Vatican's Cardinal Arinze Speaks at Assumption College April 15

His Eminence, Francis Cardinal Arinze, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship at the Vatican, will present a talk, "Liturgy and Our Spiritual Journey in Life," on April 15, at 7 p.m., in Hagan Campus Center Hall. Cardinal Arinze is the final speaker in the inaugural year of the Assumption College President's Lecture Series. This event is free and the public is invited.

An expert in catechesis, or religious formation, Cardinal Arinze will speak about the importance of the liturgy in the development of a spiritual life. He says that the communal celebration of the liturgy "opens one to the mystery of God and helps people find God within their lives." His message is that the liturgy is not just an individual expression of faith, but an expression of the life of the Church that nourishes the believer.

Cardinal Arinze, who was born in Nigeria, became the youngest Roman Catholic bishop in the world when he was ordained to the episcopate in 1965 at age 32. Pope John Paul II named him a cardinal in 1985. Among many other honors, Cardinal Arinze has received a gold medallion from the International Council of Christians and Jews for his outstanding achievements in inter-faith relations.

The President's Lecture Series at Assumption College is a public forum in which important ethical, spiritual and human issues are illuminated and examined within the Catholic intellectual tradition. Reservations are suggested for this event. For more information, contact Sandra Bousquet at or 508-767-7322.

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews