Inspired by the famous gatherings of JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis at Oxford’s Eagle and Child pub, these seminars feature a presentation on an influential piece of Catholic literature, conversation, prayer, and glass of your favourite beverage. Please “Bring your own Beverage” of either beer, wine or soft drink to share.
In this six-week seminar, Simone will lead a discussion on Bishop Sheen's The Priest is Not His Own. Guests priest panelists include Fr. Steve Kunkel, Fr. John Muir, Fr. Rob Clements, Fr. Robert Bolding, and Fr. Chris Fraser.
Please purchase that on your own.
February 5, 12, 19, March 5, 12, 19
Location: St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, 2312 E. Campbell Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016
The Institute Classroom is located to the west of the church, in the parish office building, south of the gift shop, towards Campbell Ave.
Simone Rizkallah is currently the Senior Theology Teacher and Department Chair at St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Phoenix, AZ. Her graduate degree is in Theological Studies with an emphasis in Systematic Theology from Christendom College. Her undergraduate studies and professional background include marketing communications, media, radio, and theatre before discovering her passion for the Faith and call to teach and evangelize. As the daughter of immigrants from the Armenian Diaspora in Cairo, Egypt, she has a particular interest in matters of religious freedom and culture. Simone is a Witherspoon Fellow (2004), an Acton Institute Fellow (2009), and has studied at the St. Albert the Great Center for Scholastic Studies in Norcia, Italy (2011) and at the Phoenix Institute at the International Theological Institute in Trumau, Austria (2013). She helps lead the local chapters of the ecclesial movement of Communion and Liberation and the Washington, D.C. based non-profit In Defense of Christians. She is thrilled to be involved with the Institute of Catholic Theology. Who wouldn't be?