Fr. Raymond G. Helmick, S.J.
Esteemed Theologian, Educator and Peacemaker . . .
On December 11, 2016, the Inaugural Fr. Raymond Helmick, S.J. Memorial Lecture was held at Boston College
Over 100 guests attended the Inaugural Memorial Lecture and listened to Professor David Little, Research Fellow at the Berkely Center for Religion, Peace and International Affairs at Georgetown University deliver a thought-provoking lecture about Fr. Ray's "A Four-Factor Theory of the Dynamic of Conflict".
Mr. Christian Dupont, Librarian of BC's Burns Library announced that Fr. Ray's collection of 40+ years of work in conflict transformation has been donated to the Burns Library. Once these papers have been archived, the Fr. Raymond Helmick, S.J. Special Collection will be accessible to students and faculty for academic research.
Rabbi Sandy Seltzer flew in from Arizona to deliver the opening prayer and Fr. Walter Conlon, S.J. delivered the closing prayer. Both prayers spoke eloquently of Fr. Ray's work and life.
Attendees each received a complimentary copy of Fr. Ray's 2013 book "Lord Make Us Instruments of Your Peace" edited by Sr. Ignazia, whom also graciously donated these books for this event.
You can hear both prayers and the rest of the Memorial Lecture as it was recorded and will be viewable on YouTube.Type your paragraph here.