Founder’s Day at Cabrini honors the birthday of the College’s founder, Sister Ursula Infante, MSC (1897‑2001).
Cabrini marks Founder’s Day with a presentation by a scholar or activist, someone who embodies the Cabrinian legacy of making God’s visible through active social‑justice work.
On Tuesday, February 18th, 2014, Bishop Ricardo Ramirez will speak on "Crossing Borders in a Transitional World: Justice and Migration."
Founder's Day Lecture This year’s speaker is Bishop Ricardo Ramirez, CSB, the first Bishop of Las Cruces, who will speak about immigration reform and his work in the U.S./Mexican border area of El Paso/Ciudad Juarez.
His address, "Crossing Borders in a Transitional World: Justice and Migration," will focus on how Catholic Social Teaching from Papal encyclicals, as well as Mexican and U.S. pastoral letters, calls us to transform the political and economic practices both north and south of the U.S./Mexico border to:
Bishop Ramirez, a native of Bay City, Texas, throughout his ministry has been committed to putting Catholic social teaching into action.
He has served on the following committees for the U.S Catholic Conference of Bishops: The Church in Latin America, The Catholic Campaign for Human Development, and The Committee on Liturgy.
In addition he has served his country in the following roles: Commissioner, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom; Member, New Mexico Advisory Committee to the U.S Commission on Civil Rights; and Member, U.S. State Department Advisory Committee on Religious Freedom Abroad.
This annual event is sponsored by Wolfington Center, Cabrini’s home for service learning and Catholic social teaching.
Founder's Day Events In addition to the Lecture, Bishop Ramirez will be meeting with members of the Cabrini community:
Coffee and Doughnuts with the BishopWednesday, February 19, 11:15 a.m. to noon in the MansionAny members of the Cabrini community (students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners) should feel free to stop by and meet the Bishop.
Lunch with the Bishop - RSVPWednesday, February 19, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Wolfington CenterStudents are invited to join us for pizza and discussion of immigration, social justice, Catholic Social Teaching, and any other issues raised by the Bishop or students.
For more information, please contact Ann Marie Barr at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-902-8431.
Sister Helen Prejean, death-penalty abolitionist and author of Dead Man Walking
Immigration-rights activist Jim Claffey
Rev. Fred Kammer, Catholic social-justice expert and author of Doing Faithjustice
Dr. Robert Bullard, widely regarded as the “father of environmental justice”
Directions to Cabrini College are available at cabrini.edu/Directions.
For more information, contact the Wolfington Center at Wolfington@cabrini.edu.