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Villanova to Welcome Bryan Massingale, Unveil Augustine Painting at Black Catholic History Month Celebration
November 3 @ 7:00 pm
VILLANOVA, Pa.—As part of the celebration of Black Catholic History Month, Villanova University will welcome the Rev. Bryan Massingale, STD, one of the most distinguished voices in theological and social ethics, to deliver the 2022 Mother Mary Lange Lecture in Black Catholic Studies, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, in the John and Joan Mullen Center for the Performing Arts’ Topper Theatre. Following the lecture, University officials and the Dallas-based artist Vernon Adams will unveil the latter’s original 48 x 48 painting of St. Augustine as an African man. The portrait, titled An Unlikely Aquilegia: North African Saint of Hippo, was commissioned by the Office of the President.
The Lange Lecture is sponsored by the Office for Mission and Ministry, the Office of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Department of History. It is free and open to the public; however, tickets are required. Please RSVP at the Mother Mary Lange webpage. Those unable to attend are invited to watch it via live stream.