Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community dedicated to teaching and learning, scholarship and service, truth and justice, as inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition, the social teaching of the Church, and the principles of wisdom in the Rule of St. Benedict.
Benedictine University aspires to be a thought leader in Catholic higher education. We seek to provide a transformative and integrative educational experience grounded in Benedictine values, helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as engaged citizens who care for the earth, welcome people of diverse faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.
Promotes and enhances the Catholic and Benedictine mission and identity within all facets of the institution through programming, policy, education and leadership formation.
Date: October 13
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Gillett Hall, Commuity Room
Contact: Anthony Cella (480) 878-6702 email@example.com
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.
Date: October 14
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Kindlon 4th Floor
Event Sponsor: Center for Mission and Identity
Contact: Tim Marin 630-829-6579 firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: October 18
Time: 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Location: Goodwin 317
Event Sponsor: Intercultural Education, Campus Ministry, and the Center for Mission and Identity
Contact: Ms. Megan Benham (630) 829-6049 email@example.com
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.