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Wed, Mar 20 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Mount St. Mary's Seminary and School of Theology
6616 Beechmont Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45230

Join Mount St. Mary’s Seminary & School of Theology (MTSM) for the 2024 Spring Lecture, on Wednesday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Bartlett Center at MTSM.

The lecture will be given by Sr. Ann Astell, a Schoenstatt Sister of Mary and Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. The title of the lecture is ‘Christ Within: The Art of the Tabernacle’.

The Book of Exodus details the building of the sanctuary that became God’s dwelling among the Israelites. The Temple planned by David and constructed by Solomon honored and renewed this mystery of God’s abiding presence. When Jesus later identified himself with the Temple, these and other related Old Testament passages enabled the early Christians to understand more profoundly the mysteries of Christ’s incarnation and Eucharistic self-offering. Housing the Holy One, the tabernacles in Catholic churches are works of visual art that reflect, express, and teach aspects of this two-fold Christology into which the liturgy draws the faithful ever anew.

The 2024 Spring Lecture is open to the public and admission is free.

About Sr. Ann Astell
Ann W. Astell is Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of six books, most recently Eating Beauty: The Eucharist and the Spiritual Arts of the Middle Ages (2006), and is now completing a monograph on hagiography and the Bible. She has been the recipient of an N.E.H. fellowship and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. She has edited eight collections of essays, most recently Saving Fear in Christian Spirituality (2020). Past President of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality and also of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion, she has published recently in Cistercian Studies Quarterly, Spiritus, Theological Studies, Marian Studies, and Religion and Literature.

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