to recognize that we are all brothers and sisters, a call that is more important than ever during this time of a global pandemic, economic crises and a United States presidential election.

This Dahlgren Dialogue will begin and end with prayer from Dahlgren Chapel at Georgetown. A distinguished group of leaders will outline the major elements of the encyclical and discuss its implication and applications in this moment of multiple crises:

  • Cardinal Michael Czerny, SJ, is the under-secretary of the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and has served in Canada, Latin America, Africa and Rome.
  • Claire Giangravé is the Vatican correspondent for Religion News Service where she covers Pope Francis and the global Catholic Church. She has worked previously at Crux, Catholic News Service, PBS and MSNBC News.
  • Sr. Nancy Schreck, OSF, is the program director of Excel Inc. She is a former president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and a former vice-president and president of the Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque, Iowa.

Kim Daniels, associate director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, will moderate the conversation. Rev. Mark Bosco, SJ, vice president of Mission and Ministry at Georgetown, will lead the prayers.

These leaders will address:

  • What are the central themes of Fratelli Tutti?
  • Why did Pope Francis choose this time and this topic for his new encyclical?
  • Why is it called Fratelli Tutti, and why is that title generating controversy?
  • What are its implications in a global pandemic and economic crisis?
  • What are its applications in the United States, particularly a month before a major presidential election?

Dahlgren Dialogues, co-sponsored with the Georgetown Office of Mission and Ministry, are a series of substantive conversations with experienced leaders in the context of prayerful reflection on current topics at the intersection of faith and public life.​

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity