Spring 2012 Theology Institute scheduled March 24

Sacred Heart Monastery announces its Spring Theology Institute, to be held in the Monastery Chapter Room in Yankton on Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m. to noon.  S. Dawn Nothwehr O.S.F. will present "Moral Matters: A Brief Introduction to Key Concepts of Catholic Moral Theology."  S.  Dawn will introduce us to basic principles of moral decision making and apply these to the ecological issues that we face today. 

 This institute will be the first in the series entitled, "Faith Impacting Action." S. Jeanne Weber, event coordinator and sub-prioress at Sacred Heart Monastery, said "As followers of Christ, we are faced with complex moral issues which require thoughtful decisions informed by our faith.  The purpose of this series is two-fold: to present the foundations of moral decision-making in the Catholic faith tradition and to apply these to particular issues facing us today." 

 S. Dawn is the professor of Catholic Theological Ethics and director of the Certificate Program in Healthcare Mission Leadership at Catholic Theological Union of Chicago, where she teaches courses in moral theology and ethics.  She holds an M.A. in Religious Studies from the Maryknoll School of Theology and a Ph.D. from Marquette University.  Her current area of research is global climate change and environmental ethics.  S. Dawn is a member of the Sisters of St. Francis, Rochester, MN.

 All are welcome to attend this free event. For planning purposes, please register by e-mailing S. Jeanne at jweber@mtmc.edu or calling 605-668-6000. For further information or to print out a flyer, you may find the Theology Institute page at http://www.yanktonbenedictines.org/PC_TheologyInstitute.html.

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