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The Dr. J. T. Vincent Lou Lectures

Hosted at Dominican Convent

The Dr. J. T. Vincent Lou Lectures are possible because of a generous gift that enables the Sisters to offer educational opportunities on social justice topics at Dominican Convent in Sparkill. Dr. Lou shared the Sparkill Dominicans’ deep commitment to social justice and these lectures, given in his memory, perpetuate Dr. Lou’s legacy as a great humanitarian.

The public is invited to attend and share these learning opportunities with the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill.


Past Lectures:


Dr. Jeannine Hill Fletcher, Professor of Theology, Fordham University ~

"Diversity is Our Strength; Can people of faith really navigate the intellectual and faith challenges of becoming epluribus unum -- 'one' out of many?"

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Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, internationally-renowned theologian ~
"Is God's Charity Broad Enough for Bears? An exploration of action for ecojustice as an intrinsic part of Christian Faith." 
You may view lecture here:

Robert Ellsberg, publisher of Orbis Books and award-winning author ~
"Dorothy Day, Oscar Romero, and New Faces of Holiness Today"


Dr. Elizabeth A. Dreyer, professor, author and acomplished lecturer ~
"A Deeper Look at Incarnation: A Foundation of the Christian Story"

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Fr. James Martin, SJ, Jesuit priest, editor at large of America magazine and bestselling author ~ "Encountering Jesus: Meeting the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith"