Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary Continues 2017-2018 Lecture Series with Sold Out Lecture by Bishop Robert Barron

Due to overwhelming interest in this event, tickets are no longer available. 

The School of Theological Studies at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary previously announced the 2017-2018 Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary Lecture Series featuring nationally renowned scholars and authors. This series encompasses the Archbishop’s Lecture Series, the Theology Lecture Series, the Philosophy Lecture Series, and the Cardinal Foley Lecture Series. It is an opportunity to come to a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith, its authentic content, and its orientation toward the transformation of the world around us. 

The next lecture, which is the annual John Cardinal Foley Lecture on the Church and Social Communications, is detailed below:

Monday, January 29, 2018
Presenter: Bishop Robert Barron
Topic: Word on Fire: A Story of Evangelization in the Digital Age
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary
Saint Martin of Tours Chapel
100 East Wynnewood Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096 (Montgomery County)


Due to overwhelming interest in this event, tickets are no longer available. 

About the Lecture

Word on Fire Catholic Ministries is a nonprofit global media apostolate that supports the work of Bishop Robert Barron and reaches millions of people to draw them into— or back to— the Catholic faith.

Word on Fire is evangelical; it proclaims Jesus Christ as the source of conversion and new life. Word on Fire is Catholic; it utilizes the tremendous resources of the Roman Catholic tradition—art, architecture, poetry, philosophy, theology, and the lives of the saints— in order to explain and interpret the event of Jesus Christ.

Word on Fire Catholic Ministries exists to draw people into the body of Christ, which is the Church, and thereby give them access to all the gifts that Jesus wants his people to enjoy. To be most effective in this mission, Word on Fire places an emphasis and urgency on the use of contemporary forms of media and innovative communication technologies.

Background on Presenter

Bishop Robert Barron is the Episcopal Vicar of the Santa Barbara Pastoral Region, one of the five Pastoral Regions in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He was appointed Titular Bishop of Macriana of Mauritania and Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles in 2015.

Bishop Barron received a M.A. in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America in 1982 and a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Institut Catholique de Paris in 1992.

Shortly after his ordination, he served as associate pastor at Saint Paul of the Cross Parish in Park Ridge, IL. Later, he was appointed to the theological faculty of Mundelein Seminary, and has served as a visiting professor at the University of Notre Dame and at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, as well as scholar in residence at the North American Pontifical College at the Vatican.

Bishop Barron is the founder of Word on Fire, a global media ministry which has been spreading the message of the New Evangelization since the year 2000.

He served as the Rector/President of Mundelein Seminary University of St. Mary of the Lake, in Illinois.


Additional upcoming programs include:

Monday, February 26, 2018
Presenter: Bishop William Michael Mulvey
Topic: Christians and Muslims: Love Creates a Dialogue Between Friends
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Monday, March 19, 2018
Presenter: Dr. Mary Hirschfeld
Topic: T.B.A.
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

All lectures are open to the public.

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Editor’s Note: For additional information on this lecture series, please contact the School of Theology Studies at or visit

*Media attending should enter Seminary through the Refectory doors (set of doors to the right of the Chapel. Entry will not be permitted at the direct entrance to the Chapel*


Stephanie Brophy
Associate Director of Communications
215-587-3747 (office)