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Ancilla’s Lampen Lecture Examines Dorothy Day

October 25, 2011

10/26/11 Dr. Margaret Pfeil, PHD, Assistant Professor of Moral Theology at the University of Notre Dame, was on hand as presenter for Ancilla College’s second Lampen Lecture of the semester, entitled “Dorothy Day and God’s Hospitality.”

In the presentation, Pfeil highlighted the motivation that kept famous social activist and devout Catholic convert Dorothy Day serving and living with the poor after making a radical commitment to peace and social justice.

“Dr. Pfeil exemplified the spirit of Dorothy Day in her calm, simple presentation that left one marveling at the inner strength of those who serve those in the margins of society,” said Sr. Carleen Wrasman, PHJC, Coordinator of Mission Integration and Campus Ministry.

This Lampen Lecture was a free lecture open to the public and was held in Cana Hall of the PHJC Ministry Center.

The series was named for Sr. Joel Lampen, the first president of Ancilla College, who opened the doors of Ancilla to the local community. 

The Lampen Lecture Series was designed to combine the universality of the Catholic Church, the international character of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, who sponsor Ancilla College, and the Earth Charter to promote thinking beyond one’s own experiences and interests. 

Ancilla College is a Catholic, two-year, co-educational, liberal arts college in Donaldson, Indiana sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.



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