2008 Lenten Lecture connects Lent to modern life

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Sydney, 23 January 2008: Australian Catholic University (ACU) invites members of the public to attend the 2008 Lenten Lecture, which will focus on reconnecting Lent to the modern life of Australia's five million Catholics.

The Lenten Lecture will be delivered by Reverend Dr Gerard Kelly at ACU's North Sydney (MacKillop) campus. In addition to being the President of the Catholic Institute of Sydney, Dr Kelly is also Deputy President of the Sydney College of Divinity, and a priest of the Archdiocese of Sydney.

“Ash Wednesday is a time to reflect on the meaning of Lent in contemporary Australia," said Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and International), Professor Peter Wilson. “This subject will be explored by Dr Kelly in an annual lecture which continues a long tradition in the life of the University."

“Dr Kelly is a highly engaging speaker with a strong ability to make his message relevant to today,” Professor Wilson added.  “I look forward to his lecture.”

What:     “To Keep a True Lent:  Finding a Place for an Ancient Practice in Contemporary Society” the 2008 Lenten Lecture  
               by Reverend Dr Gerard Kelly

When:     Ash Wednesday, 6 February 2008 at 6:30 pm

Where:    Leone Ryan Auditorium, Level 4, Carroll Building
               ACU - North Sydney Campus (MacKillop)
               40 Edward Street, North Sydney
               Parking is available on campus

All are welcome. A light supper will be served at the conclusion of the Lecture. RSVP (for catering purposes) to rsvp.vc@acu.edu.au by Friday 1 February.

Australian Catholic University (ACU) – established as Australia’s only Catholic, national, publicly funded university – is open to all. The University seeks to empower its students and staff with a strong sense of social responsibility and concern for the moral and ethical dimensions of their study and their professional and personal lives.