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WHAT:                       Convention: Contemplating Christ through the Eyes of Mary


WHEN:                       Sept. 14, 2003, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


WHERE:                     Great Room, Pryzbyla Center

The Catholic University of America

                                    620 Michigan Ave. N.E.

                                    Washington, DC


DETAILS:                  The event will include presentations offering reflections on Mary’s role in the Catholic Church as well as workshops focusing on the topics “Mary in the Holy Family: Her History in Art,” “Mary and Contemporary Culture,” “The Luminous Mysteries as Liturgical Mysteries” and “She Who is Full of Grace.”


                                    The convention concludes with a 4:30 p.m. Mass celebrated by Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.


                                    The event is open to the public. Registration and check-in from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Cost if registered by Sept. 5 is $15, otherwise it is $20 at the door. For more information, write to or call 703-242-2067.


SPONSOR:                The Focolare Movement and the School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America