Annual Summer Seminar

For over 30 years, the Center has hosted a summer seminar that reflected the essence of its mission — to develop critical conversations around faith and reason, the individual and social dimensions of spirituality, and contemporary religious issues, particularly as they relate to women.

Prophetic Communities, Contemplation, and the Common Good
with Sister Simone Campbell, SSS

June 9–12, 2019

2019 Summer Seminar BrochureTake time for an intellectual retreat on the beautiful campus of Saint Mary’s College! Through illuminative lectures and question and answer time, keynote seminar speaker Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, will describe characteristics of prophetic communities and the role of contemplation calling us toward the common good. Additional speakers Meghan J. Clark and Nichole M. Flores will provide theological context for the common good and practical illustrations of prophetic communities today. Seminar participants will also enjoy meals and fellowship together, Eucharistic liturgies, and optional evening activities to nurture mind, body, and spirit. Books written by the speakers will be made available for purchase on-site.

SEMINAR SCHEDULE (updated 4/2/2019)

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About the Keynote

Simone Campbell, SSS

Simone Campbell has served as executive director of NETWORK since 2004. She is a religious leader, attorney, and poet with extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change. Campbell is also well-known for her work in organizing six Nuns on the Bus trips, which resulted in the book A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community.

More Information

Download the seminar brochure or get detailed information about housing options. Additional questions can be directed to Kathy Guthrie,, or call (574) 284-4636.

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