St. Augustine Lecture by Local Expert Scheduled for February 15 at St. John Paul II Parish in Scarborough
St. John Paul II Parish
SCARBOROUGH — Acclaimed St. Augustine expert and St. Michael’s College Professor Emeritus Dr. John Kenney leads a discussion on St. Augustine at St. John Paul II Parish on February 15.
Dr. Kenney will lecture and lead a discussion on St. Augustine and his contribution to the faith at 7pm on February 15. The talk “Who was Augustine? What did he confess?” will occur at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church on 150 Black Point Road in Scarborough. Dr. Kenney also plans to lead a five-week reading group delving further into St. Augustine on Wednesdays in Lent starting on March 1 at 7pm at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church.
Communications Associate Ryan Bilodeau commented, “Catholics honor St. Augustine as one of our most prolific theologians. As we enter into a season of repentance, his “Confessions” serve as a perfect treatise to examine during this period of Lent. We thank Dr. Kenney for leading us in this journey.”
Dr. John Kenney and his wife Ann, who have both been involved in Catholic education for many years, recently retired to Cape Elizabeth. Most recently John taught Religion and Humanities at St. Michael’s College and was the Dean of the College for a decade. John is part of a larger movement among Catholic scholars who have sought to return to the ancient sources of our faith and to discover anew their answers to the perennial questions of human life, including our knowledge of God, the problem of evil, and the immortality of the human soul.
In July of 2020, St. Bartholomew Parish in Cape Elizabeth, St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Scarborough, and St. John and Holy Cross Parish in South Portland joined to form the new St. John Paul II Parish. The three churches maintained their individual names under the common patronage and intercession of St. John Paul II. For more information, visit www.jp2me.org.