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"Ecological Justice…

Embracing a Community of Creation"

Sponsored by the Feminist Theologies Committee

Thursday, November 17, 2022

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. CT via Zoom

In his second encyclical released in 2015, “Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home,” Pope Francis gives us a blueprint to explore ecological disasters, climate changes, the decline and loss of animal and plant species, and other environmental issues that we face due to the degradation of our planet.  To address these issues, Pope Francis believes we need to embrace the kinship model, also known as the community model of creation.  It is our hope and prayer that through ecological dialogue and education, we will all engage in finding personal ways we can care for our common home. As we consider our individual responses to this overwhelming situation, we invite you to gather with us as a community considering our communal response, supporting one another in hope and love.

Beverly Horn, OSB, PhD, RN, CTN

Facilitator: Sister Beverly Horn is a member of St. Scholastica Monastery, Duluth, MN.  She has spent much of her life in nursing and nursing education.  She received her bachelor’s in nursing from St. Louis University, St. Louis MO.  She received a master’s in nursing and received an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA (nursing, anthropology and sociology). Sister Beverly is a retired professor emerita from the University of Washington.  For approximately 30 years Sister Beverly was a faculty member in the Department of Community Health Care Systems, School of Nursing, University of Washington.  Her focus in teaching and research was with multicultural communities in Seattle, and the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

In examining cultural beliefs and values as they affect behavior, Sister Beverly has worked with a number of faith communities whose religion and spirituality are major influences in their life.

Mary Josephine Torborg, OSB, PhD

Facilitator: Sister Mary Josephine Torborg is a Benedictine Sister of St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth, MN.  She received her bachelor’s degree in dietetics from the College of St. Scholastica.   She received her master’s degree and Ph.D. In Formative Spirituality at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa.  Sister Mary Josephine has taught theology and spirituality courses at the College of St. Scholastica for more than thirty years.  She also enjoys being involved in retreat opportunities and directed the Theology and Religious Studies department Spirituality Conference Series for 12 years.  Sister Mary Josephine is a retired professor emerita in Theology and Religious Studies at the College of St. Scholastica.

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"One Mission, Two Locations"

St. Scholastica Monastery
1001 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811


McCabe Renewal Center
2125 Abbotsford Avenue
Duluth, MN 55803