Three Diverse and Remarkable Women in Church History

This seminar will present the lives of three diverse women from different time periods and spanning three continents. Venerable Mary Ward was born in 1585 during the late Tudor period in West Riding of Yorkshire, England. She was a pioneer in women’s education and is linked with the history of the Bar Convent in York, England’s oldest surviving Catholic convent established in 1686.

Saint Josephine Bakhita, born in Darfur, Sudan in 1869, was captured by slave traders as a child. Years later she was able to escape and arrived in Italy where she became involved with the Canossian Sisters in Venice.

Venerable Satoko Kitahara was born in Tokyo, Japan in the year 1929. An aristocrat who was descended from Samurai warriors, she became a different kind of warrior dedicating her life in service to the orphaned, sick, and poor who were suffering from the damage inflicted during World War II in a riverside area known as Ants Village.

Instructor: Denise De Vito, M.S. Ed, M.S.

Friday, October 28, 2022
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Clare Room

Fee: $50.00