George Weigel’s 15th Annual William E. Simon Lecture

15th Annual William E. Simon Lecture

Kraków: The City Where the 20th Century Happened


George Weigel, EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow and William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies

In this, his 15th Annual William E. Simon Lecture, George Weigel will draw out lessons for today from the history of a city which experienced the drama of the 20th century in a unique way: Kraków, Poland. Having suffered terribly under both Nazi and communist occupations, Kraków was also the place where the divine answer to that unprecedented human wickedness was given, in the visions of the divine mercy that seized the religious imagination of an obscure Polish nun, Sister Faustina Kowalska. And it was from Kraków that there came a man who brought Sister Faustina’s message of divine mercy to the world, Pope St. John Paul II.

This lecture is open to registered guests only. For more information, or to inquire about registration, call 202-715-3512 or email [email protected].