Wednesday, September 5
Dr. Maura Hearden
Roman Catholic, Assistant Professor of Theology, De Sales University, Center Valley, Pennsylvania
“The ESBVM-U.S.A.: Building Marian Bridges within a “Melting Pot”
Rt. Rev. Leonard Faris
Antiochian Priest and Antiochia Metropolitan of Lowell, Massachusetts
“Explaining the western rite of the Eastern Orthodox Church”
Thursday, September 6
Dr. Virginia Kimball
Eastern Orthodox; Theology Professor, Assumption College, Worcester,Massachusetts; former president of the Mariological Society of America [MSA] and currently ESBVM USA president
“Understanding the biblical Mary as the woman who totally ‘trusted’ God: the key to Marian ecumenical dialogue”
Fr. William Mc Loughlin, O.S.M.
Hon Gen Secretary of the Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary - England.
The forty-fifth anniversary of the ESBVM : The Society exists to advance the study at various levels of the place of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Church, under Christ, and of related theological questions; and in the light of such study to promote ecumenical devotion. How possible is such an ecumenical devotion?
Friday, September 7
Rev. Kenneth F. Yossa Ph.D.
Romanian Catholic Priest, Butler, Pennsylvania
“Studying, Loving and Serving the World: Mariological Shift Between the Pontificates of Paul VI and John Paul II”
Sr. Mary Catherine Nolan OP
"Mary and Islam"