Ohio Dominican Welcomes Irish Dominican Sister on April 29 to Speak on Historical Religious Advocate Catherine of Siena



COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio Dominican University and ODU’s Center for Dominican Studies is pleased to welcome Sr. Mary O’Driscoll, O.P. to the university’s main campus on Wednesday April 29, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. Her presentation is entitled "Catherine of Siena: Emissary of Peace" and will be in the Colonial Room of Sansbury Hall.

The lecture is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. For more information or to register please, contact the Director of the Center for Dominican Studies, Sr. Catherine Colby O.P., at (614) 251-4722, or e-mail colbyc@ohiodominican.edu. Free parking is available in the Visitor’s Lot west of Sunbury Road.

O’Driscoll is a Cabra and an Ireland Dominican. She is an authority on the teaching of Catherine of Siena, whose life and theological teaching were in fact the theme of her doctoral work. She has written several books and articles on Catherine and other topics of great interest. While her main teaching is at the Angelicum University in Rome, Italy, she has also lectured in universities in South Africa, Ireland, and the United States. At present she spends a great deal of time as an invited lecturer in various countries.

This event is sponsored by ODU’s Center for Dominican Studies, the Dominican Life of the Mind Series which provides occasions for the community to come together and reflect upon the events that shape our culture. The Center was established from a generous gift from the Congregation of Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs. The Center promotes ideals and education and serves as a public voice of the university and community regarding issues of importance to church, culture, and society.