Barry University recently served as an institutional sponsor at the National Symposium on Catholic Hispanic Ministry in Sierra Madre, Calif., from June 23-25, 2014. Barry was joined by six other leading Catholic universities in the country in hosting the symposium.
The National Symposium on Catholic Hispanic Ministry promotes dialogue, collaboration and pastoral education among ministerial leaders and theologians who work in diverse Hispanic/Latino contexts in the areas of leadership development, parish life, multi/intercultural, and intergenerational diversity, ecclesial movements, new technologies and social media. The Symposium seeks to link Christian faith with the pursuit of justice, thus embodying the Church’s identity and mission to proclaim the reign of God.
Barry had the largest contingent of any institutional sponsor with 12 members of the community in attendance. The school was represented by faculty, as well as graduate students and alumni, from the Department of Theology. Alumni Sr. Hilda Mateo and Dr. Patricia Jimenez both presented papers at the gathering.
This year’s symposium was hosted by Loyola Marymount University. Other sponsoring institutions included the Congar Institute for Ministry Development, Santa Clara University, Boston University, Fordham University, Notre Dame, and Seattle University.
Visit the National Symposium on Catholic Hispanic Ministry website for more information about the organization and the event.