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Killeen Chair lecture series at St. Norbert College presents: "Ordo caritatis: The Ordering of Love in the 12th Century"

From St. Norbert College, October 1, 2007
by Jordan Vater,, (920) 403-3089

The Killeen Chair Series at St. Norbert College will present Bernard McGinn and "Ordo caritatis: The Ordering of Love in the 12th Century" on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. in Old St. Joseph Church at St. Norbert College. The event will begin with music at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Bernard McGinn is a Professor Emeritus at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago and is widely regarded as the greatest living authority on the history of Christian spirituality and mysticism. He serves as editor-in-chief of Paulist Press's "Classics of Western Spirituality" series, and is the author of 16 books. Throughout his career, McGinn has contributed fundamental insights concerning the medieval Christian spirituality out of which the Premonstratensians developed.

The Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy was established in 1984 to bring figures in the fields of theology and philosophy to the St. Norbert College campus. The Killeen Chair draws attention to the importance of theology and philosophy in a Catholic, liberal arts education and highlights the commitment of St. Norbert College to provide an education that is personally, intellectually and spiritually challenging. The Killeen Chair is an appropriate way of honoring Abbot Killeen's many contributions to St. Norbert College, the Norbertine Order and the wider community.

This event, co-sponsored by Killeen Chair, the Center for Norbertine Studies, and the Office of Mission and Heritage, offers a departure from the themed Killeen Chair lectures to coincide with St. Norbert College Heritage Days.

For more information, call the Killeen Chair at (920) 403-3919 or visit their web site at