13th Annual Heritage Week to Celebrate the Legacy of St. Francis de Sales

by Lore McFadden | Dec 07, 2017

Celebrate Heritage Week 2018

The Salesian Center for Faith & Culture will host the 13th annual Heritage Week at DeSales University, a series of events celebrating the legacy of St. Francis de Sales, patron of DeSales University. 

All events are free and open to the public and run Sunday, January 21 through Thursday, January 25. No tickets are required.

  • Sunday, January 21 | The Mass of St. Francis de Sales
    8:00 p.m. | Connelly Chapel 
    Our guest homilist will be The Most Reverend Alfred Schlert, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of the Diocese of Allentown.  
  • Monday, January 22 | Biomedical Ethics Forum
    7:00 p.m. | DeSales University Center
    Our special guest speaker is Yvonne Florczak-Seeman, author, anti-abortion activist, and educator. The topic of discussion will be "The Dignity of Woman, I Am Pro-Woman," recognizing the 45th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision of Roe v Wade. 
  • Tuesday, January 23 | Law & Society Forum
    7:00 p.m. | DeSales University Center
    We welcome Ellen M. Kraft, Esquire, active member of the Northampton County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.
  • Wednesday, January 24 | Town Hall on Social Communications
    7:00 p.m. | DeSales University Center
    Featuring Patrick  Novecosky, publicist, author, journalist, and communicator who will speak about "Finding Truth in a World of Fake News."
  • Thursday, January 25 | The R. Wayne and Joan Kraft Memorial Lecture
    8:00 p.m. | Desales University Center
    The week closes with our special guest Fr. Thomas Kevin Kraft, OP discussing the influence of St. Francis de Sales in the married spirituality of Elisabeth Leseur.

 For more information, contact the Salesian Center for Faith & Culture at DeSales University at 610. 282.1100 ext. 1244 or visit us at www.desales.edu/salesian

Established in 2000, the Salesian Center for Faith & Culture’s mission is to promote the interaction of faith and culture in a mutually beneficial engagement, through academic initiatives that focus on the authentic integration of social concerns and gospel values.  The Salesian Center supports intellectual activity in research studies, dialogue events including public forums and lectures and partnership programs.

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