Today: Philosophy and Theology Department’s Lecture Series

The Philosophy and Theology Department invites you to attend the first lecture in its annual Lecture Series, Tuesday, October 24 at 4 p.m. in the Heritage Room of the DeSales University Center. Dr. Rodney Howsare will offer a paper entitled “Flannery O’Connor and the City.” He describes his lecture as follows:

“Cities tend to signify the northernization or secularization of the South in the work of Flannery O’Connor. She described the South as ‘Christ-haunted,’ and the rest of America as on the path to secularistic nihilism. This lecture will discuss the role of the city in O’Connor’s fiction, primarily with regard to her two novels: Wise Blood and The Violent Bear it Away.

Please join us for this inaugural lecture of the 2017-2018 academic year. Refreshments provided.


Confessions Cancelled on 10/25

There will be no confessions at 7 p.m. in Connelly Chapel on Wednesday, Oct. 25If you would like to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, please contact Fr. Tim McIntire:

Regular Wednesday 7 p.m. Confessions will resume on Wednesday, November 1.


DeSales Faculty Book Authors Forum and Dessert Reception, 11/8

All faculty, staff, and students are invited to the Nov. 8 (3 p.m.) DeSales Faculty Authors Open Forum and Dessert Reception. Trexler Library is hosting the event in the Air Products Room on the second floor of the library.

We are honoring eight faculty members who have published a book within the last two years. For more information on our honorees and their books, please go to

The forum is co-sponsored by the Academic Affairs Oversight Committee and Trexler Library.