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Rev. Lawrence Fernandes, S.J.: Lived Catholicism: An Indian Experience

Date of Lecture: September 5, 2018

Rev. Lawrence Fernandes, S.J.About the Speaker: Rev. Lawrence Fernandes, S.J., an International Visiting Jesuit Fellow at Holy Cross, belongs to the Province of South Asia and teaches philosophy at the national Jesuit Philosophate at Satya Nilayam, and at Loyola College, Chennai, India. He is director of Satya Nilayam Research Institute and serves as editor of the bi-annual journal Satya Nilayam: Chennai Journal of Intercultural Philosophy. He is the author of three books: "Popular Religiosity: A Quest for Meaning," "Shrines and Pilgrimages: Philosophy and Practice," and "Popular Devotions: Philosophy and Practice."

About the Talk: Fr. Fernandes shares his study of lived Catholicism in Kalghatgi Taulk in Karnataka, India. He highlights local devotional practices, pilgrimage, and the influence of culture and Hindu traditions on Catholic practice.

The talk is part of the McFarland Center's initiative on Catholics & Cultures.