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McGrath Institute for Church Life

Notre Dame Center for Liturgy

2013 Symposium

Beloved Children, Imitators of God:
Deification and the Sacraments of Initiation

June 17 - 20, 2013



The 2013 Symposium, focusing on the sacraments of initiation, explores how baptism, confirmation, and Eucharist transform us into beloved children, imitators of God (cf. Ephesians 5:1).  The central theological theme of the 2013 Symposium is deification, the process of sanctification in which human beings enter into the divine life.

Topics to be treated include the Trinitarian context of initiation; images of deification in baptismal and Eucharistic prayers; initiation and art; confirmation and deification; initiation and the sanctification of culture; and, the communion of saints.  Click here for schedule.

Changes for 2013 include the covering of every meal while at Symposium (through the University of Notre Dame dining hall system), as well as making golf carts available for those who need assistance with transportation.   

Those who register for the symposium will also have access to the pre-symposium course, which will include forum for conversations both before and after the symposium, as well as relevant readings to prepare for participation in the NDCL's 2013 event.   

Teachers include:

Kimberly Belcher, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Theology
St. John's School of Theology/Seminary, Collegeville, Minnesota

Hosffman Ospino, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Faculty Director for Hispanic MInistry Programs
Boston College, School of Theology and Ministry, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Maxwell Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor of Liturgical Studies
University of Notre Dame, Department of Theology, Notre Dame, Indiana

Robin Jensen, Ph.D.
Luce Chancellor's Professor of the History of Christian Art and Worship
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

Nicholas Denysenko, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Theological Studies
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California

Andrew Casad, M.T.S.
Director of Liturgy and the Catechumenate
St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Chapel Hill, NC
STEP Facilitator

Leonard DeLorenzo, M.A.
Director, Notre Dame Vision
Doctoral Student, Systematic Theology, University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN

Click here to register.