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Cabrini University’s Campus Ministry Department is excited to announce our speaker lineup for the Catholic Lecture Series during the spring semester. The department will welcome four experts in their respected fields to share their gifts and talents with the community. All lectures will be held in our chapel with a virtual option. Click here for directions to the Bruckmann Memorial Chapel of Saint Joseph

Each speaker will use Campus Ministry’s theme, Shoulder to Shoulder, as their foundation for their conversations with our community.

The Catholic Lecture Series is made possible by a grant from the Ambassador's Fund for Catholic Education, the successor name to the Archdiocesan Educational Fund. This charitable organization was created and funded by Matthew H. McCloskey Jr. (1893-1973), building contractor and U.S. Ambassador to Ireland (1962-64), in 1967 to advance Catholic education and evangelization throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The name of the Fund changed in February 2020.

Spring 2022

January 14

Title: Mission Integration in a Pluralistic World
Presenter: Tracey Lamont, PhD, Assistant Professor of Religious Education and Young Adult Ministry
Date: January 14
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm (Faculty and Staff only)
Location: ONLINE (Zoom)

Tracey Lamont, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Religious Education and Young Adult Ministry, Loyola University, New Orleans. Tracey earned her MA and PhD degrees in Religion and Religious Education from Fordham University and specializes in curriculum development, youth and young adult ministry, and religious education.

Before coming to Loyola University, Tracey served in parishes as a youth and young adult minister and coordinated Confirmation programs. 

While living in Florida, Tracey taught religion, social studies, and epistemology in high school and taught theology and religion courses at the undergraduate level. Her research examines how constructive-developmental theory can help religious educators explore new ways to think about young adult moral development in a complex global society.

She is a member of the Religious Education Association and has presented papers on young adult moral development and pedagogical practices in Catholic high schools.

Tracey served as a committee member for the National Dialogue on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment from 2017-2019, and has been a member of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops National Young Adult Advisory Team since 2017. She also serves as member of the board of directors for the National Institute for Ministry with Young Adults.


February 9

Title: Bringing Friendship Back
Presenter: Ms. Victoria Weekley
Date: February 9
Time: 4:00pm
Location: ONLINE (Zoom)

Since 2018, Victoria Weekley has served as Program Coordinator for the Salesian Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, where she works with high school-aged youths and those who minister to them in the Province of St. Philip the Apostle.

Vicky graduated from the University of West Florida (Pensacola) in 2018 with a BA in psychology and a minor in substance abuse. She is currently enrolled in Loyola University of New Orleans’ online program for a Master’s in pastoral studies.


March 9

Title: Made for Mission
Presenter: Mr. Ryan O’Hara
Date: March 9
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Bruckmann Memorial Chapel of Saint Joseph

Ryan O’Hara serves as the Content Director for Saint Paul’s Outreach, a national Catholic organization that ministers to college students on campus. He is passionate about seeing Catholics come alive in Christ, grow to spiritual maturity, and become apostles to the people in their life. Ryan has a BA degree in History from William Jewell College and an MA in Theology from the University of Notre Dame. He and his wife, Jill, live in West St. Paul, Minn., and are parents to four sons.


April 6

Title: Braving the Thin Places: Celtic Wisdom to Create a Space for Grace
Presenter: Mrs. Julianne Stanz
Date: April 6  
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Bruckmann Memorial Chapel of Saint Joseph

Julianne Stanz is a nationally known speaker, retreat leader, storyteller, and the Director of New Evangelization for the Diocese of Green Bay and a consultant to the USCCB Committee on Catechesis and Evangelization.

Irish Seanfhocal (old word):

An rud nach fiú é a lorg, ní fiú í a fháil.
Translation: What is not worth seeking is not worth finding.

Hello Friends,

I believe that life is a sacred adventure, a pilgrim road where we travel together sharing the gift of precious stories. Won’t you join me on this journey

My life, like most people’s, is a wild messy place where God is at work. For over twenty years I have spoken throughout the world on the topic of faith, spirituality and ministry integrating lessons from my Celtic roots into my talks, seminars, retreats and writings. In packed conference halls filled with people from all walks of life and religious traditions, to small rooms filled with ordinary-extraordinary people, I have spoken of the power of faith and spirituality in a way that is as accessible and familiar as sharing a lovely cup of coffee or tea on a damp day.

Those who come to my retreats, talks and seminars share their hopes and dreams but also their exhaustion and weariness with life, with their faith and many times with God. At the heart of my life and ministry is a desire to encourage others as fellow pilgrims journeying on the road of life together. The word “encourage” comes from the old French and means to “put heart into” and I strive to infuse my writings, talks and retreats with snippets of spiritual wisdom sprinkled with a dose of Irish hospitality and humor.

I grew up in a picturesque village set in the Wicklow Mountains and have been profoundly influenced by my life in Ireland and the witness of saints such as St. Patrick and St. Brigid. The prayers and traditions of ancient Ireland settled into my bones, carried me through many struggles and strengthened the practice of my Catholic faith.

The ancient Irish, known for their love of threshold places, places at the edge of life such as Sceilig Mhicil off the coast of Co. Kerry, were never afraid to explore God in the known and also the wild barren edges of life. We should not be afraid either. God that was near and dear to saints and sinners of all generations, is the same God who can be near to us as well.

Each one of us has places in our own lives where we feel God’s presence in a way that stirs our soul. Searching for God is an act of abandonment, a wild adventure where we leave the known for the unknown, the comfortable for the uncomfortable, in short, we step outside of our comfort zones. As the Irish wise word or seanfhocal says “what is not worth seeking is not worth finding.” So join me on this journey as together we dip into this pilgrim space where a great lake of spiritual wisdom awaits.

Beannachtai (Blessings),