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Vespers at Lourdes with Fr. Joseph Carola

September 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Please join us for Vespers at Lourdes on Thursday, September 12!


Young adults are invited to an evening of prayer, fellowship, and sharing of wisdom with Fr. Joseph Carola, S.J. of the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome.


Confessions will be available beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the church. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and solemn vespers will begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by silent Adoration.

Then, the program moves downstairs at 8:15 where drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served in advance of the presentation by Fr. Carola at 8:30. The formal program will end by 9:00 p.m.



(7:00 pm – Confessions available in the church)

7:30 pm – Exposition, chanted evening prayer, and silent adoration

8:10 pm – Benediction

8:15 pm – Drinks and hors d’oeuvres available downstairs

8:30 pm – Presentation by Fr. Joseph Carola, S.J.

9:00 pm – Formal conclusion


Fr. Joseph Carola, S.J. was born in Houston, Texas and was ordained there for the New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus. He holds B.A. degrees in Philosophy and Spanish, an M.Div. from The Weston School in Boston, an S.T.L. in Patristic Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, and an S.T.D. in Theology and Patristic Science from the Pontifical Augustinian University in Rome. He was the longtime chaplain to the University of St. Thomas’s Catholic Studies Rome program, and currently serves on the faculty of the same Gregorian University in Rome, Italy.


Business casual dress is kindly requested. Attendees should be aged 21-35 years. Attendance is free of charge, but a $5 donation is encouraged to help offset our costs and ensure future events.


Two hours of free underground parking is available.


Save the dates for our fall 2019 session:

  • September 12: Fr. Joseph Carola, S.J.
  • October 10: TBA
  • November 14: TBA
  • December 12: Dale Ahlquist


Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
1 Lourdes Place
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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