Feehan Memorial Library & McEssy Theological Resource Center
The mission of the University of St. Mary of the Lake Library is to support the education and formation of men for pastoral ministry as diocesan priests. This mission has been expanded to provide educational resources for separate diaconate and lay ministry programs, insuring competent graduates for the parishes and agencies of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Recognized as one of the 250 world’s greatest libraries by the American Library Association, the Feehan Memorial Library and McEssy Theological Resource Center contains over 200,000 volumes. Its notable collections include patristics, canon law, scripture, systematic theology, and church history.
April 24 2013
Writings of Pope Francis Now Available
The Library has begun to acquire books containing writings of Pope Francis. Cardinal Bergolio produced few monographs, but he contributed chapters or prefaces to many books over the past twenty-five years. Several of these are available for browsing in the bookcase labeled “Writings of Pope Francis” in the McEssy Center Gallery. Not surprisingly, publishers are rushing to prepare English translations of the Pope’s writings, and to publish biographical works. We will add these to the bookcase as they become available.
April 02 2013
Third Mundelein Authors Annual Reception
Join us on Wednesday April 10th from 2 to 4pm in the McEssy Gallery to celebrate the work of Very Rev. Thomas A. Baima, STD, Melanie Barrett, PhD, STD (cand.), Rev. Ronald T. Kunkel,STD, Rev. Edward T. Oakes, SJ, and Rev. James Presta, STD. Each author will give a brief presentation on his or her work. Copies of many titles will be available for purchase and signing by the authors. Refreshments will be served. Click on the title above for a list of featured works.
January 31 2013
First documents from Vatican Library go online
2013-01-31 Vatican Radio
(Vatican Radio) More than six centuries after it was founded by Pope Nicholas V, the Vatican Library announced this week that it has made a first selection of ancient manuscripts available for consultation online.The first 256 documents to be digitalised form part of a broader project to make a large section of this prestigious archive freely available to students, scholars, researchers and teachers. The library, founded in 1451, has been supported in this work of digitalisation by a £2 million grant from the Polonsky Foundation and other sponsors...