Georgetown event focuses on Sister Thea's legacy

05/05/2022 1:07 pm

Georgetown University hosted a public dialogue May 3 on the legacy of Sister Thea Bowman (1937-1990), "..."a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration who "lived out her Catholic faith and African American identity through her ministry of evangelization, education, and action for justice," the university said. The Jesuit institution is naming the chapel in Bowman's honor at the university's Copley Hall, which will now be called The Servant of God Sr. Thea Bowman Chapel of St. William. 

Read the pre-event article featured in Global Catholic Sisters Report, "Georgetown event will focus on the legacy of Sister Thea Bowman."

The Catholic Standard reported on the panel discussion, noting "Washington Cardinal Wilton Gregory, one of the panelists discussing the legacy of Sister Thea, said that despite the stresses and trauma caused by the George Floyd murder, racial unrest, the COVID pandemic and the war in Ukraine, 'one of the things I would think Sister Thea would want us to remember – especially at this juncture in our history – is don’t lose heart.'" Read "Panel discussion praises Sister Thea Bowman for 'challenging us to hunger and thirst for justice.'"

Watch the Dahlgren Dialogue "Sister Thea Bowman: Faithful Life, Powerful Legacy, Continuing Lessons:"

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