Historical Pamphlets Collection @ Beran Library

Did you know the Beran Library has two separate pamphlet collections? During a standard weeding project in 2012, the pamphlet collection was divided into current and topical pamphlets which were subsequently cataloged and can circulate, and the historical pamphlets collections. Thus, the Cardinal Library Historical Pamphlets Collection was born. 

Check out the new LibGuide on our webpage detailing our Historical Pamphlets Collection. This collection is open for research! Follow the link below to access the guide:

http://beran.libguides.com/histpamphlets

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Here are just a few of the many pamphlets in our collection!

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Catholic Intellectual Tradition Lecture Series: “Hidden Gifts: Psychological Functions of Spiritual and Religious Engagement”

The Catholic Intellectual Tradition @ St. Mary’s lecture series continues this Spring with “Hidden Gifts: Psychological Functions of Spiritual and Religious Engagement” by Dr. Elizabeth Maynard, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of St. Thomas.

This lecture will be held Tuesday, April 1 at 4:00 PM in the 2nd floor reading room of the Cardinal Beran Library. The lecture is free and open to the entire St. Mary’s, University of Thomas and Cardinal Beran Library; no reservation is required. As always, refreshments will be provided following the presentation.

Please attend so the Library can continue to host great events like this in the future. For more information please email the Beran Library (beran@smseminary.com) or call us at 713-686-4345 x265.

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Spring Break Hours at Beran

From Saturday, March 8 – Sunday, March 16, the Beran Library will observe reduced hours:

Monday: 8:30 – 5:00 PM

Tuesday: 8:30 – 5:00 PM

Wednesday: 8:30 – 5:00 PM

Thursday: 8:30 – 5:00 PM

Friday: 8:30 – 5:00 PM

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

Plan your library use accordingly!

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St. John’s Bible Exhibit and Event

Come by and see the Beran Library’s St. John’s Bible currently on display in the library’s foyer. The Saint John’s Bible is the first completely handwritten illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine Abbey since the invention of the printing press. Consisting of seven volumes, the Saint John’s Bible was crafted using the techniques found in illuminated manuscripts, including the use of calf-skin vellum and gold leaf. The script used in the Bible was created especially for it by master calligrapher and artistic director of the St. John’s Bible, Donald Jackson.

In addition, come to the Nold Education Center at St. Mary’s Seminary the evening of Friday, February 28 for the viewing of the Saint John’s Bible, Heritage Edition. The Heritage Edition, limited to only 299 signed and numbered sets, is a full-sized reproduction of the original Saint John’s Bible. The University of St. Thomas is one of only a handful of universities to own a Heritage Edition copy.

The viewing of the Heritage Edition Bible will begin at 7 pm and will be followed at 7:30 by a presentation by St. Mary’s Associate Professor of Theology Bob O’Connor, Ph.D. A reception will follow Dr. O’Connor’s presentation and light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. Bringing guests is welcomed and encouraged! Viewing this gorgeous piece of religious and artistic expression is an opportunity not to be missed. For more information on this event, email stmuhoustonalumnichapter@gmail.com.

 

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Beran Library’s St. John’s Bible display.

 

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Catholic Intellectual Tradition Lecture Series

The fall semester brings the Cardinal Beran Library’s second lecture as part of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition @ St. Mary’s. Our first lecture in the spring was a success and we are hoping to continue the trend.

On Monday, October 21, 2013 at 4:00 pm the Library will be hosting Dr. Charles Stewart, Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of St. Thomas, and his lecture “Physical Transcendence: Modern Art and the Rise of Neo-Thomism.” The lecture is free and open to the entire St. Mary’s, University of Thomas, and Cardinal Beran Library; no reservation is required. Light refreshment will be provided immediately following the presentation.

Please attend so the Library can continue to host great events like this in the future. For more information please email the Beran Library (beran@smseminary.com) or call us at 713-686-4345 x265.

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2nd Annual Cardinal Beran Library Booksale

The beginning of the fall semester means that it is time for the second annual Library book sale. Last year the sale was a huge success for the St. Mary’s community and for the Beran Library.

This summer we undertook a large weeding process and as a result have great books to sell at steep discounts! Included this year are Anchor Bibles, biblical commentaries, and hardback fiction novels.

The book sale will be on the first floor of the Cardinal Beran Library at St. Mary’s Seminary from September 18 thru the 22. This year we are kicking off the sale with a party on Wednesday, September 18 from 4-7pm. Wednesday afternoon will be when the sale is open to the public and the inventory revealed. All sales are first come, first serve and there are no reservations. Come early for the best selection!

As a special incentive for our wonderful Facebook friends, every friend will receive a VIP pass to visit the sale four hours early, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Becoming the Beran Library’s friend on Facebook is the best way to ensure you will have access to the best of the best books. In addition (because really, we love our FB friends), one lucky friend will win a $5 gift certificate for the book sale. With our crazy insane prices, $5 can potentially buy a lot of books!

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by | September 12, 2013 · 8:17 pm

Welcome Back Students!

Welcome back to all of our returning students and welcome to our new students. The Cardinal Beran Library updated many of our policies over the summer and we are all ecstatic to share them with you in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to the blog to learn about everything new we have to offer.

First (and maybe most importantly) due to overwhelming demand, the Library has expanded our hours. Monday – Wednesday we will now be open until 10 pm! Visit our website to find our complete listing of hours.

Here’s to a wonderful semester!

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