John Paul II Legacy Lecture Series and Canonization Celebration

To celebrate the canonization of our patron, John Paul the Great Catholic University will be hosting a lecture series on the legacy of Pope John Paul II, leading up to a celebration on the eve of his canonization, April 26. All events are free and open to the public, but RSVP is requested. Please join us as we remember the life and teachings of this holy man!

All events are open to the community and will take place at our campus:
155 W. Grand Ave., Escondido, CA 92025

John Paul II Legacy Lecture Series

Wednesday, April 2

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A New Springtime:

JPII and the New Evangelization

Chris Plance, Director of Mission and Evangelization

Wednesday, April 9

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Be Not Afraid:

JPII and Witness to Hope

Filip Ponulak, Guest Speaker

Wednesday, April 16

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The Gift of Self:

JPII and Theology of the Body

Prof. John Kincaid, Professor of Theology

Wednesday, April 23

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Beauty Will Save the World:

JPII and his Letter to Artists

Fr. Andy Younan, Professor of Philosophy

How to Pray Like a Saint - Saturday, April 26

Join Dr. Michael Barber for a special celebration on the eve of JPII's canonization:

Divine Mercy Chaplet

Vigil Mass for Divine Mercy Sunday

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How to Pray Like a Saint

JPII and the Battle of Prayer

Dr. Michael Barber


Light refreshments will be served.