The 2017 John Meagher Lecture

Please join us on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 for the 8th annual John Meagher Lecture, to be delivered by Dr. Michael Vertin. The lecture, entitled “Theology in the Church”, will take place at 7 p.m.  in Charbonnel  Lounge, 81 St. Mary St.

This lecture series was established in honour of Dr. John Meagher, Professor Emeritus of English, Study of Religion, and Theology at the University of St. Michael’s College. Dr. Meagher’s accomplishments include serving in the 1970s as Director of the Institute of Christian Thought, an M.A./Ph.D. program offered at St. Michael’s that was later incorporated into the Toronto School of Theology.

In a tribute offered at St. Michael’s College Council shortly after Dr. Meagher’s death in 2003, colleague Dr. Michael Vertin described his friend as “a stimulating, innovative, and broadly gifted teacher.”

The Meagher Lecture is designed both to pay tribute to that spirit as well as to help it continue to flourish in in our Faculty today.

Past Meagher Lectures

  • The Catholic University and the Unburdening of the Real World

    Rev. Dr. Mario D’Souza, C.S.B.

    Nov. 15, 2016

  • Between Church and University: The St. Michael’s Faculty of Theology at Sixty

    William H. Irwin, CSB

    Nov. 13, 2015

  • The Influence of Pope Francis on Catholic Bioethics

    Dr. Moira McQueen

    Nov. 14, 2014

  • “You Have Been Told What the Lord Requires”(Mic 6:8): The Biblical Demand for Justice

    Dr. John L. McLaughlin

    Nov. 15, 2013

  • Has Theology Become an Obsolete Distraction?

    Dr. Dennis P. O’Hara

    Nov. 16, 2012

  • New Heaven/ New Earth: On the Pasts and Futures of Theology

    Dr. Lee Cormie

    Nov. 25, 2011

  • Cosmic Consciousness and Christian Commitment Linking the Mysteries

    Dr. Mary Ellen Sheehan

    Oct. 1, 2010