Jun 6, 2017 | Events

Not all John Wallis Memorial Lectures were recorded, but the texts of a number of earlier lectures are still available as follows:   

2012: Max Vodola was the speaker for the 50th anniversary of the second Vatican Council.

The title of Dr Vodola’s Hobart lecture was: In the Vanguard and Ahead of their Times: John XXIII, John Wallis, Guilford Young and Vatican II.  Click here for pdf of the lecture.

In Launceston he spoke on The Council the Changed our Lives.  Click here for pdf of the lecture.

2013:   Frank Brennan: Pope Francis and the Australian Social Justice Agenda

In 2013 Frank Brennan also delivered the John Wallis Memorial Lectures in Hobart and Launceston.   The title of those lectures was “” and one commentator reported:

“Fr Brennan skilfully wove the diverse strands of the Missionary Sisters of Service, the John Wallis Foundation, justice, the Australian context, Pope Francis and the Jesuits into a masterful address of inclusiveness and universality that left the audience uplifted and enthused, strengthened and supported.”

The pdf of that lecture is available here.

2013: Martin Flanagan: Spirituality in a Secular Society

Martin Flanagan delivered the 2013 Melbourne John Wallis Memorial Lecture. Journalist and author with a wide range of experience, Martin has written regularly for The Age on sport, Australian culture and the relationship between black and white Australia.   Martin is a born story-teller.   In his address he shared stories from his own life, and through them reflected on the Australian story and culture. 

Click here for the pdf of Martin’s Spirituality in a Secular Society.

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