NEW HAVEN - Albertus Magnus College’s 2014-15 St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture Series
opens at 5:15 p.m. Nov. 12, with "Toni Harris, O.P., giving the St. Albert the
Great lecture, 'Religious Iconography through the Lens of the Dominican
Charism,'" according to a release.
"The talk will explore the significance of
religious icons through the 'sacred windows to the Divine,' the release said
The St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture is made possible through the Marie Louise Bianchi ’31 Fund, the release said. It is free and open to the public.
"Sr. Toni is a former Promoter for Justice and
Peace for Dominican Sisters International.
In that role from 2007 to last year, she visited Dominican Sisters in 48
countries, promoting the conviction that working for a more just and peaceful
world is integral to the Dominican vocation."
former president of the Dominican Leadership Conference, she also worked
with the Oneida People on the Oneida Reservation in Wisconsin, the release said. " She was director of the Anawim Center of the
Archdiocese of Chicago, which serves the city’s Native American community.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in art education from Edgewood College
and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of
Nov. 12 lecture launches the third annual series and will be held at the
Hubert Campus Center on the New Haven campus from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. For more details and to reserve a place, go
to albertus.edu/alumni/ or call 203-773-8502.
Also in the release: Future
talks in the series are on January 26, 2015 (snow date January 28), “A Teacher
and Two Students: Albert, Thomas Aquinas and Meister Eckhart,” by Dr. Denys
Turner, teacher scholar and author of “Thomas Aquinas: A Portrait (2013); and
on April 15, 2015, The Vision of Pope Francis: A Church More Merciful.
Missionary and Welcoming,” by Theresa Rickard, O.P., President of RENEW
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