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Sister Act: Spiritual Mutuality on the Path To God
Monastic Sisters and Women Religious don't have a higher status. We all pray. How can we be of mutual service to others? What can we learn about vocation by understanding common and unique attributes between us?
Companions on a Journey invites you to a Lunch Conversation during which Peggy Thompson, Ph.D. will share with us some perspectives on the topic, "Spiritual Mutuality on the Path to God." One focus of her presentation and conversation among the participants will be a consideration of the gifts and skills women religious in the U.S. and the laity-all of whom are people of God--can offer each other. How might all of us together live our vocation through prayer and service and through walking constructively through challenging aspects of our lives such as personal relationships, sexuality, war, male-dominated society, and economic hardships?
This lunch conversation will provide opportunity to heighten awareness within our campus communtiy of the vocation and contribution of women religious and laity to people throughout the world. Peggy Thompson, Assocate Professor of History and Political Science, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and Sisters from Saint Benedict's Monastery will lead the conversation.
Register online today. Everyone is welcome, but seating is limited. There will be a $5 registration fee for last minute cancelations and no-shows.
Peggy (Margaret) Thompson
Margaret Thompson is associate professor of history specializing in the American presidency and Congress, women and religion, Catholic orders, and religion and politics. Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs in Syracuse University, Syracuse NY. She has written extensively on the Catholic Church -- nuns in particular -- and is currently writing The Yoke of Grace: American Nuns and Social Change, 1808-1917, a history of Catholic sisters in America. Thompson is also the author of The Spider Web: Congress and Lobbying in the Age of Grant. Thompson earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1979.
Thompson's presentation is in collaboration with the Koch Chair in Catholic Thought and Culture lecture "Memory and Resistance: Catholic Sisters and the Politics of Memory" 7:45 p.m., CSB Gorecki Conference Center, 204 (Campus contact: Ephrem Hollermann, OSB).