Faith through the Ages

Have you ever asked, “What is faith?” The Catechism can provide a textbook definition, but what does faith look like and how is it lived? What do the saints, the Fathers and Doctors of the Church say about faith in their day? How do the lessons they learned apply to us today?

In announcing the Year of Faith, Pope Benedict XVI noted “decisive importance in this year is retracing the history of our faith, marked as it is by the unfathomable mystery of the interweaving of holiness and sin” (Porta Fidei 13). In response to this insight a series of talks has been organized by the graduates of the EPS program entitled “Faith Through the Ages”. This three-part lecture series will examine how the Faith was lived in various times throughout history, and how can we apply these lessons to our own time.

Each presentation will be held in two locations across the diocese. See the schedule below or print out the flyer (PDF). Light refreshments and fellowship will follow each presentation.

Presentation and Presenter Location, Date and Time
Faith in Sacred Scripture and the Early Church
Dr. Leroy Huizenga
University of Mary, Chair of the Dept. of Theology
St. Joseph’s, Devils Lake
Sunday, April 7 - 4 p.m.
 
St. Anthony of Padua, Fargo
Sunday, April 28 - 1 p.m.
   
Faith from the Middle Ages through the Reformation
Bishop John Folda
Bishop of the Diocese of Fargo
St. Catherine’s, Valley City
Tuesday, July 30 - 7 p.m.
 
St. Michael’s, Grand Forks
Wednesday, August 14 - 7 p.m.
   
Faith from the Reformation to Contemporary Times
Monsignor James Shea
University of Mary, President
St. Anthony of Padua, Fargo
Saturday, Oct. 19 - 7 p.m.
 
St. Joseph’s, Devils Lake
Sunday, Nov. 3 - 2 p.m.

A special “Thank You” to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in West Fargo, and the Knights of Columbus Councils in Devils Lake, Jamestown and Fargo for their financial support of this project.

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