Ways of Perfection and Devout Lives: Saintliness Across Traditions


Location: Morris Inn & Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

This Conference has been postponed at this time. For more information please write to Gabriel Reynolds (reynolds@nd.edu).

World Religions World Church Conference

March 29-31, 2020

University of Notre Dame

Christian tradition knows saintliness as a spiritual quality shared by believers by virtue of their closeness to God, marked for Christians by baptism and their mystical bond with God through Christ. In a special way, Christians venerate those saints whose lives of heroic virtue—for some leading to martyrdom—establish them both as models and intercessors for all those who seek intimacy with the divine. At this conference, we will explore how notions of saintliness are expressed in Christianity and other traditions and cultures. What might we learn from saintly people of various sorts about the journey toward holiness? How can the example of the saints encourage lives of friendship and virtue? These and other questions inspire this World Religions World Church conference at the University of Notre Dame. Speakers include Sister Helen Prejean, John Cavadini, and Catherine Cornille. Organized by Fr. Paul Kollman, CSC, and Gabriel Said Reynolds.


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