In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Romero House at Regis University, former faculty member known by both Regis College and Regis CPS graduates and faculty alike,Rev. Kevin Burke, S.J., will be speaking as part of our Catholic Studies Lecture Series, “Catholicism in the Modern World.”
Thursday, November 8 7:00 PM
Romero House, Regis University (main) Lowell Campus
Free and open to the public
A native of Wyoming and a Jesuit of the Missouri Province, Fr. Burke received his doctorate in Systematic Theology from Weston Jesuit with a dissertation exploring the philosophical foundations for theology developed by the Salvadoran theologian and martyr, Ignacio Ellacuría. The Ground Beneath the Cross: The Theology of Ignacio Ellacuría, was published by Georgetown University Press in 2000. He later co-edited a collection of essays entitled Love that Produces Hope: The Thought of Ignacio Ellacuría (Liturgical Press, 2006).
Presented by the University Ministry office, a banquet is also scheduled for Saturday’s evening of events, along with guest speakers Chris and Lauri Pramuk, both of whom are original student residents of Romero House. Chris now teaches theology at Xavier University in Cincinnati and Lauri is a pediatric physician there. They have four children, two of which were adopted from Haiti and they were able to get them out of Port au Prince shortly after the earthquake.
About Romero House
Romero House is a Regis University student residence located in the Highlands Neighborhood of Northwest Denver, a predominately Hispanic neighborhood. Inspired by the lives and sacrifices of Jesuits working with the poor in Central America, Fr. Vince O’Flaherty, S.J., established Romero House in 1992. The house is named for Archbishop Oscar Romero who was murdered in 1980 for his work with the poor in El Salvador. Students have the opportunity to experience the connections between one’s faith, education, and the life experience of the poor.
The Pillars of Romero House: Intentional Community, Service to Others, Commitment to Social Justice, An Exploration of Faith, and Living a Simple Lifestyle.