News and Updates: December 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

Advent Resources for 2012

There are some wonderful new resources on the web for those looking for advent prayer and reflection materials.

The Jesuit Collaborative http://www.jesuit-collaborative.org/advent-resources

Here you will find podcasts and an online retreat to prepare you for advent.

Creighton University  http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/Advent/index.html

This site offers reflections, prayers, lectures and much more.

Loyola Press http://www.ignatianspirituality.com/advent/

Provides an online advent calendar, video reflections and many other materials.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-resources/advent/upload/advent-2012-calendar-print.pdf

The Bishop's site provide an advent calendar for the family.


All of us at the Graduate School of Religion and Religous Education wish you a peaceful and blessed Christmas and Advent.

Dr. Durka speaks at Istanbul Conference


GLORIA DURKA, PROFESSOR OF RELIGION EDUCATION, addressed the opening plenary session of the International Symposium on Values which was held in Istanbul, Turkey, November 16-18.  Her address at the opening session was entitled, “Teaching Values through Art.”  On the second day of the conference, she delivered a plenary address on “Religious Education and the Teaching of Values in a Post-modern World.”  The conference was attended by more than 300 teachers and professors of religious education from Turkey, England, Norway,  Germany, Australia, Iran, and the United States.