The 2014 Zahm Lecture in American Catholic Education will take place on Thursday, September 11, at 7:15 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. Rev. Kevin G. Grove, C.S.C., will present “Memory, Desire and Searching for God.” His lecture is free and open to faculty, staff, students, and the public; refreshments will be served. The Zahm Lecture serves as the keynote for the University’s academic year.
Father Grove is a Gates Scholar and is studying philosophical theology at the University of Cambridge. Using resources from Scripture and the writings of St. Augustine, his presentation will explore two of the most important ways people attempt to describe how it is we can know and experience God: memory and desire. He is co-editor of The Cross, Our Only Hope, a collection of spiritual reflections of Holy Cross priests and brothers on their religious order, and is the author of You Have Redeemed the World and the recently published Basil Moreau: Essential Writings.
The Zahm Lecture in American Catholic Education was established in 1999 to honor Fr. John Zahm, C.S.C., an eminent Holy Cross priest/scientist of the late 19th and early 20th century. Zahm, superior of the Holy Cross in America when the University was founded in 1901, contributed counsel, money, and Holy Cross men to the nascent University. The Zahm lecture honors both his memory and the legacy of Holy Cross priests and brothers on The Bluff by addressing important issues surrounding American Catholic education.
For more information, please contact Karen Eifler, firstname.lastname@example.org, co-director of the Garaventa Center, which hosts the lecture.