Catholic Q&A Program

The Catholic Q&A Program offers students an opportunity to learn more about the Catholic faith through faculty presentations and discussion held at Loyola University Chicago. The questions are drawn from student interest and the presenters represent some of the University’s—and the wider community's—most engaging speakers.


Catholic Q&A: Faith & Science - The Lourdes Experience

Lourdes Catholic Q&A

October 9, 7:00 PM, IC 4th Floor, LSC

A Students Only discussion about one of LUC’s most important programs: the mystery of healing at Lourdes and the spiritual dimensions of working in public health. Dr. Ann Solari-Twadell, Niehoff School of Nursing, leads the conversation.

Each summer, Dr. Solari-Twadell leads a group of 10-15 nursing students to the marial visitation site of Lourdes, France, to which millions of Catholics pilgrims journey every year to partake in the spiritual and healing graces that the place carries.

The group's main task is to assist pilgrims (often elderly or infirm) to bathe in the icy cool waters of the Grotto of Massabielle, where in 1858, the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to Bernadette Soubirous, a local woman.

Comfort food and drinks provided by Catholic Studies minor.