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  The Department of Theology & Religious Studies will host
a one-day Symposium on May 17th, 2012


This latest conference in the College’s McAuley series considers Pope Benedict’s initiative for the renewal of faith in Europe, under the auspices of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelisation, and its implications for Catholic Education in Ireland.  The Pope has said that the new Pontifical Council will “promote a renewed evangelisation” in countries where the Church has long existed “but which are living a progressive secularisation of society and a sort ‘eclipse of the sense of God’.”  Ireland now falls into this category, as even most recent events make clear.  The conference will explore realistic and imaginative strategies for implanting the new evangelisation in the Catholic Education context.

While considering Catholic Education broadly, the conference will be of particular interest, among others, to second-level teachers, principals, trustees and patrons.

Speakers Include:

Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President, Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelisation

Dr Gareth Byrne, Head of Religious Education at Mater Dei Institute of Education

Sr Marie Céline Clegg, Member of the Board of Directors of Loreto Education Trust and Le Chéile Schools Trust

Dr Kerry Greer, Lecturer Department of Psychology, Mary Immaculate College

Dr Ron Nuzzi, Director of the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program in the Alliance for the Catholic Education at the University of Notre Dame.


Places limited so early booking is advisable.  Click here for full programme details.

How do I get to the conference centre and what accommodation is available?  

If you wish to reserve a place please contact eileen.daly@mic.ul.ie or telephone 061 204962. 

Cost is €60 (includes lunch), cheques payable to Mary Immaculate College.




Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick, Tel:+35361 204300  V94VN26

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