2018-19 Events



Spiritual Practice and the Sacramental Imagination

Wednesday, May 22

5-6pm in LeRoux (STCN 160)

Prior to the lecture, join the campus community at the reception thanking Fr. Lucas for his service at SU. The reception is also in LeRoux, from 3:30-5pm. All are welcome.

Sacraments, the ancient catechisms told us, are outward signs, image-filled actions and rituals that convey God’s grace to our broken world.  As a scholar of art and religion, Fr. Tom Lucas S.J., retiring Jesuit rector of Arrupe House and curator of the Seattle University Art Collection, will sketch out how the sacramental imagination functions in the Catholic tradition, using our iconic Chapel of St. Ignatius as his canvas. Father Lucas will combine light, architecture, music, and poetry on a spring evening reflection on how God uses matter to teach us, beauty to heal us, and inspiration to move us through our imaginations and beyond our earthbound limitations.


Hunthausen Lecture with Frank Fromherz from SeattleU ICTC on Vimeo.

A Disarming Spirit: The Life of Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen
Dr. Frank Fromherz

Tuesday, May 21

6:30pm Reception – all are welcome

7-8:30pm in LeRoux (Student Center 160)

Join us for an evening with author Frank Fromherz, as he speaks about his latest book.

“History will likely reveal Raymond Hunthausen as one of the most courageous voices in late 20th century U.S. Catholicism, and no one better describes the Seattle archbishop’s prophetic role than Frank Fromherz… This is more than a biography. It is a study of moral character, a carefully researched portrait of one man’s journey toward faithfulness and integrity.” - Fr. John Heagle and Sr. Fran Ferder, founders of Therapy and Renewal Associates

This Search for Meaning Empowerment Series lecture is co-sponsored with Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry.

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12:15pm on Thursday, April 25 in CHDN 145
Dr. Robin Narruhn, ICTC Faculty Fellow

Joanna Williams visit


7pm in Wyckoff Auditorium
Joanna Williams, Kino Border Initiative

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No Human Involved: Three-Fifths Justice in the United States

by: Angelique Davis, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Global African Studies

12:15-1:30pm, Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Chardin Hall 145

Lunch begins at 12:15, Presentation begins at 12:30pm.

Light lunch provided, please RSVP to ictc@seattleu.edu

Please join Dr. Davis for this presentation based on her book project, which examines how our legal system determines police shootings of unarmed Black  people as “justified.”  The talk illuminates how a police culture of dehumanization allows these murders to continue.

 MLK Mass 2019
Co-hosted with the Black Catholic Advisory Circle of the Archdiocese of Seattle:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Mass

Monday, January 21, 2019 at 11am in the Chapel of St. Ignatius

The Mass and celebration are an ongoing acknowledgement of our call to discipleship which draws Catholics of all backgrounds from around the Archdiocese. This Mass will not only celebrate the memory of Dr. King, but will inspire us to continue in unity to stand up for justice. Our guest speaker will be author, radio and former television host, Deacon Arthur L. Miller. Deacon Miller is a certified trainer in Dr. King’s nonviolence philosophy as well as a Certified Spiritual Director and is a board member for Connecticut Center for Nonviolence.


Memorial Mass for Raymond Hunthausen

Tuesday, October 9 at 7pm in the Chapel of St. Ignatius with a reception following

Seattle University will commemorate the historic pastoral ministry of Raymond Hunthausen, archbishop of Seattle, 1975-1991, with a Memorial Mass on October 9 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Ignatius. Fr. Pat Howell, SJ, will be the celebrant. Father Howell was dean of the School of Theology and Ministry when Hunthausen Hall was named after this strong ecumenical leader. Archbishop Hunthausen also inaugurated a joint program in 1985 with Seattle University for the training for lay pastoral leaders in the Church.  All are welcome to join in the celebration of his life and ministry. Co-sponsored with SU's School of Theology and Ministry.


2nd Annual Mass Celebrating the Season of Creation

September 22, 10:30 am
St. James Cathedral, 804 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Join with Christians worldwide to commemorate the Season of Creation, the time between September 1 (World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation) and October 4 (feast day of St. Francis of Assisi). We invite all people of faith to celebrate the joy which the Earth shares with us. Let us come together to thank God for the richness that is in the Creation which we share. Father Michael G. Ryan will preside at the Mass and afterward, he will bless the new Cathedral Garden. Click here for more information about the Mass and other Season of Creation events.