Alumni, parents and friends of the College are invited to join us for this free, virtual seminar led by Donald L. Rogan Professor of Religious Studies Emeritus Royal Rhodes.

February, in many traditions both sacred and secular, foregrounds how we deal with love and relationships with each other and with nature. Sometimes these are emotionally intense, and oftentimes they are playful. February also begins a new year in the Celtic calendar, bringing signs of hope and renewal. That's what makes this month the perfect backdrop for this discussion. We'll celebrate the human spirit as we journey through the festivities of Valentine's Day, Chinese New Year, Groundhog Day and Purim to a jubilant Carnival. We'll discuss how writers, both ancient and modern and who we can consider either "naughty or nice," help us see ourselves and take stock. And, we'll share poetic responses to poems from St. Brigid, Shakespeare, Donne, Larkin, Duffy and even alumni. 

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