Women making a difference

Day1A six-week series of lectures at The Lay Centre will explore the unique contribution women have made to the Church. It will focus on some of the women Doctors of the Church: Catherine of Siena, Thérèse of Lisieux and Teresa of Avila. The program will include some recent women, as diverse as Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Dorothy Day, and Flannery O’Connor.

Paul Murray, O.P., Míceál O’Neill, O.Carm., Patrizia Morgante, Michael Paul Gallagher, S.J., and Donna Orsuto will lead the sessions. They will explore together creative ways women and men might make a difference in the Church and in society in the 21st century by sharing the Gospel of Joy together. The last session, designed as a workshop, will include a medieval luncheon that includes cooking ideas from Hildegard of Bingen.

The weekly meetings start on 16 October, from 9:30 to 12:00. The other dates are 23, 30 October and 6, 13 and 20 November 2014.

For more information and registration, contact: info@laycentre.org

16 October
St. Catherine of Siena: Freedom to Praise, to Bless, to Preach
With Paul Murray, O.P.

23 October
Where Love and Beauty Meet:  A Taste of Carmel
With Míceál O´Neill, O.Carm.

30 October
St. Teresa of Avila and Dorothy Day: Women of Prayer and Action                                        With Donna Orsuto

6 November
Flannery O’Connor: From prayer to provocation
With Michael Paul Gallagher, S.J.

13 November
A Graced Bewilderment: The Dark Night of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
With Paul Murray, O.P.

20 November, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (including a Medieval Lunch)
Workshop and lunch: Women and Men: Working Together to Share the Gospel of Joy Today
With Patrizia Morgante and Míceál O´Neill, O.Carm.

Please be sure to RSVP for this session no later than 18 November.

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