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Saturday, February 16: The religious studies department of Mount St. Mary's College is sponsoring a three-year sequence of symposia on the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. The event will be held at the Doheny Campus on Feb. 16th. Richard Gaillardetz, currently the McCarthy Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology at Boston College, will present the keynote speech. The event is free, but reservation is required.

Saturday, February 23: See President Ann at the yearly Religious Education Congress. Members of the Mount Community, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Alumnae and Friends of the College are invited to a reception hosted by MSMC President Ann McElaney-Johnson. The reception will be held on Saturday, February 23 from 7:30 to 10 pm at the Anaheim Marriot Hotel, Platinum Ballroom 4. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by February 11. Contact Leilani Ford at 213.477.2767 or

Tuesday, October 29: The Religious Studies department is pleased to announce the 11th Annual Pat Reif Memorial Lecture. Amy-Jill Levine will be the keynote speaker. Levine combines historical-critical rigor, literary-critical sensitivity, and a frequent dash of humor with a commitment to eliminating anti-Jewish, sexist, and homophobic theologies. We welcome her warmly to the Mount! The event will be held on the Doheny campus at the Rose Hills Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.






Monday October 22: 10th Annual Pat Reif Memorial Lecture was held from on the Doheny Campus in the Donohue Center. We were pleased to present Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock as our keynote speaker.



Saturday, March 10: The Face of Child Slavery 2012 Human Trafficking Symposium on the Trafficking of Children was held in the Rose Hills Auditorium, Doheny Campus.



November 9, 2011: The 9th Annual Pat Reif Lecture Series returned to MSMC. Internationally renowned activist and theologian Mercy Amba Oduyoye spoke in the Donohue Center at the Doheny Campus. Oduyoye is a widely known African theologian, author of Daughters of Anowa (Orbis, 1995) and, with Musimbi Kanyoro, The Will to Arise (Orbis, 1995).