"Love Takes Us Beyond the Rules"

A mini-retreat sponsored by the Feminist Theologies Committee

Thursday, February 3, 2022

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

**Future mini-retreats in 2022 sponsored by

the Feminist Theologies Committee are April 7, and May 26

In this mini-retreat, we will become more deeply acquainted with Saint Scholastica and Rosa Parks, two strong and valiant women of vision and deep faith. Each listened to the deep yearnings within their own hearts and then acted upon them. Their actions brought about significant changes in their own lives, the lives of others, and the world.  Join us as we ponder the enduring values that come forth through the lives of Scholastica and Rosa Parks, while listening for the challenges that stir our own hearts.

Connie Gunderson, PhD, MSW, LISW

Facilitator: Connie Gunderson, PhD, LISW, is an associate professor at The College of St. Scholastica. Having completed her undergraduate studies at The College of St. Scholastica, she worked in Germany until 2012. She completed her MSW in clinical social work practice at the Alice Salomon Hochschule in Berlin, Germany and received her PhD from the University of Bremen, in Bremen, Germany. Her areas of scholarship include Relational-Cultural theory, human trafficking, international refugee resettlement, and ecological justice. Her passion is to care for the beaver, nature’s eco-engineer, through education and ethically responsive land and water management. Dr. Gunderson has written, edited, and published numerous books and articles grounded in Relational-Cultural theory to address social issues including trauma and addiction, human trafficking, diversity, and the environment.

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.

"One Mission, Two Locations"

St. Scholastica Monastery
1001 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811


McCabe Renewal Center
2125 Abbotsford Avenue
Duluth, MN 55803