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5:30 PM | Hope on Earth: The Sacraments of Jesus Christ

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Vanderbilt Medical School

A lecture by Fr. Dominic Langevin, OP (Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception)

Light Hall, Room 214

5:30 PM

Free and open to the public.

Event Description:

The Christian virtue of hope orients persons toward the God-given happiness promised in heaven: indeed, toward God himself. But how does this hope take shape in our lives now? This lecture will explore how the sacraments of Jesus Christ are means toward heavenly bliss. The Catholic sacraments are instruments of hope. Indeed, they give a taste of heaven on earth. The lecture will give special attention to how these Catholic realities apply to patients as well as to medical personnel in their professional and personal lives.

About the Speaker:
Fr. Dominic Langevin is an assistant professor of systematic theology at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC, and editor in chief of the journal The Thomist. He specializes in sacramental theology. He did his undergraduate studies at Yale University and his doctoral studies at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He entered the Order of Friars Preachers in 1998 and was ordained a priest in 2005. He was formerly assigned as a parochial vicar at St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish in Charlottesville, Virginia, serving the University of Virginia.