Sharing the Faith—Catholic Education: From and For Faith

6:30pm Reception
7:00pm Presentation

On this feast day of St. Vincent de Paul, Dr. Thomas Groome opens  CWCIT’s new 2018-19 Spiritual Works of Mercy series, addressing the work of mercy of "sharing the faith," by examining the roots of and reasons for a Catholic education. Catholic education reflects and proposes the deep truths and values of the faith itself. With Jesus as the core and developing throughout the 2,000-year-old conversation between faith and culture we call the Catholic intellectual tradition, this faith foundation and purpose, as Groome explains, should permeate the whole curriculum of Catholic education.

About the Speaker
Thomas Groome is professor of theology and religious education in the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College. He is also the author of numerous books, including Catholic Spiritual Practices: A Treasury of Old & New and What Makes Us Catholic: Eight Gifts for Life.

About the Spiritual Works of Mercy
Acts of compassion, the Spiritual Works of Mercy guide us to do as Jesus did and help our neighbors in their times of spiritual and emotional need. Though sometimes worded differently, the seven spiritual works of mercy are

  • Share the faith (often worded as "instruct the ignorant").
  • Counsel the doubtful.
  • Admonish the sinner.
  • Comfort the afflicted.
  • Forgive offenses willingly.
  • Bear wrongs patiently.
  • Pray for the living and the dead.
Learn more about the spiritual works of mercy here. For a guide to prayerful reflection on the spiritual works of mercy, visit the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's website. And explore the parallel 7 corporal works of mercy, which focus on responding to the basic physical needs of our human family.


Please contact CWCIT at or 773.325.4158.


Parking at DePaul
Street parking (both free & metered) is sometimes available on campus, but there are also 2 parking garages available for visitors**:

~ Sheffield Parking Garage (2331 N. Sheffield Ave.)
~ Clifton Parking Deck (2330 N. Clifton Ave.)

**For a discounted rate, please ask for validation at the event's information table. Discounted rates are as follows:

Entrance before 4:00pm = $9.25
Entrance after 4:00pm = $7.25


(Photo credit: DePaul University/Jamie Moncrief)

Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Student Center (Lincoln Park), 314B
2250 N Sheffield Ave

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