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From Physics to the Divine: One Priest’s Journey
September 22, 2019 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Fr. John Kartje, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the Department of Biblical Studies and Homiletics at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, will speak on the topic, From Physics to the Divine: One Priest’s Journey. The practice of science carries a long tradition of engaging mystery with both mind and heart. Likewise, the spiritual life is ultimately grounded on an engagement with mystery. Fr. Kartje will share with us his personal journey as both an astrophysicist and a Catholic priest: employing the art of scientific exploration to enrich the quest for divine mystery.
Father John was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago in 2002. He has served in parish and campus ministry in both Chicago and Washington, DC, as well as Mundelein Seminary where he has taught scripture since 2009. He was appointed rector at Mundelein in 2015. Father John holds doctorate degrees in scripture (Catholic University of America) and in astrophysics (University of Chicago).