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Lenten Speaker, Sr. Carol Zinn Pittsburgh, Sunday, March 18

Photo: Sisters of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia 

All are invited to participate in the upcoming talk by Sr. Carol Zinn on deepening one’s desire to choose the way of the Christian Gospel on Sunday, March 18 at 1:30 PM, taking place at Kearns Spirituality Center in Allison Park.   Her talk will focus on the Gospel’s Way of inviting all “to always move toward mercy over judgment, love over fear, and inclusion over exclusion –  never counting the cost.”

Dr. Zinn served as the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) representative of her order at the United Nations for eight years, years during which she participated in UN sessions on such issues as human rights, the eradication of poverty, peace and disarmament, sustainable development, health care – and more.  Sr. Carol’s visit is sponsored by the Association of Pittsburgh Priests and is open to all.

During her time in Pittsburgh, Dr. Zinn will view the personal, political, and prophetic aspects of our times through the lens of the Christian Gospel message, a wide-angle lens to be sure, one impacted by her extensive, front-line experiences on the global issues when she was at the UN representing 15,000 Sisters of St, Joseph ministering in 57 countries.

Come to Kearns Spiritualty Center, 9000 Babcock Blvd. in Allison Park (beside LaRoche College and behind the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Divine Providence) to experience Carol Zinn’s encouragement to: “…. embrace these times with confidence, compassion, and courage.”  Cost of the talk is $20 and can be paid at the door.  For information and to register in advance (not necessary), contact Fr. John Oesterle at 412-232-7512.

The Association of Pittsburgh Priests (APP) is a diocesan-wide organization of ordained and non-ordained women and men who act on our baptismal call to be priests and prophets.  Its mission, rooted in the Gospel and the Spirit of Vatican II, is to carry out a ministry of justice and renewal in ourselves, the Church and the world.  The APP is a partner organization of the Thomas Merton Center.

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