July 16, 2014

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In Praise of Boredom: Finding God in the Mundane Part of Life

Wednesday, July 16th at 7pm presented by Dr. Timothy P. O’Malley


As we enter into our mid and late 20s, we often come to a rather fearful conclusion: life isn’t always exciting. Our lives become about the daily routine of our jobs, the quotidian nature of raising children and sustaining a relationship with a spouse, and the “normalness” of paying bills. Rather than see our entrance into the mundane as something to be avoided, this talk offers strategies for finding God in the mundane parts of life. The boredom of life is not to be avoided but rather praised, because only here can we begin to see the grandeur of God acting in our concrete, perhaps even boring, histories.

About the Speaker:

Timothy P. O’Malley is director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, Institute for Church Life, and a Concurrent Assistant Professional Specialist in the Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame. His areas of specialization include liturgical theology, patristics, and pastoral theology. Dr. O’Malley is the recent author of Liturgy and the New Evangelization: Practicing the Art of Self-Giving Love (Liturgical Press, 2014). He is married and has one son, who is already proving his athletic prowess around the house.

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