Christine McMillan, Communications & Events Director for Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, reported to Historic City News that Father Brian E. Daley, S.J. will be the featured speaker at this year’s Annual Augustinian Address.
The address is scheduled for Thursday, August 27 at 7:00 p.m. It is part of the Cathedral’s celebrations in observance of the Feast of Saint Augustine of Hippo, patron of the parish and city.
Fr. Daley is Catherine F. Huisking Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. He is an expert is historical theology and the study of the early Church, especially during the period from the fourth to the eighth centuries. A prolific writer, he has authored numerous articles as well as books. The latter include The Hope of the Early Church (1991), On the Dormition of Mary: Early Patristic Homilies (1997), and Gregory of Nanzianzus (published in 2006 as part of the Early Church Fathers series).
In addition to being on the faculty at Notre Dame, Fr. Daley presently serves as the executive secretary of the Orthodox-Roman Catholic Consultation in North America. He has served as president of the North American Patristic Society and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Early Christian Studies.
The Augustinian Lecture Series was begun in the year 2000 by Fr. Terry Morgan when he served as pastor of the Cathedral. The series brings leading Catholic scholars to speak on St. Augustine of Hippo and his theology as well as on the history of the Catholic Church in Florida, particularly in and around the City of St. Augustine.
This year’s lecture will be preceded by First Vespers for the Solemnity of Saint Augustine at 6:00 p.m. in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. All are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served following the lecture in the Bishop Baker Center located at 259 St. George Street.
The lecture series is made possible through a generous grant of the Cathedral’s Bell Tower Gift Shop.