APAVM FAW Lecture 5 - “Wine and the Wonder of the Eucharist”

by Maria Cristina White-Da Cruz
Zoom
Singapore
18 December 2021 5:00PM - 18 December 2021 6:25PM

Click Here to watch the recording on YouTube. This Final lecture introduces the role that wine had across different religious cultures in antiquity. Wine has different meanings in Jewish communities and combined with Jewish Kosher laws, will allow us to discover the significance of the Eucharist in first century Palestine. [...]

APAVM FAW Lecture 4 - “Monks on a Mission: The Surprising Success Story of American Wine”

by Thomas Williams
Zoom
Singapore
11 December 2021 5:01PM - 11 December 2021 6:17PM

Click Here to watch the recording on YouTube. This lecture reveals the role of the Franciscans in creating the astoundingly successful wine industry in California. From the art and architecture of the missions founded along the coast of the state, we'll see how the mission grape made its way into [...]

APAVM FAW Lecture 3 - “Pope Clement V and the Wines of Chateauneuf-du-Pape”

by Fr. Michael Collins
Zoom
Singapore
04 December 2021 5:00PM - 04 December 2021 6:26PM

Click Here to watch the recording on YouTube. When Clement V was elected Pope in 1305, he moved the papal seat from Rome to Awignon. A series of popes reigned in the French town until St. Catherine of Siena convinced Pope Gregory IX to retum the papacy to Rome in [...]

APAVM FAW Lecture 2 - “St Benedict and The Blessings of Burgundy”

by Jonathan Britto
Zoom
Singapore
27 November 2021 5:00PM - 27 November 2021 6:28PM

Click Here to watch the recording on YouTube. The fall of the Roman Empire almost destroyed the wine culture so carefully developed by the ancients. The knowledge was preserved by the Benedictine monks who created sites where viniculture could flourish again, In France, thanks to the support of Charlemagne, the [...]

APAVM FAW Lecture 1 - “From Stimulant to Sacrament: Wine from Antiquity to Christianity”

by Elizabeth Lev
Zoom
Singapore
20 November 2021 5:00PM - 20 November 2021 6:28PM

Click Here to watch the recording on YouTube. This opening presentation will introduce listeners to the history of wine - the first archeological evidence, its role in the commerce, literature and art of the Mediterranean. Then, through archaeological evidence, poetry, and art, we'll look at how Rome expanded and drastically [...]

The Shroud of Turin in the Light of Faith & Science

by Fr. Andrew Dalton
Zoom
Singapore
17 July 2021 4:00PM - 17 July 2021 5:40PM

| Lecture 6 of the Harmony in Faith and Science lecture series | Who is the Man of the Shroud? The Shroud of Turin is the most highly controversial relic of all time. Christian tradition has recognized it to be the linen that wrapped the body of Jesus Christ. Some [...]

The Vatican Observatory: 400+ Years of Science and Faith

by Fr. Paul Mueller
Zoom
Singapore
10 July 2021 4:00PM - 10 July 2021 5:00PM

| Lecture 5 of the Harmony in Faith and Science lecture series | The Vatican Observatory is an astronomical research and education institution originally founded in 1582 to explain and defend the new Gregorian Calendar. Over the centuries, the Observatory's Mission and location has shifted several times over. The Church [...]

Transhumanism: The Imperfect Scientific Quest for Human Perfection

by Fr. Michael Baggot
Zoom
Singapore
03 July 2021 4:00PM - 03 July 2021 5:30PM

| Lecture 4 of the Harmony in Faith and Science lecture series | Would genetically engineered "designer babies" be a dream come true or a nightmare? The transhumanist movement thinks that it is time to use biotechnology to radically enhance human intelligence, strength, mood, memory, lifespan, and even romantic love [...]

Catholic Cosmologies: From St. Paul to the Big Bang

by Br. Guy Consolmagno
Zoom
Singapore
26 June 2021 4:00PM - 26 June 2021 5:10PM

| Lecture 3 of the Harmony in Faith and Science lecture series | As long as humans have been trying to make sense of the universe, they have been proposing cosmological theories. From angels and demons to photons and quarks, we've always been curious about how the universe works. But [...]

The Mystery of Eucharistic Miracles

by Fr. Michael Collins
Zoom
Singapore
19 June 2021 4:00PM - 19 June 2021 5:15PM

| Lecture 2 of the Harmony in Faith and Science lecture series | At the heart of the Christian faith is the belief that God took human form in Jesus of Nazareth two thousand years ago. This "incarnation" was complex: Jesus was fully divine and fully human, a seemly contradictory [...]