2017 Annual Lecture in Christian Ethics
The Salesianum Alumni Association welcomed Rev. Dennis J. Billy, C.Ss.R. on March 30, 2017 for his lecture, "The Silent Reader: Prayer as the Source of the Moral Life." The evening began with vespers in Christ King Chapel, followed by hors d'oeuvres and the presentation.
Fr. Billy said that prayer is essentially dialogical. Whether words are used (or not used), at its very heart it is nothing more than simply “talking with” or, better yet, “communing with” God. In the spiritual life, reading, talking, and praying were once all intimately connected. Today, they have become fragmented, separated from one another and desperately need to be brought back together. In this lecture, we will discover how prayer, when viewed as talking to God, reading his Word as it is inscribed in our hearts, written in the pages of Scripture, and embodied in the Person of Jesus Christ, the Word-made-flesh, can be viewed as the source of many things: communion with God, with others, with ourselves, and in a special and very particular way, the source of the moral life.
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The Lecture in Christian Ethics is supported by The Father Andrew Nelson Ethics Fund.