Ohio Dominican University’s Center for Dominican Studies and Office of Academic Affairs will host its annual St. Thomas Aquinas Convocation at 11 a.m. on Jan. 24, 2019. The convocation will take place in the Matesich Theatre, located inside Erskine Hall on ODU’s campus, 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, 43219. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Sr. Kathleen McManus, OP, Ph.D., a member of the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, will deliver the keynote address, “Light Out of Darkness: Dominican Stories of Justice.” Following the lecture, ODU will offer a Eucharistic Celebration at 12:15 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel, located in Sansbury Hall.
“We are thrilled to welcome Sr. Kathleen as a voice for justice, a core theme that Ohio Dominican students are exploring this academic year,” said ODU vice president for Mission and Identity, Sr. Diane Traffas, OP. “Her unique perspective focuses on the Dominican thirst for justice, and how joining forces with the community can help inspire and produce positive outcomes for all.”
Dr. McManus most recently served as an associate professor of Theology and director of the Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry program at the University of Portland. She also held the Robert J. Randall Distinguished Professorship in Christian Culture at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. She has served on the board of directors of the Catholic Theological Society of America, and currently serves on an international editorial team for the T&T Clark “Studies in Edward Schillebeeckx” series.
She is widely published in a variety of academic journals, having written extensively on the topics of Christology, theological anthropology, and feminist and ecofeminist intercultural theology. Her most recent publication, “The Mysticism of Resistance: The Global Suffering of Women as an Ethical Imperative for the Church,” is featured in the current issue of Theological Studies. Author of “The Place and Meaning of Suffering in the Theology of Edward Schillebeeckx,” Dr. McManus currently is writing a book, “Suffering and the Vulnerable Rule of God: A Feminist Epistemology.”
Sr. Kathleen earned her bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Secondary Education from the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York; a master of arts in Pastoral Studies from the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri; and a doctorate in Systematic Theology from the University of St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto.