Religious Liberty Conference


RE-ENGAGING HUMANAE VITAE, FEB 24-25 

In anticipation of the fiftieth anniversary of Paul VI’s Encyclical Letter Humanae Vitae in 2018, the third annual conference at the Stein Center for Social Research in Ave Maria University will take a rigorous and engaging new look at the encyclical, its reception, and its continuing relevance. The conference will bring together scholars from the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences to comment on the encyclical in light of developments since its initial publication, including Natural Family Planning, NaPro Technology, and theology of the body. Additionally, the conference will look at wider issues, from the role of Humanae Vitae in Catholic secularization to the encyclical’s form and genre. The Stein Center hopes that the contact and shared endeavor involved in the conference will foster and exemplify the integration of knowledge that Catholic scholars should aim for.

*Guests outside of Ave Maria University are asked to send the registration fee of $15 payable to “Ave Maria University” in the care of Dr. Michael Breidenbach, 5050 Ave Maria Blvd., Ave Maria, FL 34142.

Directions

Ave Maria University is located east of Naples, FL

Address:

5050 Ave Maria Boulevard, Ave Maria, FL 34142-9505

By Plane:

Ave Maria is accessible by Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Ft. Myers, FL or from Naples Municipal Airport. Private airports are also located in Immokalee and Marco Island.

By Car:

From Miami-Fr. Lauderdale

Take I-75 West to Exit 80, FL 29. Go right on FL 29 north towards Immokalee for 10 miles. Make a left turn on Oil Well Road/858. The Sunniland County Store is on the corner of the intersection. Proceed 5 miles, the entrance to Ave Maria (Ave Maria Blvd) is on the right. The University and Town Center is approximately 3 miles north of entrance.

From Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)

Exit the airport and follow signs to I-75. Proceed south on I-75 to Exit 111 (Immokalee Road) and proceed east 10 miles to Oil Well Road. Turn right (east) onto Oil Well Road and go 10 miles. The entrance to Ave Maria (Ave Maria Blvd) is on the left. The University and Town Center is approximately 3 miles north of entrance.

Tampa – 175 miles

Miami – 150 miles

Fort Lauderdale – 110 miles

Fort Myers – 35 miles

Naples – 17 miles

Bonita Springs – 25 miles

Hotels (Ask for Ave Maria friends’ rate):

Best Western

6400 Dudley Drive, Naples FL

(888) 679-6655

Conveniently located at I-75 and Exit 107 Pine Ridge Road

Distance from Ave Maria University: 28.1 miles, about 40 minutes

 

Comfort Inn & Suites

3860 Tollgate Boulevard, Naples, FL 34114

(800) 277-7517; (239) 353-9500

Conveniently located at I-75 and exit 101

Distance from Ave Maria University: 28.3 miles, about 48 minutes

Hampton Inn

2630 Northbrooke Plaza Drive, Naples, FL  34119
(800) 426-7866; (239) 596-1299

Conveniently located at I-75 and Exit 111 Immokalee Road

Distance from Ave Maria University: 23 miles, about 35 minutes

Hawthorn Suites

3557 Pine Ridge Road, Naples, FL  34109

(800) 527-1133; (239) 593-1300

Conveniently located at I-75 and Exit 107 Pine Ridge Road – 1 mile west

Distance from Ave Maria University: 29.0 miles, about 46 minutes

Spring Hill Suites by Marriott

3798 White Lake Blvd, Naples, FL 34117

(239- 352-2234

Conveniently located at I-75 and Exit 101

Distance from Ave Maria University: 27.6 miles, about 37 minutes