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The Cross and the Campus: Learn the Love of Christ This Lent

This spring, Catholics around the world will gather like every year to receive the ashes on Ash Wednesday. Why not also take the time to meditate and reflect deeply on the season of Lent in the weeks that follow?

The Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology (ICSST) is pleased to present its annual Lenten reflection series, “The Cross and the Campus: Learning the Love of Christ During Lent.” The Reverend Monsignor Joseph Reilly, STL, Ph.D., Rector/Dean, and Dianne Traflet, JD, STD, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Administration and Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology, will offer a reflection each weekday and on Saturday by e-mail from Wednesday March 2 to Thursday April 14.

This year’s series uses video divina, a slow, contemplative prayer that uses an image or artwork as a focal point. The emails will offer images of 40 campus sites from Seton Hall’s main campus in South Orange, New Jersey, inviting attendees to reflect on which parts of campus help us “learn the love of Christ.”

To register, please visit the Lenten Series registration page »

The ICSST Lenten Reflection Series brings together over 1,200 subscribers, including Seton Hall students, faculty, staff, administrators and other members of the surrounding community from near and far to join to a union of prayer and reflection during Lent.

Immaculate Conception Seminary is a house of formation for the Roman Catholic priesthood and Seton Hall University’s School of Theology. As a House of Formation, the Seminary offers men who are preparing for the priesthood the personal, academic, ministerial and spiritual formation essential to their conversion to Jesus Christ and their commitment to a life of service to the Church.

As a school of theology, the seminary provides a theological and philosophical foundation for men and women pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies; to prepare for ministries among the people of God; and various opportunities for continuing theological education.

The training of priests for the people of God has remained the constant objective of the Seminary, and the teachers of the Seminary – well-educated authors and scholars in their own fields – devote their time and energy to preparing these men for the priesthood in the middle of the challenges of the 21st century. The school also focuses on educating lay men and women in theology, permanent deacons, religious who are not studying for ordination, and already ordained priests – not only for them academically, but also for their personal, pastoral and spiritual formation. .