Loading…
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Saturday, 2/9/2013

Women in Catholicism, Islam focus of lectures

A new lecture series at Lourdes University opens Sunday with “Feminine Models of Spirituality in Catholicism & Islam.”

Phyllis H. Kaminski, a professor at St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Ind., will talk about Jean Donovan, a lay missionary from Ohio killed along with three nuns by the National Guard in El Salvador in 1980. Ms. Kaminski will also discuss St. Therese of Lisieux, “the Little Flower,”a Carmelite nun proclaimed a saint in 1927 and named a doctor of the church by Pope John Paul II in 1997.

Fatima Agha Al-Hayani will talk about two Islamic women of the 8th century: Zubayda al-Rashid, who used her resources as a caliph’s wife to advance education, and Rabi’a al’Adawiyyah, a freed slave.

The first installment in the free “Faith Talks” series is at Lourdes’ Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, at 2 p.m. Sunday.



Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories