February 27, 2014
The University of Mary is honored to host the eminent Catholic scholar, George Weigel, as he unveils his newest book, "Roman Pilgrimage: The Station Churches," on Monday, March 3, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Instituto Maria Santissima Bambina, Via Paolo VI 21, located next to the colonnade of Piazza San Pietro.
"Roman Pilgrimage" (co-written by Elizabeth Lev; photography by Stephen Weigel) is, as Roger Kimball, editor of "The New Criterion," says, "part travelogue, part meditation on Lent and Easter, part art-history … as profound as it is beautiful."
Filled with rich texts and pictures, Weigel takes his readers on a spiritual pilgrimage to some of Rome's most venerable and beloved churches. The book's passages follow the hundreds of faithful priests, sisters, and laity as they walk the Roman cobblestones in faithful devotion during the Lenten season, visiting a new and unique station church each day to celebrate Mass and contemplate Christ's Passion.
"For those who have never had the joy of experiencing in person this profound annual Lenten and Easter devotion, the beautiful images and meditative passages in George Weigel's book will be a marvelous gift, carrying them to the streets of Rome and into its treasury of churches," said Monsignor James Shea, President of the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D. "What an enormous opportunity for our students studying at our Rome campus! This will have a profound impact on them knowing they will meet and visit with the man whose works they read most frequently - one of the world's leading scholars and authors on the Catholic faith."
George Weigel is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., where he holds the William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies.
Elizabeth Lev teaches art history at Duquesne University's Italian campus and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome.
Stephen Weigel is a professional photographer and the principal of Stephen Weigel Photography.
Copies of "Roman Pilgrimage: The Station Churches" will be available for purchase during the event. Copies may also be purchased as e-book editions with full color and expandable photos through Kindle, iBooks, Google Books, Nook and Kobo. For bulk orders, call 800-810-4145, ext. 5000, or email [email protected]