Vespers+Vespers

UPDATE FOR 01/10 Session:

Due to illness, our scheduled speaker for tonight, Fr. Henry Stephan, OP, has had to withdraw. As such, tonight’s new speakers will be Fr. Cameron Forbes and Fr. William Goldin, who will deliver a talk entitled: “Living the Catholic Faith Locally and Universally”. We look forward to seeing you tonight at 6pm!
 

Join us for an delightful evening of Vespers (Evening Prayer), followed by a hands-on tutorial on crafting a cocktail and/or wine tasting. Plenty of delicious appetizers will be served! All supplies needed will be provided.

 

January 3rd + 5th and January 10th + 12th

6:00PM - 7:30PM

Coleman Center

 

Ticket Prices

$15.00 per individual ticket

$100.00 per table (seats 8)

Spots are limited! This is a 21+ event.


TALKS + SPEAKERS

Wednesday: January 3, 2024

Talk: "Vespers and Vespas: A Pilgrim's Progress"

Speaker: Very Rev Dr Cameron Forbes

 

Friday: January 5, 2024

Talk: “Strangers in a Strange Land: Being Catholic in a Secular Society”

Speaker: Very Rev Dr Cameron Forbes

 

Wednesday: January 10, 2024

Talk: “Living Well in this Life and the Next”

Speaker: Rev Henry Stephan, O.P., PhD (cand)

 

Friday: January 12, 2024

Talk: “A Musical Soirée”

Speaker: Very Rev Dr Cameron Forbes (piano) and Rev Dr William Goldin (vocals)


ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Very Rev Dr Cameron Forbes

Very Rev Dr Cameron Forbes is the Rector of Corpus Christi College, the regional diocesan seminary for the state of Victoria (Australia). Fr Cameron also lectures in moral theology at Catholic Theological College, Melbourne (Australia).

Fr Cameron completed his doctoral thesis in 2017 on “The Augustinian Foundations of the Thought of Paul Ramsey on Just War” at the Alphonsianum Academy in Rome (a specialist academy of moral theology). His thesis was awarded the prize for “Best Doctorate in Moral Theology” at the Academy in 2017-2018 and was published by Lateran University Press in 2021. Fr Cameron also completed a Masters in Liturgical Music degree at the Pontifical Athenaeum of St Anselm in Rome in 2016, writing a thesis on “The Choral Works of Gerald Finzi: An Analysis of the Composer’s Contribution to the Liturgical Repertoire”. He also holds degrees in Law and Arts from the University of Melbourne.

Fr Cameron is chaplain to the Melbourne Catholic Lawyers Association, the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre and the Victorian horse-racing fraternity.

Rev Henry Stephan, O.P., PhD (cand)

Fr Henry Stephan, O.P., is a Dominican Friar of the Province of St. Joseph.

An alumnus of Princeton University, Fr Henry entered the Dominican Order in 2011, and was ordained a Catholic priest in 2018 after completing his S.T.L. at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. He is currently a doctoral student at the Medieval Institute of Notre Dame, where he studies the history of political thought. His scholarly interests include civic friendship, constitutionalism, and the common good.