Distinguished Lecture

Tuesday, November 16th

For the third year, the “Founders’ Week Distinguished Lecture” will be offered as an opportunity for us, a community of learners and scholars, to gain a better understanding of Catholic social teaching. On Tuesday morning, November 16th, we will gather for the lecture.

“Consent and Dissent: Education for Citizenship in the Dominican Tradition”

Sister Patricia Walter, OP, PhD

Founded during the rise of universities, given shape in Bologna, then Europe’s premier center for legal studies, the Dominican Order is perhaps the most enduring expression of democracy. The lecture responds to the question: what wisdom does this long tradition offer to the challenge of educating women and men for national and global citizenship?

1 sentence: The lecture will examine the contributions the Dominican tradition of democracy might offer to the challenge of citizenship.

Sister Patricia Walter, OP, PhD, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, holds a licentiate in theology from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley and a doctorate in philosophical and systematic theology from the Graduate Theological Union. She also holds a doctorate in humane letters, honoris causa, from Barry.  Sister Patricia has taught at Siena Heights University, St. Mary Seminary in Cleveland, and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas in Rome. She delivered the Mary Ward Lecture at  Cambridge University and has given presentations throughout the United States, in Eastern Europe and the Philippines. Former Prioress of the Adrian Dominican Sisters and Barry University Board member, Sister Patricia has written and spoken extensively on Dominican life and spirituality.