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Myser Initiative welcomes Co-chair of Global Peace Initiative of Women

Joan Chittister, OSB, will deliver the eighth annual Myser Initiative lecture.
Joan Chittister, OSB, will deliver the eighth annual Myser Initiative lecture.
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St. Catherine University’s Eighth Annual Myser Lecture welcomes international lecturer and author Joan Chittister, OSB, Thursday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m., in The O'Shaughnessy on the University’s St. Paul campus.

Sister Joan will address: "Going Forward with Hope and Courage: The Role of the Public Thinker in Church and Society."

The lecture is free but tickets are required and will be available at The O’Shaughnessy Box Office in early September.

International champion of peace and spirituality

Joan Chittister, OSB, is an internationally known writer and lecturer. She currently serves as co-chair of the Global Peace Initiative of Women, a partner organization of the United Nations, facilitating a worldwide network of women peace builders.

Sister Joan is a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, PA, and has written 50 books. Her latest books include Following The Path: The Search for a life of passion, purpose and joy,(Random House), Happiness (Wm. Eerdmans), and The Way of The Cross (Orbis).

She has received numerous awards for her work for justice, peace, and equality, especially for women in church and in society.

 She is also  the executive director of Benetvision: a resource and research center for contemporary spirituality located in Erie. She served as prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie for 12 years.

Her doctorate is from Penn State University in speech communications theory and she was an elected-fellow of St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge University.

More about the Myser Initiative

The Myser Initiative on Catholic Identity annually brings professionals who exemplify in their life and work the values and principles inherent in the Catholic Identity of St. Catherine University. The initiative infuses Catholic perspectives and understandings more deeply into the curriculum and daily life on campus. Workshops and discussion groups promote greater depth of thought, inquiry, sharing, listening, dialog and understanding about the Catholic faith and understanding the great spiritual resources alive and accessible in every religion.

Aug. 22, 2014 by Julie Michener with information supplied.

See also: Alumnae/i, Catholic Identity, Leadership, Social Justice