2024 De Margerie Lectures on Christian Reconciliation and Unity

 — Feb. 13, 202413 févr. 2024

A series of lectures and workshops given by Rev Dr Karen Petersen Finch were held January 24-27, 2024 in Saskatoon and Regina. The first lecture, held at Campion College at the University of Regina, was titled “Re-imagining Lay People as Stewards of Doctrine” and the second lecture, titled, “Doctrine as the Fuel for Renewal,” was held January 25th in Saskatoon at St. Thomas More College at the University of Saskatchewan. A workshop titled, “The Eucharist: Where is Jesus?” was held at Holy Spirit Parish in Saskatoon on Friday, January 26 and at Christ the King Parish in Regina on Saturday, January 27.

The basis of this year’s series was Karen’s book, “Grassroots Ecumenism” which “draws from her experience equipping everyday Christians to know their own Christian tradition more thoroughly and to engage thoughtfully with separated Christians down the street and around the corner.”

Rev Dr Karen Petersen Finch is an ecumenical theologian in the Reformed tradition who specializes in dialogue with Roman Catholic theology at the local, national, and international levels. Her book, Grassroots Ecumenism: The Way of Local Christian Reunion, is currently inspiring multilateral dialogue among lay people in the West Island of Montreal.

The De Margerie Lectures are named in honour of Fr Bernard de Margerie, a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon and founding director of the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism. He has dedicated his whole life in ministry to the promotion of Christian unity. The annual series was expanded in 2023 to offer lectures in both Regina and Saskatoon under the sponsorship of the Leslie and Irene Dubé Chair for Catholic Studies at St Thomas More College, the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, the Archdiocese of Regina, and Campion College. In 2024, the Saskatoon Theological Union and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon joined in sponsorship of the series.

The lectures were livestreamed and can be viewed on YouTube at:


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