Photo Gallery

James F. Kenney Prize Winner

2019 Recipient of the James F. Kenney Prize, presented by the Canadian Catholic Historical Association

Left to Right: Prof. Barry MacKenzie (St FX Professor History & Catholic Studies), Kenzie MacNeil (Kenney Prize recipient), Dr. Peter Ludlow (President, Canadian Catholic Historical Association and St FX Adjunct Professor of Catholic Studies)


Convocation 2019

2019 Recipient of the Catherine & Archie MacPhee Memorial Award for Catholic Studies

 Professor Barry MacKenzie (representing the Catholic Studies Advisory Committee) and Kenzie MacNeil (prize winner)


2019 Keynote Speaker and Award Presentations 

2019 Recipients of the Catherine and Archie MacPhee Awards and the Rev. B.A. MacDonald Memorial Bursaries

Left ro Right: Joseph MacMaster, Abigail Law, Hannah Krebs, Jamie Samson, Clare Quirk, Emily Matthews,
Kenzie MacNeil, Catherine Culhane, Sarah Furness and William Kehoe.

Dr. Peter Ludlow, President of the Canadian Catholic Historical Association, presented an engaging talk entitled "Trouble and Complaint: The Catholic Church and the Mi’kmaq of eastern Nova Scotia."


Nov. 2019 Launch of "Venerable Objects: The Material Culture of Catholicism in Antigonish"


Students in CATH 298: Catholicism in Canada, under the supervision of Professor Barry MacKenzie,
curated an exhibit at the Antigonish Heritage Museum which opened November 2018 and included 30 objects from 7 different local collections. The students are pictured here with Prof. MacKenzie and Bishop Brian Dunn.

CATH 298 Student Kenzie MacNeil explains to Dr. Suzanne Stewart the significance of her artifacts.

One of two display cases featuring artifacts connected to the CATH 298 exhibit.


2018 Recipients of the Catherine and Archie MacPhee Awards and the Rev. B.A. MacDonald Memorial Bursaries

Left to right: Tane Caubo, Leah Gray, William Kehoe, Kenzie MacNeil, Adam Morin, Thomas Prillo, Clare Quirk, Jamie Samson, Christina Turay, Emma Vossen and Aidan Wallace. Missing from the photo is Hannah Krebs.


Roundtable Discussion
"Nature & Creation: Pope Francis on care of our Common House."
Thursday, 28 January 2016

A roundtable discussion and Q & A session,
Drs. Steven Baldner, Santo Dodaro, William Sweet and Sr. Joanne O'Regan, CSM.

Panel participants (l-r), Dr. Joanne O'Regan, Dr. Steven Baldner and Dr. Santo Dodaro

Dr. William Sweet

Dr. Santo Dodaro

Dr. Steven Baldner

2016 recipients of the Rev. B. A. MacDonald Memorial Bursary and the Catherine and Archie MacPhee prizes
Front row (l-r): Kenzie MacNeil, Clare Bekkers, Caitlin Thomas, Katherine Bekkers and Hannah Keller.
Back row: Brandan Tran, Father Andrew Gillies, Adam Morin, Dr. William Sweet, Sam MacDonald and Bishop Brian Dunn.


Convocation 2015 

2015 Recipient of the C. & A MacPhee Memorial Award for Catholic Studies

 Left to Right: Dr. Suzanne Stewart, Natasha Purcell (prize winner) and
Dr. William Sweet (Co-ordinator of Catholic Studies).


Archived News and Photos

* Pictures from a talk given in 2007 by Dr. Peter Coffman of the Department of Art, Queen’s University, Kingston. On February 19, to a packed house, Dr Coffman gave a presentation entitled “Camino: A Modern Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela," whichcombined stories, images, and music, related to his journey, in May-June 2004, along the medieval pilgrimage road from south-central France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

* Pictures from a talk given in the fall of 2006 by Dr Paul J. Griffiths, Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Catholic Studies and a member of the Department of Classics & Mediterranean Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr Griffiths gave two lectures at St Francis Xavier. On Thursday, September 29, he spoke in Immaculata Auditorium on : “Curiosity as a Vice.” On Friday, September 30, he spoke on "The Future of the Study of Religion in the Academy".

* Pictures from a talk given by Prof. Peter Burnell, Department of History and Classics, University of Saskatchewan on Wednesday March 16, 2005. The title of Prof. Burnell's talk was “Just War and Pacifism in Early Christianity.”

* Photos from a student presentation titled "StFX @ World Youth Day: A Witness to Hope" (co-sponsored by the Catholic Studies Program and Chaiplaincy) (January 2003).

* Pictures from a party in honor of 2003 graduating Catholic Studies majors and minors.

* Article and photo from a lecture by Dr. Philip Wiebe (Trinity Western University, Langley, BC) entitled "The Shroud of Turin: Authenticity and Significance for Theology" (September 2002).

* The winners of the 2002 Rev. B.A. MacDonald Memorial Bursary.

* Article and photo from a lecture by Dr. Dan Cere (Director of the Newman Institute of Catholic Studies, McGill University), entitled "Priests, Prophets and Kings: Newman's Vision of the Lay Vocation" (Nov. 5, 2001)

* Article about the Rev. B. A. MacDonald Memorial Bursary (Sep 26, 2001).

* Photos from the 2001 Christian Culture Lecture Series by Rev. Dr. Arthur Peacocke (Oxford University) and his seminar with students taking CATH 320 (Science and Christianity)

* Mr. Victor De Gagne, the winner of the first Rev. B. A. MacDonald Memorial Bursary (2001)

* Photos from a lecture by John Patrick, M.D., University of Ottawa, entitled "Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide" (Feb. 7, 2001) and co-sponsored by the Catholic Studies Program and the Philosophy Department.

* Photos from a Panel on the Catholic-Lutheran Doctrine on Justification (Nov. 9, 2000). Co-sponsored by the Catholic Studies Program and the Religious Studies Department

* Photos from a lecture by Rev. Dr. Brian Daley, S.J. (University of Notre Dame), "Thinking in Millennia: How Early Christians Faced the End of the World," held on October 24, 1999 and sponsored by the Catholic Studies and Classical Studies Programs.

* Photos from a Catholic Studies/Religious Studies social, held on October 5, 1999.

* Read an interview the local newspaper, The Casket, made with Dr. Turcescu in 1999 and see a photo with most Catholic Studies faculty and staff at the time.