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  • Two Loves: An Interview with Scholar and World-Renowned Expert on Mysticism, Bernard McGinn

    Bernard McGinn spends most of his time with books. He rises at 7am, “not terribly early,” he says, works through the morning, and ends his scholarly research with a run to the library around 5pm. Before bed, he prefers reading books unrelated to his scholarship on mysticism. He enjoys reading novels or books on history. He has just finished reading a novel by the Irish writer Sebastian Barry and a historical account of railroad construction in the Florida Keys.

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  • Toward a Deeper Understanding of Things

    Catholic Scientists from Around the World Meet in Chicago To Discuss Origins of the Universe, Habitable Planets, and Human Language

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  • Joe Ricketts on "Building an Ignatian Retreat"

    Cubs Co-Owner Expounds Ignatian Spirituality

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  • Doctrine and Devotion Through an Artistic Lens

    Lumen Christi Sponsors Trip to Art Institute’s “Doctrine and Devotion” Exhibit 

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