2018 Conference Schedule

Even Unto Death: Embracing the Love of the Cross


Friday, February 16


9:00-12:45 p.m.               Registration 

McKenna Hall

1:00 p.m.                              Welcoming Remarks

Auditorium                               Co-chairs, Edith Stein Project 2018


1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.            Invited Speaker

Auditorium                             Mary, Woman at the Foot of the Cross

        Sr. Ann Astell, University of Notre Dame


 2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.          Invited Speaker

                                                   Bringing Hope: The Theology of Ave Crux Spes Unica

Auditorium                              Fr. Kevin Grove, C.S.C., University of Notre Dame


4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.          Invited Speakers

Auditorium                               The Waiting is the Cross

                                                     Christina Jaloway, The Evangelista and ESP Co-Founder


Room 101-104                           Two Mothers' Gifts: The Sacrificial Love of Adoption

                                                  Suzy Younger, St. Joseph FertilityCare Center


5:15 p.m.                                 Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart


6:15 p.m.                                Pizza Dinner



7:00 p.m.                               Keynote Speaker

Auditorium                               The Cross: The Revelation of God’s Glory

         Sam Guzman, The Catholic Gentleman


8:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m.            Dessert Reception



Saturday, February 17


9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.   Submitted Papers


                                                   Auditorium                 Session 1

       Mariele Courtois, Whose Submission? Which Will?: Toward an Understanding of the Cross in Holy            

       Matrimony through the Feminism of Edith Stein

       John Michael Hogue, Desirous and Disciplined Freedom: Accepting Christ’s Invitation to Cruciform 


       Catherine Yanko, Cruciformity as Healing for Sexuality


       Room 101-104             Session 2

       Shaun Evans, Egoism from the Cross? Christianity’s Rejection of a Kantian Dichotomy

       Catherine Beigel, Self-Actualization in the Cross of Christ

       Colleen Halpin, What’s in a Name?: Edith Stein’s Search for Self-Knowledge through Prayer, Image,    

       and Saintly Companions”


        Room 112-114               Session 3

        Jacob Lindle, Eyes I Dare Not Meet in Dreams: St. Maximilian Kolbe in Auschwitz

        Christopher Damian, Birth through the Cross: Francis of Assisi, Asceticism, and Christian Love

        Bea Cuasay, Learning from the Life of Saint Theresa of Avila: On Love and Suffering


        Room 200                     Session 4

        Stephanie Reuter, Beauty Who Saves: Exploring Cruciform Love and Grotesque Beauty with

        Ratzinger, Balthasar, and O’Connor

        Ali Coffman, The Beauty of Suffering: Christian Aesthetics and the Poetry of Anna Kamienska

        Simon Brake, “I Have Lived Very Much More Than I Have Philosophized’: Invocations of Mysticism 

        in Edith Stein’s Later Thought

                                                        Room 210-214                 Session 5

      Allison Renouard, The Aescent to Love through Darkness: Understanding Edith Stein’s The Science of  

      the Cross through Lewis’ Mythic Interpretation of Divine Love

      Jillian Langford, Suffering, a Joyful Mystery

      Henry Christopherson, A Shared Cross: Fyodor Dostoevsky and Communal Suffering


10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.   Invited Speakers

Auditorium                           The Science of the Cross by Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

      Rev. Dr. John Sullivan, O.C.D., Washington Province of  Discalced Carmelite Friars



11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.    Invited Speakers          

Auditorium                           God Said "It is Good": A Practical Discussion of Identity, Sex, and Virtue

     Marriana Leach, The Culture Project

Room 100-104                      Man of God: Lessons for Young Men about Life, Sex, Friendship, Vocation, and Loving            

                                              with the Heart of Christ

     Fr. Terry Ehrman, C.S.C., University of Notre Dame


12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m.     Lunch

Atrium, Stinson-Remick Hall of Engineering


2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.      Invited Speakers

Auditorium                          The Cruciform Nature of Love

                                                Dr. Timothy O’Malley, University of Notre Dame. 


Room 101-104                      Cruciformity of the Family Life

     Madeline Running, University of Notre Dame

    The Glorious Freedom of the Children of God: The Cross of Religious Poverty as a Sign of                   


     Sr. Agnes Therese Davis, TOR., Franciscan Sisters of Penance of      the Sorrowful Mother



3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.       Keynote Speaker

Auditorium                           Beauty and the Cross

      Dr. Nathaniel Peters, Morningside Institute


5:00 p.m.                             Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart 

6:15 p.m.                                Closing Banquet

Lower Level