Lay Enrichment Series

Spring 2019 Lay Enrichment Series at Notre Dame Seminary

Location: Notre Dame Seminary Pastoral Center
2901 S. Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118
Time: 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
Doors open at 6:15 PM

The Lay Enrichment Series at Notre Dame Seminary (LES@NDS) is a lecture series created to provide our community with an opportunity to continue their faith formation. LES@NDS is a free lecture series that is open to the public, but donations will graciously be accepted at the door to help cover the cost of the series.  For more information, please contact the MA office by phone at (504) 866-7426, ext. 742 or by email at

Download LES@NDS Flyer HERE.

Parenting in the 21st Century
Cory Howat, Executive Director at The Catholic Foundation
Wednesday, January 30th

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Unpacking the Virtue of Chastity: Human Vitae Meets Theology of the Body
Fr. Daniel McCaffrey, Director at Natural Family Planning Outreach
Wednesday, February 13th
Join us for an up-beat presentation on the virtue of chastity with a special reference to the married life as outlined in Humanae Vitae. Fr. McCaffrey’s talk will also touch on Saint Pope John Paul ll’s illuminating commentary Theology of the Body and discuss practical solutions on how to live a chaste Christian life.
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The “Conflict” Between Faith & Science: Real of “Fake” News
Dr. Rebecca Maloney, Academic Dean at Notre Dame Seminary
Wednesday, March 13th
Popular opinion would have one believe that faith and science are incompatible and even downright combative. Yet this has never been the message of the Church. Dr. Maloney will speak on the truths of faith and science to help us discover their complementarity.
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The Problem of Meaninglessness in Society Today: How Did We Get Here and How Can We Live a Life Full of Purpose?
Fr. Philip Powell, OP, Professor of Homiletics and Philosophy at Notre Dame Seminary
Wednesday, April 3rd
Fr. Powell will articulate why the current culture suffers from a lack of purpose and “existential dread” and present to us the Catholic worldview, which not only gives meaning to our lives but meaning to everything that exists. Come learn about the Catholic Synthesis as a solution to the current trend of nihilism.
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Learning to Read as Prayer Without Ceasing
Dr. Jennifer Heil, Professor of Literature at St. Joseph Seminary College
Wednesday, May 1st
Lectio Divina, the prayerful reading of Scripture, has a long-standing tradition in the Catholic Church, but we need not think of reflective reading as limited to the Bible alone. Drawing on the wisdom of great writers, this talk will outline both how they teach us to read better–whatever book we pick up–and how this deeper reading leads us to more loving and contemplative living.
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