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Contact: Irene Villaverde (914) 654-5235


NEW ROCHELLE, NY, November 14, 2008 – Beginning on December 2, 2008, The College of New Rochelle’s (CNR) Office of Mission & Identity will present a four-part lecture series “Finding God in the Galleries” by the Reverend Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J., president emeritus of Georgetown University and past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America.  The lectures, which follow the liturgical year: Advent, Ordinary Time, Lent and Eastertide, will reflect on great art, especially in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and how art and faith enlighten each other, sometimes correct each other, and often challenge each other.

All lectures will take place at 7:00 p.m. in Romita Auditorium, Mooney Center, on CNR’s Main Campus in New Rochelle on the following dates:
                December 2, 2008         Advent
                February 10, 2009        Ordinary Time
                March 3, 2009                Lent
                April 14, 2009                Eastertide

Born in New York City, Fr. Leo attended Iona Preparatory School before earning his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in 1956. He studied at the Universite de Lyon on a Fulbright scholarship and received a doctorate in 1961 from Fordham University and a doctoral degree in theology in 1971 from the University of Munster in Germany, where he studied under Jesuit theologian Karl Rahner.  Fr. Leo currently serves on The College of New Rochelle’s Board of Trustees.

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The first Catholic college for women in New York State, The College of New Rochelle was founded in 1904 by the Ursuline Order. Today, it comprises the all-women School of Arts & Sciences, and three schools which admit women and men: the School of New Resources (for adult learners), the School of Nursing and the Graduate School.  The main campus of the College is located in lower Westchester County, 16 miles north of New York City.  The College maintains five other campus locations in New York City. Visit the College’s website at www.cnr.edu.

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