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An Evening with Fr. Donald Haggerty and Kathryn Jean Lopez

Presented by The Sheen Center and The National Review Institute

Friday, April 3, 2020 @ 7:00PM

What is prayer? Is it as vital to the soul as oxygen is to the body? How do you do it? How do you do it well? What does God speak? How can we really stop and listen?

Spend the Friday night before Holy Week preparing to go deeper in prayer during some of the holiest days of the year. Lent and the Triduum in a particular way should be a launching pad for an explosion of grace during Easter and Pentecost. What kind of time will you put into these days? Where will your heart and mind be?

Fr. Donald Haggerty of the St. Patrick’s Cathedral staff and author of a number books on spirituality including Conversion: Spiritual Insights Into an Essential Encounter with God and Contemplative Enigmas and Kathryn Jean Lopez, senior fellow at the National Review Institute and author of A Year with the Mystics: Visionary Wisdom for Daily Living will discuss all of these things and more with a little help from some of their favorite saints and holy ones.

Our lives and the world needs some silence and contemplation. Let tonight light or kindle a fire in your life and the lives of all you encounter in these coming days and for the rest of your life.

Fr. Donald Haggerty is a priest of the Archdiocese of New York serving at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. He has taught moral theology in Maryland, New York, and Ethiopia and has conducted numerous retreats for Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity. He is the author of Contemplative Provocations, Contemplative Hunger, Conversion, and Contemplative Enigmas all published by Ignatius Press.

Kathryn Jean Lopez is a senior fellow at the National Review Institute where she directs the Center for Religion, Culture, and Civil Society.  She is also editor-at-large of National Review magazine (where she has been on the editorial staff, including as editor of National Review Online, since 1997). She is published widely in Catholic and secular publications and is also a nationally syndicated columnist with Andrews McMeel Universal and author of A Year with the Mystics: Visionary Wisdom for Daily Living. She speaks frequently on faith in public life, virtue, and prayer.

She is also a columnist for Our Sunday Visitor’s Newsweekly and on the editorial advisory board of Angelus, where she contributes monthly essays and is co-author of the book, How to Defend the Faith without Raising Your Voice. She is also a contributor to recent books which include Women Who Pray: Eleven Catholic Women on the Power of Prayer and Mind, Heart, and Soul: Intellectuals and the Path to Rome.

Lopez currently serves as chair of Timothy Cardinal Dolan’s Pro-Life Commission in New York. At the opening Mass of the Year of Faith in Rome in October 2012, Pope Benedict XVI presented her with a message to women throughout the world.



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