Called to be Lovers of Truth and Workers of Justice - Elizabeth Davis, RSM

04/02/2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Embedded in Scripture, Echoes through the Ages, Crying out Today - Elizabeth Davis, RSM

Elizabeth Davis, RSMElizabeth Davis, RSMMary Ward (founder of the Loretto Sisters) urged her followers in her seventeenth century world to become “lovers of truth and workers of justice”. Jewish Rabbis, before the tenth century, spoke about the tripod that held firm the foundations of the world: ‘emet (truth), din (justice) and shalom (peace). Grace Aguilar, Frances Elizabeth King, Catherine McAuley and Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, four women readers of the Bible from four different religious traditions (Jewish, Anglican, Catholic and Quaker/Moravian) in the early nineteenth century, spoke about mercy, peace, wisdom and justice in their challenges to their contemporaries to effect social change in a world of poverty, slavery, discrimination and war. These women and men used words woven throughout their Scriptures to describe God and to articulate visions for human action: ‘emet (truth), din (justice), hesed (faithfulness), rachamin (compassion), shalom (peace) and hokmah (wisdom). What do these same words say to women and men today as we seek to transform society and religious tradition to respond to the frontiers of this twenty-first century: suffering people, women, earth and multi-faiths?

400th Anniversary Lecture Series

Mary Ward, founder of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1585 - 1645)Mary Ward, founder of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1585 - 1645)The Legacy of Mary Ward

The Loretto Sisters in conjunction with the Continuing Education Department of the University of St. Michael’s College are offering a series of three lectures to celebrate the establishment of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary by its founder, Mary Ward.

January 28th, February 4th and February 11th of 2010 at 7p.m.

Location: TBA

Reservations by e-mail: continuinged [dot] stmikes [at] utoronto [dot] ca