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Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations

Spirituality Series: Augustinian Spirituality within the Christian Tradition

7:00pm EDT September 19, 2017

Stevens Auditorium, Cushing Hall

With Rev. Dr. Raymond Dlugos, OSA

A series of lectures on spirituality will inaugurate the new Masters in Spirituality and Spiritual Direction at Merrimack College.

Sept. 19, Augustinian Spirituality within the Christian Tradition with Rev. Dr. Raymond Dlugos, OSA
Oct. 17, Spirituality and Music with Prof. Laura Pruett
Nov. 14, “How Photography Can Be Used to Understand the Universe: Spirituality and Art - Kevin Salemme’s Last Lecture”
Dec. 5, Islamic Spirituality with Chaplain Shareda Hosein
Jan. 30, Jewish Spirituality with Rabbi Howard Mandell

Most* lectures will be held on Tuesday evenings at 7 pm. in the Stevens Auditorium, Cushing Hall, on the Merrimack College campus. Free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored with the Department of Religious and Theological Studies.

*The November 14th lecture will be held at 7:30 pm in Cascia Hall. 



Rev. Raymond F. Dlugos, OSA, Ph.D.

Father Ray Dlugos is an Augustinian Friar from the Villanova Province (Eastern United States) who is currently the Vice-President for Mission and Ministry at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA. Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, he was ordained a priest in 1983. He served as a high school teacher (St. John Neumann High School, Golden Gate, FL from 1984-88) and as a parish priest (St. Denis Parish, Havertown, PA from 1988-1990) before becoming the Director of Vocations for the Augustinians in 1990. He began studies in Psychology in 1994 and received a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York in 1999. He is a licensed psychologist in the State of New York and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Upon completion of his doctoral studies, Father Ray joined the staff of the Southdown Institute in Aurora, ON in September of 1999. Founded in 1966 by a priest and a group of lay people to help priests recover effectively from alcohol abuse and dependence, The Southdown Institute evolved in a comprehensive residential treatment center helping priests and men and women vowed to religious life to recover from the entire spectrum of psychological, behavioral, and emotional disorders. Father Ray served there as a Psychologist responsible for group therapy, individual psychotherapy, and psychological assessments until being appointed Vice President in August of 2002 and elected Chief Executive Officer in June of 2003. He held that post until coming to Merrimack in 2008.

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