A Symposium on Silence and Sacred Space in the Modern World with the President and Professors of Wyoming Catholic College

Friday, March 10th - Saturday, March 11th

Eventbrite - "Silence And Sacred Space"

Friday and Saturday (March 10th and 11th), Wyoming Catholic College will be hosting a “Symposium on Silence and Sacred Space in the Modern World.” It will begin at 6PM on Friday, in St. Therese Hall at St. John Cantius Church, with a keynote address on the medieval cathedral. It will continue the next morning at 8:45, with a guided tour of three famous churches, followed by a catered Polish lunch at St. John Cantius and an afternoon of reflection and discussion. Don’t miss this opportunity to remove yourself from the chatter and distractions of the everyday world.

St. Therese Hall
St. John Cantius Church
825 N. Carpenter St.
Chicago, IL 60642

Friday, March 10th

6:00PM: Cocktails and light buffet supper in St. Therese’s Hall

7:00PM: Welcome, Dr. Virginia L. Arbery, Associate Professor of Humanities, Wyoming Catholic College

Introduction, Dr. Glenn C. Arbery, President, Wyoming Catholic College

7:10- 8:00PM: Dr. Jason Baxter, Our Ancient Inheritance: Silence, Contemplation, and the Medieval Cathedral       

8:00-8:30PM: Questions and Discussion

Saturday, March 11th

8:45AM: Bus Departure from the front of St. John Cantius for a guided Catholic Church Tour

St. James Chapel,modelled on Sainte Chapelle, Paris
St. Mary of the Angels, a “Polish Cathedral,” listed in the Nation’s Top 12 by FOX News
St. Hedwig, the Hidden Jewel of Bucktown

Noon: Lunch, Café, St. John Cantius (Registrants are asked to select the “Non-Catered Lunch” option, if bringing their own lunch.)

1:00-2:00PM: The Restoration of Silence: Three Case Studies
         The Lyric Moment—Dr. Glenn Arbery
         The Sacred and The Stones of the Abbey—Dr. Virginia Arbery
         Love in St. Bernard of Clairvaux—Miss Carolyn DeSalvo, Senior, Wyoming Catholic College

2-2:30PM: General Discussion led by Dr. Jason Baxter


2:45-3:45PM: Seminar break-out discussions in St. Therese Hall and the Classroom

3:45-4:00PM: Concluding Remarks—Faculty

4:00PM: Wine