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Mount Saint Mary’s CDI presents Lenten lecture series

Feb 9th, 2015 | By | Category: General Interest

Mount Saint Mary College’s Catholic and Dominican Institute will host a trio of talks to help the faithful get ready for the Lenten season.

“Preparing for a Good Lenten Season” will take place on February 17 at 7 p.m.; “Dominican Spirituality in the Lenten Season” will be explored on February 18 at 6 p.m.; and “This Lent, Are We Coming or Going?” will begin on February 19 at 7 p.m.

All three talks, given by Sr. Ann Willits, OP, will be held on campus in the Dominican Center, room 218. They are free and open to the public.

Sr. Willits, a Dominican Sister from Sinsinawa, Wis. is a preacher, poet, writer, and lecturer. She has headed parish missions, retreats, and conferences throughout the world, including the United States, South America, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Europe.

She received her bachelor’s degree from Rosary College, her master’s degree from St. Thomas University, and she completed post-graduate study at Marquette University.

Sr. Willits was also a high school English teacher and administrator, served for nine years on the general council of her congregation, and was director of “Parable,” a national conference for Dominican life and mission, for more than 20 years.

The Mount’s Catholic and Dominican Institute, directed by assistant professor of philosophy Charles Zola, promotes the college’s heritage of St. Dominic; advances the Dominican charism of study and service; provides a forum for discussion of contemporary ethical issues; and enhances Catholic and Jewish dialogue.

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