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A Time to Keep Silence and A Time to Speak
In today’s political and ecclesial climate, wise leaders and prophetic speech are needed more than ever.   As Catherine of Siena lamented in her own 14th century time of turmoil, “it is silence that kills the world”; yet her deepest desire was for contemplative prayer and union with God. In that same spirit, this lecture will explore the vital link between contemplation, speech, and action. Particular attention will be given to the voices of women in the Christian Tradition and the call, widely echoed in current synodal listening sessions, for recognition of how the many gifts of the Spirit bestowed in baptism are essential to the Church’s preaching mission and prophetic witness in our day.

Reception immediately following in the Marymount Institute for Faith, Culture and the Arts, University Hall, third floor.

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