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Celebrations and Exhibitions

To commemorate the 600th anniversary of the Council of Constance (1414–18), the Badisches Landesmuseum is sponsoring the exhibition “1414–1418 Weltereignis des Mittelalters” in the city of Constance in the Konzilgebäude ending on September 21. Among the items on display are the lavishly illustrated Richental Chronicle of 1465, contemporary paintings and statues, reliquaries, and processional crosses. A 400-page catalog with 500 color illustrations and seventy-two essays can be purchased for €29,90. Other events are planned for the coming years, with the celebrations ending in 2018. For more information, visit

To mark the 200th anniversary of the Restoration of the Society of Jesus, Loyola University of Chicago’s Museum of Art at 820 N. Michigan Avenue is sponsoring the exhibition “Crossings and Dwellings: Restored Jesuits, Women Religious, American Experience, 1814–2014.” Curated by Stephen Schloesser, S.J. (Loyola University), with the assistance of David Miros (Jesuit Archives of the Central United States in Saint Louis), the exhibition highlights the connections between Europe and the United States. It will last until October 19. For more information, visit

On September 14, 2014, the parish of Notre-Dame-de-Québec celebrated the 350th anniversary of its foundation. The church is considered the “mother-church” of all the parishes in Canada. Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, cardinal-archbishop of San Cristóbal de La Habana in Cuba, was the personal representative of Pope Francis at this celebration.

Causes of Saints

On July 8, 2014, Pope Francis authorized the promulgation of decrees acknowledging the heroic virtues of the following Servants of God: Antonio Ferreira Viçoso, C.M. (1787–1875), Portuguese bishop of Mariana in Brazil; Saturnino Lopez Novoa (1830–1905), Spanish priest and cofounder of the Congregation of the Little Sisters of the Abandoned Elderly; Joseph-Auguste Arribat (1879–1963), French professed priest of the Salesians of Don Bosco; Mary Veronica of the Passion (neé Sophie Leeves, 1823–1906), British professed nun of the Order of the Discalced Carmelites and foundress of the Sisters of the Apostolic Carmel; Elena da Persico (1869–1948), Italian lay foundress of the Secular Institute of the Daughters of the Queen of the Apostles; Gaetana of the Blessed Sacrament [End Page 834] (neé Carlotta Fontana, 1870–1935), Italian superior general of the Poor Daughters of St. Cajetan; and Marcello Candia (1916–83), Italian layman.


On May 14–17, 2015, the 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan in Kalamazoo, Michigan, will hold its annual conference. At this conference the Stephan Kuttner Institute of Medieval Canon Law will sponsor a panel on “Medieval Canon Law and Social Issues.” Proposals for papers should be sent by September 15, 2014, to Mary Sommar (Millersville University of Pennsylvania) at The International Society of Medieval Canon Law/Iuris Canonici Medii Aevi Consociatio (ICMAC), in conjunction with the Hagiography Society, will sponsor the panel “Saints, Heretics, and Canon Law: Re-thinking the Significance of the Fourth Lateran Council (1215),” which will be organized by ICMAC President Kathleen G. Cushing (Keele University). She invites the submission of abstracts of papers (no more than 200 words), together with participant information, to by September 15, 2014. The complete call for papers for the Congress can be found at For proposal information, visit

On July 6–9, 2015, the Leeds International Medieval Congress and ICMAC will cosponsor a number of sessions in conjunction with the Church, Law, and Society in the Middle Ages Network (CLASMA) under the theme “Reform and Renewal.” Scholars are invited to submit proposals for 20-minute papers to be presented at the conference, preferably in English. An abstract of a maximum of 200 words should be submitted before September 1, 2014, to Danica Summerlin (

On July 14–18, 2015, the Australian and New Zealand Association of Medieval and Early Modern Studies will hold its tenth biennial conference at the University of Queensland. The conference organizers...


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