The Center for Mission and Identity

Promotes and enhances the Catholic and Benedictine mission and identity within all facets of the institution through programming, policy, education and leadership formation.

Upcoming Events

Oct
13
Mesa Visiting Scholar Performance: Sarah E. Owens
Mesa Branch Campus
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Details

Mesa Visiting Scholar Performance: Sarah E. Owens

Date: October 13

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: Gillett Hall, Commuity Room

Contact: Anthony Cella    (480) 878-6702    acella@ben.edu

Event Description:

Sarah E. Owens is Professor of Spanish at College of Charleston. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona and she specializes in the writings of colonial and early modern Spanish nuns. Her research has taken her to the archives of Mexico, Spain, Chile, and the Vatican. In 2009 she published an award-winning edition of a Spanish nun’s travel account called “Journey of Five Capuchin Nuns.” Her most recent book, “Women of the Iberian Atlantic” (2012), won the award for Best Collaborative Project from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women. It is a co-edited collection of essays that explores the lives, places, and stories of women in the Iberian Atlantic between 1500 and 1800. Her current book project, “Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire,” is supported by a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Her teaching interests include women writers of Latin America – from the colonial period to present day. She has taught several courses in the Masters of Education program, the Honor’s program and often teaches Introduction to Latin American Studies. Owens is passionate about study abroad and has led College of Charleston students to Spain and Chile.

Oct
14
Conversatio Roundtable Discussions - Session 2
Main Campus in Lisle
3:00 PM
Event Details

Conversatio Roundtable Discussions - Session 2

Date: October 14

Time: 3:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Kindlon 4th Floor

Event Sponsor: Center for Mission and Identity

Contact: Tim Marin    630-829-6579    tmarin@ben.edu

Oct
18
Presentation: "Our Lady of Guadalupe: A Message of Liberation at the Heart of the Mexican-American Community"
Main Campus in Lisle
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Event Details

Presentation: "Our Lady of Guadalupe: A Message of Liberation at the Heart of the Mexican-American Community"

Date: October 18

Time: 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Goodwin 317

Event Sponsor: Intercultural Education, Campus Ministry, and the Center for Mission and Identity

Contact: Ms. Megan Benham    (630) 829-6049    mbenham@ben.edu

Event Description:

In 1999, St. John Paul II proclaimed Our Lady of Guadalupe as the Patroness of the Americas. Since her apparition on Mount Tepeyac in December 1531, Our Lady of Guadalupe has been the heart of the Mexican and Mexican-American people.  This presentation will explore the Guadalupe tradition historically and theologically as a message of liberation.

Professor Anthony Suarez-Abraham teaches Theology at Dominican University. He has held positions with both the Archdiocese of Miami and Chicago. His current research focuses on the figure of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Americas.

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MISSION AND IDENTITY
BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY

Alicia Cordoba Tait, D.M.A
Assistant to the President
for Mission Integration
Director, Center for Mission and Identity

Phone: (630) 829-6324
e-mail: cmi@ben.edu
5700 College Road Lisle IL, 60532