An Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II – An Evening with George Weigel

Please join us for this special event with renowned theologian, intellectual, author, and speaker George Weigel. Mr. Weigel will be speaking about the life of St. John Paul II from his most recently published book, “Lessons in Hope: My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II .” Admission to this event is free!

Admission to this event is free, but we do recommend carpooling to this event due to limited parking in Old Town.


George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is a Catholic theologian and one of America’s leading public intellectuals. He holds EPPC’s William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies.

Mr. Weigel is the author or editor of some twenty other books, including The End and the Beginning: Pope John Paul II—The Victory of Freedom, the Last Years, the Legacy (Doubleday, 2010); Practicing Catholic: Essays Historical, Literary, Sporting, and Elegiac (Crossroad, 2012); Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Church (Basic, 2013); Roman Pilgrimage: The Station Churches (Basic, 2013) and City of Saints: A Pilgrimage to John Paul II’s Kraków (Image, 2015). His essays, op-ed columns, and reviews appear regularly in major opinion journals and newspapers across the United States. A frequent guest on television and radio, he is also Senior Vatican Analyst for NBC News. His weekly column, “The Catholic Difference,” is syndicated to eighty-five newspapers and magazines in seven countries.

Mr. Weigel received a B.A. from St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore and an M.A. from the University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto. He is the recipient of eighteen honorary doctorates in fields including divinity, philosophy, law, and social science.

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