On May 7, 2015, director and founder of the Saint Benedict Forum, Dr. Jared Ortiz, was invited to give a lecture, “Raised to New Life: Grace and Divinization,” for a wonderful monthly lecture series, Authenticum, sponsored by Catechetical Foundations.
On Saturday, February 20, 2016, from 9:00-4:00, the Saint Benedict Forum hosted a Day of Study on the theme, “Homosexuality and Anthropology.” The study day consisted of four papers, each of which addressed the question, “What does the virtue of chastity mean for the gay person?” Joshua Gonnerman, Daniel Mattson, Eve Tushnet, and Daniel Keating […]
Many thanks to our friends in the Knights of Columbus Council #7115 (Saint John Neumann) who organized a pancake breakfast at St. Francis de Sales Church in Holland to benefit the Saint Benedict Forum. It was great to see so many of our friends, fellow parishioners, and students turn out to support our work. God […]
Sadly, due to the dangerous weather conditions, the trip to the March for Life was cancelled. Fortunately, we were not trapped on the PA Turnpike for 24 hours. Please pray for us as we continue to witness to a culture of life.
Thirty students attended an overnight retreat at beautiful Camp Geneva with famous retreat master and Hope alum, Fr. David Meconi, S.J. The retreat began with dinner on Friday, December 4, and went until noon on Saturday, December 5. There were inspirational talks, worship music with Joshua Banner, time for prayer, confession, resting in God, and […]
Dr. Anthony Esolen of Providence College lectured on “Liberal Arts and the Christian College in a Post-Christian World.” Dr. Esolen spoke of the rare and precious gift that only a Christian liberal arts college can bestow – an education with a heart.
On October 15, 2015, Duncan Stroik gave a fascinating lecture, entitled, “Architecture for the Poor.” He asked: What sort of architecture is appropriate for the poor? Should the buildings we construct for the disenfranchised express their poverty through economical materials, humble proportions, and functionalist interiors? Do beautiful, ornate churches disregard those who struggle for basic […]
On September 16, author and popular speaker, Dawn Eden, gave two talks on the campus of Hope College: “How Jesus’ Sacred Heart Healed My Memories” and “Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On”
The Saint Benedict Forum was pleased to welcome our friend Dr. Eduardo Echeverria, Professor of Philosophy and Systematic Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary who spoke on the topic of “Pope Francis’s Temptations: The Church in the Modern World” on Tuesday, September 29th, at Hope College in the Maas Conference Room (264 Columbia Ave). The […]
A blessing of dorm rooms? What’s that about…? Last year, the Saint Benedict Forum organized the first-ever blessing of dorm rooms on the campus of Hope College. The event was such a hit that it was brought back again this year. This year’s blessing of dorm rooms took place during the second week of school once students had time to settle in . . . and to give them an excuse to do some possibly needed housekeeping.
On July 8, Dr. Jared Ortiz was interviewed by Gus Lloyd on his show Seize the Day. He spoke on how he fell away from Catholicism and how God drew him back through books and people. The segment was broadcast on Sirius XM Radio’s channel 129, the Catholic Channel. Listen to the interview here.