This symposium honors the work of theologian Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ and celebrates two recent events: the acquisition of Johnson's papers by the University of Notre Dame Archives and the publication of Heidi Schlumpf's biography Elizabeth Johnson: Questing for God(Liturgical Press, 2016).
In the first decades of the twentieth century, dozens of American Jesuits moved to Manila prepared to devote their lives to teaching and missionary work in the Philippines. Their saga—including conflicts and collaboration with Spanish Jesuits, colonial authorities, and Filipino nationalists—sharpens our understanding of global Catholicism in the twentieth century.…
Location: Browning Theater, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Author Colm Tóibín will speak about the story behind Brooklyn, his 2009 novel that was adapted into a film in 2015. The focus of his talk will be 20th-century Irish immigration to the United States, and the experience of exile and return to Ireland. After a screening of the film, Tóibín will answer questions from the audience.