Aparecida – Sao Paulo, Brazil (Wednesday, 06/24/2015, Gaudium Press) “Iconography of Aparecida – The theology of the Image of Our Lady Aparecida” will be the theme of the IX Conference on Mariology to take place between the 10 and 13 of September at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, organized by the Academia Maria de Aparecida.
The theme is in line with the preparatory period in view of the 2017 Jubilee, celebrating the 300 years of the discovery of the statue of Our Lady of Aparecida.
Considered as a university course, the conference is being organized by the Marian Academy, in partnership with the Dehonian Faculty of Taubaté, in the interior of State of São Paulo.
In addition, participants will gather for reflection and studies on the person of the Virgin Mary, its role in divine revelation and Christian discipleship in the Church.
The Marian Academy, founded on July 16, 1985, is intended to call the attention on the devotion to the Patron Saint of Brazil, using their search tools in the production of theoretical theological knowledge applicable in practical ways to the pastoral and evangelizing activities. (LMI)
From the Editor’s Desk at Gaudium Press with information from A12