Upcoming Events

Kairos: An Ignatian Way of Listening, Acting and Healing Together

September 26, 3-4:30 p.m.

Shults Center, Forum

Patrick Saint-Jean, S.J. is a native of Haiti and a Jesuit Regent at Creighton University in Omaha, NE. A psychoanalyst by training, he fulfilled his undergraduate education at the Universite Victor Segalen de Bordeaux in France, received his graduate degree in Psychoanalysis from the Parisian Ecole Lacanienne de Psychanalyse in Paris, and was awarded a PsyD from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Dr. Saint-Jean completed his theological studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago in 2019. He is the author of The Spiritual Work of Racial Justice: A Month of Meditations with Ignatius of Loyola.

Challenging the Theologies of Religious Exclusivity in World Religions for Peaceful Coexistence

October 12, 7-8 p.m.


What is religious exclusivity and how is it like or unlike religious fundamentalism? Do all religions maintain exclusive claims? If so, how can people from different religions relate? What are some of the dangers associated with religious exclusivity? Can exclusivism, like fundamentalism, cause violence? Our seminar speaker, Dr. Michael Calabria, will address these and other issues associated with religious exclusivism.

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October 14

Join fellow Nazareth alums in discussions about our next book. Learn more about the Nazareth Alumni Book Club and how to sign up. 

On Whiteness, Power, and Faith: The Struggle to Survive in a White Catholic Church

October 14, 7-8:30 p.m.

Shults Center, Forum

Olga Marina Segura was born in the Dominican Republic and arrived in the US in the early 1990s. She graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Arts in Italian Language and Literature. A freelance writer, Segura is currently the opinion and culture editor at National Catholic Reporter and author of Birth of A Movement: Black Lives Matter and the Catholic Church. Previously, she was an associate editor at America Media, where she wrote and solicited articles on race and culture. Olga Marina is a co-founder and former co-host of the podcast, “Jesuitical.” Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, Latino Rebels, Shondaland, Sojourners, Refinery29, and The Revealer.

Earth Community: A New Story about Nonviolence

February 17, 7-8:30 p.m.

Shults Center, Forum

Marie Dennis is a senior advisor to the secretary-general of Pax Christi International, the global Catholic peace movement; a founder of the ecumenical Center for New Creation, dedicated to education and action for social justice and peace; and a member of the Jubilee USA campaign for the cancellation of overwhelming and unjust debt of impoverished countries. She holds a master’s degree in moral theology from Washington Theological Union and honorary doctorates from Trinity Washington University and Alvernia University. Marie is a laywoman, a Secular Franciscan, a mother of six, a grandmother of nine, and author or co-author of seven books. Since 1987 she and her family have lived at Assisi Community, a small, intentional Catholic community in Washington, D.C.

Pope Francis, Thomas Merton, and the Spirituality of Anti-Racism

March 6, 7-8:30 p.m.

Shults Center, Forum

Daniel P. Horan, OFM is the Director of the Center for Spirituality and Professor of Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Theology at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN. He previously held the Duns Scotus Chair of Spirituality at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He is a columnist for National Catholic Reporter, co-host of The Francis Effect Podcast, and the author of fourteen books. He received his Ph.D. in theology from Boston College, MDiv, and MA from the Washington Theological Union (DC), and a BA from St. Bonaventure University where he currently serves on the Board of Trustees. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by Felician University (New Jersey) in 2015.



Check back for new events as the academic semester begins!

Fall Italian Language & Literature Courses

September 13 - November 15

$250 for Casa members, $320 for non-members

Level I: Mondays, 6-8 p.m.; Instructor: Mark Rausch

Level II: Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.; Instructor: Melissa Stio

Level III: Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.; Instructor: Lino Pizzolanti

Level IV: Mondays, 6-8 p.m.; Instructor: Dr. Maria Rosaria Vitti-Alexander

Dante's Divine Comedy: A Guided Reading: Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.; Instructor: Mark Brummitt

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night flyers band

Night Flyers Campus Community Band

Wednesdays, 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.

Nazareth's NEW Night Flyers Campus Community Band is open to Rochester area community members with proof of COVID-19 vaccination, as well as to studetns and employees. This non-auditioned concert band meets on capus and gives one performance a semester. If interested, contact Steven Zugelder.

Learning French Through Games

September 25-December 4

Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

This program is perfect for children between the ages of 4 and 13, either beginners or those who have a degree of familiarity with the French language, as well as those who are learning French through other venues. The program is designed to teach children new skills as well as to reinforce already-learned skills.

This semester, the program will be offered through Zoom. A learning package accompanied by non perishable snacks will be accessible to families on the Saturday prior to the session and can be picked up at la Maison française on Nazareth College Campus, 4245 east avenue, Rochester NY 14618.

TEACHING METHODS: Arts & craft activities, educational and cartoon video clips, music video clips, painting, popular songs, poems, storytelling, board games, cooking, etc.

Free to Nazareth College Alumni


Past Events

Creative & Productive Journaling
The Afterlife & Life of Joan of Arc: Reflections on a Work in Progress
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A Movement, Not a Moment: Nazareth College's Commitment to Social Justice
Jazz Notes: A Personal & Historical Perspective
Reclaiming PRIDE: Understanding Persistence, Resilience, Identity, Determination, & Empowerment for LGBTQIA+ Individuals
Leaving the Nest and Building Your Own: Getting Your Post College Life Off to a Strong Start
Unfolding History: Paper Cranes & Symbolism in East Asia Post WWII
Bias in AI: Can Computers Be Racist? Spoiler Alert: Yes!
Cooking Internationally: Ravioli Al Limone
Presidential Impeachment: What Does This Mean?
The 2020 Election: Understanding This Unique Moment in History