Catholic Heritage Lectures

This year, the Catholic Heritage Lectures explore the importance of spiritual practice in the advancement of the intellectual life, the building of resilience in the work of activism and advocacy, and the cultivation of joy when working on the margins.

Spiritual Practice and Working on the Margins from SeattleU ICTC on Vimeo.

Spring Catholic Heritage Lecture: Spiritual Practices and Working on the Margins

Greg Boyle, Homeboy Industries
Thursday, May 9

Due to the popularity of this event, there are no more tickets available. 

We have also been notified that Fr. Boyle's lecture on Wednesday, May 8 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in West Seattle is sold out as well.

Barking to the Choir reading group - Participate in a book group, and get an invite to lunch with Fr. Boyle on May 9! Book group #1 meets two Fridays at lunch (April 26 and May 3), and group #2 meets Thursday, May 2 from 3-5pm. Contact the ICTC office to sign up (220-8270,

Students - attend a lunch with Fr. Boyle on Wednesday, May 8 - rsvp to 

Spiritual Practice and Working on the Margins

This year’s Catholic Heritage Lectures concludes with a presentation by Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ.  Fr. Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world. He is the author of the 2010 New York Times-bestseller Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, and his 2017 book is the Los Angeles Times-bestseller Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship.


2018-19 Catholic Heritage Lecture Keynotes

Andrew Prevot, PhD

Associate Professor of Systematic Theology

Boston College

Margi Pfeil, PhD

Notre Dame Theology Department and the Center for Social Concerns

Faculty Fellow of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

Greg Boyle

Founder of Homeboy Industries, Author of 2017 bestseller:

Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship