Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Misericordia Executive Director Rosemary Connelly, RSM, to speak at SXU

Sr. Rosemary Connelly, RSM, draws on her experience as executive director of Misericordia Heart of Mercy, a service organization in Rogers Park that supports people with developmental disabilities, for SXU’s first 2012-13 Catholic Colloquium lecture from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 19 in the Butler Reception Room at the Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St. The event is free and open to the public.

Sr. Connelly’s talk will highlight the fundamental Catholic principle of the innate dignity of each person, and she’ll elaborate on how relationships and education honor that principle by fostering a positive quality of life.

Sr. Connelly has been executive director of Misericordia for more than 40 years. The child of Irish immigrant parents, she entered the Sisters of Mercy when she was 18 after one year of college and began a lifetime devoted to serving the poor and the needy. She holds master's degrees in sociology and social work.

The Catholic Colloquium lecture series is sponsored by SXU’s Office for University Mission and Heritage.

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