Rev. Timothy Radcliffe, former superior of the Dominicans, to speak at ND


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Rev. Timothy Radcliffe, O.P., former master of the Order of Preachers, will give a lecture, “Can Christianity Touch the Imagination of Our Contemporaries?” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 (Thursday) in the Andrews Auditorium of the University of Notre Dame’s Geddes Hall.

Father Radcliffe led the Order of Preachers, the 800-year-old Catholic religious order commonly known as Dominicans, from 1992 to 2001. During those years he drew international attention for his writings and preaching on contemporary society, Christian life, religious life and the plight of the Catholic Church. In addition to his administration of the Dominican order, he has been active in the peace movement, ministry to people with AIDS and advocacy for human rights.

Father Radcliffe also is the author or editor of numerous books including “Sing a New Song: The Christian Vocation”; “I Call You Friends”; “Seven Last Words”; “What Is the Point of Being A Christian?” and “Why Go to Church? The Drama of the Eucharist.”

Since the expiration of his nine-year tenure as master of the Dominicans, Father Radcliffe has been a scholar in residence at Blackfriars Hall in Oxford University. Internationally reputed for eloquence, insight and wit, Father Radcliffe devotes two-thirds of each year to itinerant preaching and teaching.

Father Radcliffe’s lecture, sponsored by the Institute for Church Life, is free and open to the public.

Contact: Jennifer A. Monahan, 574-631-9195,