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People and Places logoSaint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad will present the 26th annual John S. and Virginia Marten Lecture and Workshop in Homiletics on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and Wednesday, Oct. 5, on the Saint Meinrad campus. This year’s lecturer is Father Gregory Heille, OP, promoter of preaching for the Dominican Central Province and professor of homiletics and academic dean at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis. The lecture will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. CDT on Tuesday in St. Bede Theater. The topic of the evening presentation is “The Power of Liminality in Pope Francis, Priest and Preacher.” The Wednesday homiletics workshop will be held on the Saint Meinrad campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CDT. While there is no cost for the lecture or workshop, reservations are requested. Those desiring overnight housing can call Guest Services at 812-357-6467. For more information, e-mail Richard Stern, professor of homiletics, at

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and the staff of the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice invite all to join them for a harvest celebration from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the White Violet Center garden. Several events have been planned, including storytelling around a campfire, live music, cornhole games, a tomato toss, chicken bingo, hayrides, local barbecue, organic vegetables grown at the center, a beer and wine garden and fellowship with new and old friends. Live music will be provided by The Highland Reunion, Solly Burton, Acoustic Crowe, Tom Roznowski, Josh Price and Chris Weber. The alpacas from White Violet Farm Alpacas also will stop by for a visit. Meals will include barbecued ribs, pulled pork, hot dogs, brisket and chicken, in addition to sides, desserts and beverages. Food will be provided by Rick’s Smokehouse, the Backroad’s Cafe, Butler’s Pantry and others. Cost is $25 for adults, $10 for children ages 4 to 12 and free for children ages 3 and younger. Registration is available online at or by calling 812-535-2932 or e-mailing The White Violet Center is a ministry of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. It is located at the sisters’ motherhouse, just northwest of downtown Terre Haute.

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