Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Adé Bethune Lecture: Dr. Julia A. Upton, Sept 18, 6:30 pm

"The Work and Works of Mercy: Learning from Catholic Worker Artist Adé Bethune"

Thursday, September 18
6:30 p.m.
Visual Arts Building lecture hall

This is the first in a series of lectures celebrating the centennial of liturgical artist, writer, and social activist Adé Bethune (1914-2002). Upton explores the life of Adé Bethune, with focus on her passion for social justice. This passion grew from Bethune's involvement with the Catholic Worker and characterized her whole life. 

The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

Julia A. Upton, RSM, Ph.D.
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Dr. Julia A. Upton, RSM, is Distinguished Professor of Theology at St. John's University in New York. She served as St. John's University's Provost from 2000-2012 and has been a member of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies since 1979. She has published 5 books and numerous articles. Currently Dr. Upton is writing a biography of Adé Bethune.

The lectures are presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Adé Bethune: The Power of One Person" at the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery through December 19, 2014. The exhibition draws from items in the University's Adé Bethune Collection and each speaker has used the Collection for their research.

Co–sponsors of the lecture series are: the Myser Initiative on Catholic Identity; Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province; Alumnae Council Lifelong Learning Committee and Friends of the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery.

For more information about the exhibition and lecture series see

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