Myser Initiative on Catholic Identity Series

The Myser Initiative on Catholic Identity annually brings professionals who exemplify in their life and work the values and principles inherent in the Catholic Identity of St. Catherine University.

Past Myser Lecture Featured Speakers

Year Featured Speaker Lecture Title
2021 O. Carter Snead "What It Means to be Human: The Case for the Body in Public Bioethics"
2021 Christiana Zenner "'Water is Life': Fresh Waters, Ethics, and Decolonial Values in a Pluralistic World"
2018 M. Shawn Copeland "Compassion and the Suffering God"
2017 Kathleen Norris "Spiritual Practice and Social Justice"
2016 Kristin Shrader-Frechette "Working for Environmental Justice: What Love Looks Like in Public"
2015 Elizabeth Johnson "Is God's Charity Broad Enough for Bears?"
2014 Joan Chittister "Going Forward with Hope and Courage: The Role of the Public Thinker in Church and Society"
2013 Cathleen Kaveny "Prophecy, Civility, and Truth"
2012 Carolyn Woo "Common Good, Uncommon Excellence"
2011 Jill Ker Conway "Physical and Spiritual Geography: The Inner Climate of the Mind"
2010 Therese Shroeder-Sheker "Music, Spirituality, and Palliative Medicine: Contemplative Musicianship in the Care of Dying"
2009 Bryan Hehir "Catholic Identity: The Roots, the Relevance, and the Realization of the Idea"
2008 Elizabeth Johnson "Seeking the Living God: Nourishing Faith and the Living Traditions"
2007 Lisa Cahill "Bioethics and Seeking the Common Good"