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Spring 2013 Yamauchi Lecture

Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Time: 5:15 pm to 7:00 pm

Contact: Sara Clark · · 504 865 3943

Location: Nunemaker Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Monroe Hall

The Yamauchi Lectures in Religion series was begun in 1985 in memory of Professor H. James Yamauchi, S.J., a celebrated former Chair of the Department of Religious Studies who taught at Loyola University New Orleans from 1956 to 1966. Father Yamauchi was known and loved for his enthusiastic knowledge of religion and his passionate communication of same to the New Orleans community.  This lecture series seeks to perpetuate his work by bringing the results of religious scholarship to a wider audience.


The Department of Religious Studies at Loyola University New Orleans is proud to introduce the Reverend Stephen J. Duffy Chair in Roman Catholic Systematic Theology, Father Edward Vacek, S.J., formerly of Boston College. Father Vacek will honor Father Duffy’s work with a presentation on grace:

"Grace: What's Love Got To Do With It? The dynamics of loving and being in love transform our lives and our world. Rather than some mysterious substance poured  into the soul, grace is the emotion of love: God's love for us and our love for God."

Wednesday, February 6th:
Reception with refreshments at 5:15
Lecture at 6pm, questions at 6:45pm
Free, and Open to the Public

Loyola University New Orleans
Nunemaker Auditorium,
Main entrance on the third floor of Monroe Hall
(Currently under construction, follow the signs!)
6363 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA, 70118

Free parking in the West Road Garage!
Please do not park in "reserved", metered, or handicapped spaces.
For a map and directions, click, or cut and paste the following link into your browser window:

ABOUT THE LECTURER: Father Edward Vacek, S.J., holds a License in Sacred Theology from Loyola University of Chicago, and a Doctorate in Philosophy from Northwestern University. He went to Weston Jesuit School of Theology in 1981, which in 2008 became the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. He has contributed over sixty articles to various popular and scholarly journals and books, and he is the author of the book entitled Love, Human and Divine. He has given numerous talks to popular and professional audiences. He teaches moral theology, with special interests in emotions and ethical theory, as well as sexual, business, and biomedical ethics.

For information about the life and work of Father Stephen J. Duffy, please visit 


  • Religious Studies