Dominican Institute of Toronto
372, Huron Street Toronto (Ontario) Canada M5S 2G4
Year 2012 Program & Events
Dominican Institute of Toronto
Information: Julie Cachia, Program Coordinator
May 10-June 28: Aquinas Visiting Scholar Program at the Faculty of Theology, University of St.
2012 Aquinas Visiting Scholar: Rev. Dr. Marius Zerafa, O.P. (S.T.L., Lect. Th., A.R. Hist. S., Dr. Sc.Soc) is a noted and extraordinary scholar, art historian and restorer. His is an expert on the artists Giotto, Fra’Angelico and Caravaggio. Dr. Zerafa is Associate of the Royal Historical Society (London), Member of Académia Tiberna (Rome) and Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France). Dr. Zerafa is the founder of the Museum of Fine Arts in Valletta, Malta. He is former Curator and Director of the Malta Museums. While Director of Museums Dr. Zerafa masterminded the retrieval of Caravaggio’s only signed piece, St. Jerome, which had been stolen from St. John’s Co-Cathedral. His book “The Caravaggio Diaries” is an account of this adventure capturing the mystery and intrigue surrounding the theft. He is Chair of the Archdiocese of Malta's Commission for Sacred Art and Vice-President of the Malta Arts Biennale. Dr. Zerafa is lecturer at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome.
May 12, 2012, 7-9PM:
Free Public Lecture: “Caravaggio in Malta” at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Toronto
May 17, 2012, 6:30-8:30
Lecture: “Retrieving Caravaggio” at the Italian Cultural Institute, Toronto (by invitation only)
Wednesdays, May 23- June 13, 6:30-8:30: An Introduction to and Appreciation of European Art
This four part lecture series is an introduction to art history that looks at various periods, schools and techniques. In addition to examining their works, the lectures will explore the artistic, political, social and religious backgrounds of the eras.
Participants are welcome to attend all or some of the lectures on the following Wednesdays from 6-8PM:
May 23 Part I: The Proto-Renaissance to the Renaissance: Giotto, Masaccio, Fra’Angelico, Bolicelli, Piero.
May 30 Part II: The High Renaissance: Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Raphael.
June 6 Part III: From Mannerism to the baroque: Tintoretto, El Greco, Bernini, Rembrandt.
June 13 Part IV: Modern Art: Impressionists, Neo and post Impressionists, Cubism, Expressionism and Abstract Art, Sacred Art.
Fee: No charge for the series; but free will offerings accepted.
Location: Room 101, Faculty of Theology, University of St. Michael’s College. 95 St. Joseph St. (use entrance closest to Bay St.)
Subway: Wellesley or Museum
For further information: 647-531-2050
Registration appreciated before May 21, 2012 by emailing at email@example.com.
May, 2012: Spring Preaching Workshop for Preachers: St. Mark and the Media
Our facilitator for these workshops will be Shawn W. Flynn, o.p. is a lay Dominican who is a PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto. A specialist in Scripture, Shawn is an adjunct professor of Old Testament at St. Augustine’s seminary. He has also taught deacons in Toronto and St. Catherine’s. He has published his research in academic journals such as: Catholic Biblical Quarterly, the Pontifical Biblical Institute's journal Biblica, as well as Theoforum, and Irish Theological Quarterly and has been a researcher in residence at the École biblique et archéologique française de Jérusalem. He is a married layman with three children under the age of six.
As a scholar in the pew, Shawn will provide practical tools to assist your preaching ministries from a lay/scholarly perspective:
- Study selected Scriptures for Year B Sundays of the summer months.
- Explore the thematic approaches to these Sundays.
- Provide a refresher on practical exegetical tools and methods to use in preparing homilies.
- Review and update participants on the content and direction of Church Documents relating to Scripture.
- Help participants navigate and discern the use of credible on-line tools and websites in the preparation of homilies.
Participants have a choice of attending one of three locations on the following dates:
Friday, May 25th, 2012
Paulist Centre for Catholic Evangelization, 830 Bathurst Street, Toronto
Monday May 28th, 2012
St. Patrick’s Church, 921 Flagship Drive, Mississauga
Tuesday May 29th, 2012
St. Gabriel’s Passionist Parish, 650 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto
TIME: All workshops begin at 9.30am and conclude by 12.30pm
COST: $20.00/participant. Lunch will be provided.
Please register indicating your date preference either by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 647-531-2050 as soon as possible.
November 2012: Advent-Christmas Preaching Workshops for Preachers: Preaching in the Secular Age
Our facilitator for this workshop will be Fr. Yves Bériault, OP. Details to follow shortly.