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Inaugural Milligan Lecture Features Renowned Woman Catholic Scholar

Sister Sandra Schneiders, I.H.M, a leading authority on women and Catholicism will address “The Resurrection: Did It Really Happen and Why Does That Matter?” at the inaugural Mary Milligan, R.S.H.M. Lecture in Spirituality on April 4 at Loyola Marymount University.

Schneiders is a frequent contributor to Catholic periodicals, as well as a well-known author and scholar.  She has written numerous books, including “Selling All: Commitment, Consecrated Celibacy, and Community in Catholic Religious Life”, “Finding the Treasure: Locating Catholic Religious Life in a New Ecclesial and Cultural Context,” “With Oil in Their Lamps: Faith, Feminism, and the Future,” and “New Wineskins: Re-Imagining Religious Life Today.”

Schneiders is professor emerita of scripture and spirituality at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley for Santa Clara University, and teaches courses on biblical spirituality, Christian spirituality and religious life. Recent articles by her have appeared in the National Catholic Reporter.

The new endowed lecture series is named for Sister Mary Milligan, a distinguished figure in LMU history. A former provost, dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, general superior of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, western provincial of R.S.H.M., Milligan was one of the first women to earn a doctoral degree from Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.  The lecture series will be held annually.

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