This lecture explores how Catholic devotion offers potent resources for engaging the past and imagining a collective future. It tells the story of the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, an Italian American Catholic community that stages dramatic devotional rituals in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Alyssa Maldonado-Estrada, a Vassar alum, is Assistant Professor of Religion at Kalamazoo College. She is an ethnographer and historian of religion in the Americas and particularly specializes in Catholicism, materiality, and the body.
Free and open to the public.
Date: March 22, 2023
Time: 5:00 pm–6:30 pm
Location: Taylor Hall 203, Vassar College