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Mother UrsulaMother Ursula Lecture

The Mother Ursula Lecture honors the birthday of Cabrini’s founder, Sister Ursula Infante, MSC (1897‑2001).  

We mark the occasion by presenting the Cor Jesu Award, and toasting Mother Ursula with her favorite treat: a slice of cake and a sip of beer.  The award is presented to a scholar or practitioner who embodies the Cabrinian legacy of making God visible through active social justice word, and we ask them to share their insights through the lecture in Feburary.

 

2019 Mother Ursula Infante Memorial Lecture
“FROM ABUSE TO HEALING”

Teresa Pitt Green
Founder, The Healing Voices and Spirit Fire

Teresa Pitt Green, a survivor of clergy abuse and advocate for other survivors, will deliver this year’s Mother Ursula lecture.  Together with Fr. Lewis Fiorelli, OSFS, Provincial of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, she has helped to bring healing and agency to those abused by priests in diocese across the country.  Their book Veronica’s Veil: Spiritual Companionship for Survivors of Abuse is based on their workshops, bringing together spiritual and psychological care for both ministers and survivors. For more on their work, see her interview with the Pontifical Gregorian University’s Center for Child Protection.

Ms. Pitt Green’s lecture is the keynote for this spring’s LIVING JUSTICE in the American Catholic Church lecture series. Sponsored by the Wolfington Center at Cabrini University, this year’s theme is “From Abuse to Healing: Catholic Leadership in the Church and the World.”  It will feature two panel discussions with pastors, leaders, and researchers discussing Catholic leadership following the abuse and oversight crisis on Monday, March 11th and Monday, April 1st

For more information please email Dr. Ray Ward, Interim Director of the Wolfington Center: rew68@cabrini.edu.  RSVPs are welcome but not necessary, please contact Megan Norris: mln49@cabrini.edu

This annual event is sponsored by the Wolfington Center and the Center for Global Learning.


Previous Honorees

  • Joseph Cornelius Donelly, Permanent Delegate to the United Nations, Caritas Internationalis
  • Dr. Carolyn Woo, former President & CEO, Catholic Relief Services
  • Chandreyee Banerje, country director Catholic Relief Services
  • Dr. Richard Miller, Creighton University
  • Bishop Ramirez, CSB, the first Bishop of Las Cruces and member of the U.S. State Department Advisory Committee on Religious Freedom Abroad
  • 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”

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Discover Cabrini University's strategic plan for diversification, sustainable growth, and expanded outreach.