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Professor R. Kevin Seasoltz, OSB will present a lecture, “Liturgy & the Moral Life,” July 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pastoral Center, 40 North Main Avenue in Albany. Tickets are $10. Because seating is limited, you should make your reservation now. For more information, call 518-453-6760 or e-mail
This lecture will explore the connections between the celebration of the liturgy, the moral life of Christians and their social consciousness. It will also reflect on the contemporary moral and social values set out in the liturgy and their presence or absence in the moral and social consciousness of contemporary American society.

Kevin Seasoltz is a Benedictine monk of Saint John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota. For twenty-five years he was on the faculty of the School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Then he became the rector of Saint John’s Diocesan Seminary in Collegeville. At present he is a professor in the School of Theology-Seminary in Collegeville. For twenty years he has been the editor of the liturgical journal Worship. In 2001 Worship received the Michael Mathis Award from the University of Notre Dame. Last year Father Kevin received the Berakah Award from the North American Academy of Liturgy. His recent publications include A Sense of the Sacred: Theological Foundations of Christian Architecture and Art.

The lecture is sponsored by St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry, together with the Diocesan Office of Prayer and Worship and the Continuing Education for Clergy Committee.