The Albacete Lecture on Faith and Culture
Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete, soul, mind and mentor of Crossroads, chaired its advisory board from its establishment in 2007 until he passed away on October 24, 2014. In order to honor his memory, to deepen his profound intuitions about the interaction of culture with religiosity and reason, and to follow his shining example of dialogue with people in various walks of life by meeting them at the level of human experience, Crossroads has established the “Albacete Lecture on Faith and Culture.” Our desire is for it to become an annual occasion and a meeting place, a “crossroads” where people who share a passion for knowledge may develop an understanding of why culture matters and where it finds its origin. And our wish is that the lecture may become, in time, a relevant cultural event for the city of New York.
2016 Albacete Lecture on Faith and Culture
The inaugural Albacete Lecture on Faith and Culture will occur on October 22, 2016 at the Sheen Center in New York City. It will be given by Dr. Remi Brague, professor emeritus of Arabic and religious philosophy at the Sorbonne, and Romano Guardini chair of philosophy (emeritus) at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
About this EventDate: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Location: The Sheen Center
18 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
About the SpeakerRémi Brague
Emeritus Professor of Medieval and Arabic Philosophy at La Sorbonne
Who is Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete?
Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete, theologian, columnist and lecturer, was a physicist by training. He held a degree in Space Science and Applied Physics as well as a Master’s Degree in Sacred Theology from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He also held a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas in Rome. He was a co-founder and a professor at the John Paul II Institute in Washington, DC. He taught at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, NY, and from 1996 to 1997 served as President of Catholic University of Puerto Rico in Ponce. He was the advisor on Hispanic Affairs to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for many years. He was the author of God at the Ritz: Attraction to Infinity (Crossroad Publishing Company), a book in which, as priest-physicist, he talks about science, sex, politics, and religion.