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OrdinationInvite_FINAL_rev(1)You Are Invited
Priestly Ordination of Rev. Deacon Sabatino Carnazzo
Sunday, May 1 @ 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
(This event will not be live broadcast)
Reception luncheon to follow the ordination. Please RSVP at
Holy Transfiguration Church Hall
8501 Lewinsville Road, McLean, VA 22102
LiftUpYourEyes_ThumbnailLift Up Your Eyes: Understanding the Transcendentals

Prof. David Clayton
Saturday, May 7 @ 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET
St. Agnes Church Hall
1910 North Randolph Street, Arlington, VA 22207

TonguesOfFire_Bramwell_thumbTongues of Fire: The Feast of Pentecost in Sacred Scripture with Compline

Rev. Bevil Bramwell, OMI
Sunday, May 15 @ 6:00 p.m. ET
Dinner included; lecture to begin @ 7:00 p.m. No RSVP required.
Holy Spirit Church Hall
8800 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA 22003

Understanding_Cuddeback_thumbUnderstanding Understanding: Objective Truth & Epistemological Relativism

Prof. John Cuddeback, Ph.D.
Tuesdays, May 17 and 24 @ 7:30 p.m. ET
St. Francis de Sales Church Hall
37730 St. Francis Court, Purcellville, VA 20132

LifeEverlasting_Marshner_thumbLife Everlasting, Amen: Eternal Life with the Angelic Doctor

Prof. William Marshner, S.T.D.
Thursdays, May 19 and 26 @ 7:30 p.m. ET
Holy Spirit Church Hall
8800 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA 22003

ControllingKingdom_Madan_thumbControlling the Kingdom: The Battle of Hastings & the Future of England

Prof. Rafael A. Madan, J.D.
Sunday, June 5 @ 7:00 p.m. ET
Holy Trinity Church Hall
8213 Linton Hall Road, Gainesville, VA 20155

SpeakingTruth_Bergman_thumbSophia Symposium Webinar
Speaking Truth to Power: The Martyrs & Saints of the British Isles
Rev. Eric Bergman
Thursdays, June 9 – July 21, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET
Free Admission; Registration Required
This course will be offered via webinar.
PrinciplesOfLiberty_Madan_thumbPrinciples of Liberty: A Study of the Magna Carta

Prof. Rafael A. Madan, J.D.
Sunday, June 12 @ 6:00 p.m. ET
Dinner included; lecture to begin @ 7:00 p.m. No RSVP required.
St. Ambrose Church Hall
3901 Woodburn Road, Annandale, VA 22003

Crusades_McGuire_thumbThe Crusades: At War for God

Prof. Brendan McGuire, Ph.D.
Tuesdays, June 14 and 21 @ 7:30 p.m. ET
St. John the Apostle Church Hall
101 Oakcrest Manor Drive, N.E., Leesburg, VA 20176

Indulgences_Marshner_thumbIndulgences, Relics & Rome: the Catholic Church & the Protestant Revolution

Prof. William Marshner, S.T.D.
Sunday, June 26 @ 7:00 p.m. ET
Our Lady of Hope Church Hall
46639 Algonkian Parkway, Potomac Falls, VA 20165

Independence_Cuddeback_thumbIndependence: A Catholic Critique of False Freedom

Prof. John Cuddeback, Ph.D.
Sunday, July 10 @ 6:00 p.m. ET
Dinner included; lecture to begin @ 7:00 p.m. No RSVP required.
St. Mary of Sorrows Church Hall
5222 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, VA 22032

Planned Events for 2016

  • Summer 2016:
    • Courage & Cowardice: The Rise & Fall of Catholicism in U.S. Political Life
    • Leisure: The Basis of Culture
    • False Dichotomy: Religious Belief & Public Morality
    • Christian Kenosis: Yoga, Zen & Transcendental Meditation
    • Converting the Heathen: St. Junipero Serra, a Model of Evangelization
    • Civil Disobedience: Catholic Principles of Political Participation
    • The Battle of Prayer: Struggle of the Spiritual Life
    • Pilgrimage to the California Missions