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Divinity students bring unique experience with grief rituals during an era of extraordinary death

Feb. 7, 2022—Meg Wade, a second-year MDiv student, brings her passion for helping those in mourning process their grief as a “grief doula,” while George Schmidt, a second-year PhD student in theological studies, brings his experience as an military chaplain that was present at hundreds of burial ceremonies to assist next of kin at the Arlington National Cemetery. Both highlight contrasts as well as similarities in the way society ritualizes grief.

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On Care for Our Common Home

Jan. 20, 2016—On Thursday, June 18, 2015, Pope Francis released Laudato Si’, in English Praise Be to You: On Care for Our Common Home. This encyclical is the first to address the sweeping consequences of anthropogenic climate change, and it presents Pope Francis’ pastoral commitment to the integral flourishing of all life. Throughout this writing, Francis draws...

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Ministering to a Yup’ik Eskimo Community at Eastertime

May. 10, 2015—by Bruce Morrill, Edward A. Mallory Chair of Catholic Studies Back in 2000, while making the annual eight-day silent retreat required of us Jesuits, I found myself moved to offer pastoral service, as my schedule might allow, to Yup’ik Eskimo villages along the Bering Seacoast of Southwest Alaska. I had been a Jesuit (lay) volunteer...

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Feature: A Year in Photos part 1 (Fall 2013)

Apr. 23, 2014—The 2013-2014 school year is almost at an end and in true Vanderbilt University Divinity School fashion we want to reflect back on what a great year it was. This week we share highlights from the Fall semester. Next week, we share memorable moments from Spring semester.

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Friday Photos 2.21.14

Feb. 21, 2014—Bishop Joe Pennel opened the Community Breakfast with a prayer on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.  Professor Bruce Morrill presented “Evangelization and Social Justice: Fundamentals of Pope Francis’s Mission.”                           Visions: A Community Art Show opened on February 13, 2014 with a reception. Nineteen...

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