Michele Saracino, PhD, to Give 18th Annual Anne Drummey O’Callaghan Lecture at Fairfield University on October 3

Michele Saracino, PhD, to Give 18th Annual Anne Drummey O’Callaghan Lecture at Fairfield University on October 3

On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, the 18th Annual Anne Drummey O’Callaghan Lecture on Women in the Church will be delivered by Dr. Michele Saracino, professor and former chair of the religious studies department at Manhattan College.  Her lecture, “Intimate Wilderness: Navigating the Sacred Space Between Self and Other,” is part of an annual series that honors the legacy of Anne Drummey O’Callaghan, a catechist, advocate for the intellectually disabled, youth minister, and director of religious education for the Diocese of Bridgeport.   In this presentation, Dr. Saracino will suggest to her audience that they imagine all interpersonal relationships, both personal and public ones, as wild – meaning unknown and undomesticated. “My hope,” she says, “is that if we enact the same care, attention, and survival strategies in our interpersonal relationships as we do when we are in nature, then perhaps we can create deeper, more empathetic bonds with all the creatures in our midst, human and non-human.”  Conducting research primarily focused on the intersections among theological anthropology, contemporary continental theory, and psychologies of the self, Dr. Saracino is the author of various essays and four books, the latest entitled: Christian Anthropology: An Introduction to the Human Person (Paulist Press, 2015). Her book, Being about Borders: A Christian Anthropology of Difference (Liturgical Press, 2011) won the 1st Place Book Award in Theology from the Association of Catholic Publishers in 2012.   Dr. Saracino completed her undergraduate degree at Duke University with a major in English. She continued her studies at Yale Divinity School, earning a master’s degree in religion as well as a doctorate in religious studies from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Currently, Dr. Saracino’s concentration is on the spirituality of water and water-related practices, which include baptism, bathing, and swimming. This fall, she is teaching a seminar entitled “Water and Spirituality” at Manhattan College.    The “Intimate Wilderness: Navigating the Sacred Space Between Self and Other” lecture is free and open to the public. It will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Dolan School of Business Dining Room at Fairfield University, located at 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. For more information, visit fairfield.edu/cs.

Presented by The Center for Catholic Studies at Fairfield University, the 7:30 p.m. lecture, “Intimate Wilderness: Navigating the Sacred Space Between Self and Other,” is free and open to the public.

On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, the 18th Annual Anne Drummey O’Callaghan Lecture on Women in the Church will be delivered by Dr. Michele Saracino, professor and former chair of the religious studies department at Manhattan College.  Her lecture, “Intimate Wilderness: Navigating the Sacred Space Between Self and Other,” is part of an annual series that honors the legacy of Anne Drummey O’Callaghan, a catechist, advocate for the intellectually disabled, youth minister, and director of religious education for the Diocese of Bridgeport.

In this presentation, Dr. Saracino will suggest to her audience that they imagine all interpersonal relationships, both personal and public ones, as wild – meaning unknown and undomesticated. “My hope,” she says, “is that if we enact the same care, attention, and survival strategies in our interpersonal relationships as we do when we are in nature, then perhaps we can create deeper, more empathetic bonds with all the creatures in our midst, human and non-human.”

Conducting research primarily focused on the intersections of theological anthropology, contemporary continental theory, and psychologies of the self, Dr. Saracino is the author of various essays and four books, the latest entitled: Christian Anthropology: An Introduction to the Human Person (Paulist Press, 2015). Her book, Being about Borders: A Christian Anthropology of Difference (Liturgical Press, 2011) won the 1st Place Book Award in Theology from the Association of Catholic Publishers in 2012.

Dr. Saracino completed her undergraduate degree at Duke University with a major in English. She continued her studies at Yale Divinity School, earning a master’s degree in religion as well as a doctorate in religious studies from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Currently, Dr. Saracino’s concentration is on the spirituality of water and water-related practices, which include baptism, bathing, and swimming. This fall, she is teaching a seminar entitled “Water and Spirituality” at Manhattan College. 

The “Intimate Wilderness: Navigating the Sacred Space Between Self and Other” lecture is free and open to the public. It will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Dolan School of Business Dining Room at Fairfield University, located at 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. For more information, visit fairfield.edu/cs.

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