Mother Teresa: Saint of the Streets

 

Mother Teresa: Saint of the Streets

Opening Aug. 20, 2016

In September 1946, Mother Teresa received her “inspiration” to form a new religious community: “It was on this day … God gave me the ‘call within a call’ to satiate the thirst of Jesus by serving Him in the poorest of the poor.”

A new display honoring Mother Teresa’s outreach and the example she provided to people around the world opens as she is about to be universally recognized as a saint in canonization ceremonies at the Vatican, Sept. 4, 2016.

Mission of Faith Lecture Series

 

Mission of Faith Lecture Series

Our Continuing Mission: To Go Where There is Need

August 20 • 2 p.m.

Rev. Maurice Henry Sands

Executive Director for the Black and Indian Mission Office

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Father Sands oversees support of local diocesan communities to evangelize and provide outreach to materials needs in mission territories across the United States. Ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit in 2005, Father Sands served as a member of the Tekakwitha Conference and joined the Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church at the USCCB in 2010. In 2013, he was appointed assistant director on the Subcommittee on Native American Affairs and appointed to his current role at the Black and Indian Mission Office in September 2015.

A full-blooded Native American, Father Sands is a member of the Ojibway, Ottawa and Potawatomi tribes, who are known together as Anishnaabe – the People. His presentation will center on the Catholic Church’s ongoing efforts of Christian witness and service among indigenous populations.

Lectures, intended for a general audience, are free and open to the public.


 

Fleeing Famine Lecture Series

 

Fleeing Famine Lecture Series

Remembering Ireland’s Great Famine, its history, and its legacy

Tuesday, September 13 • 6 p.m.

Rebecca Abbott

Qunnipiac University

Rebecca Abbott is a professor of communications at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, an independent filmmaker and an Emmy Award winning director. Recently she produced An Gorta Mor, (Gaelic for the Great Hunger) exploring Ireland’s 19th century famine and the resulting diaspora. She will speak about the historical and sociological impacts of the Great Famine on Ireland and North America.

Lectures, intended for a general audience, are free and open to the public.