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Sr. Elizabeth Willems presents at Loyola's Yamauchi Lecture in Religion series

November 7, 2008

Sr. Elizabeth Willems, School Sisters of Notre Dame, will present “Education: Arenas of Responsibility,” as part of the fall Yamauchi Lecture in Religion series at Loyola University New Orleans.

The lecture takes place on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m., in Nunemaker Auditorium, located in Monroe Hall, on Loyola’s main campus. A reception will follow the presentation.

Willems received a bachelor’s and master’s degree at Mundelein College. She obtained a second master's degree from the University of Chicago and a doctoral degree in moral theology and psychology from Marquette University. For 22 years, she taught moral theology and worked in the priestly formation program at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans.

In addition to numerous articles and book reviews, Willems has published two books titled, “Adult commitment: An Ethics of Trust” and “Understanding Catholic Morality.”

She has also received a first-place award for her educational books from the National Catholic Press Association.

The H. James Yamauchi Lectures in Religion series began in 1985 in memory of Yamauchi, a professor at Loyola from 1956 to 1966 who also was the former chair of the religious studies department. Yamauchi was known and loved for his effective communication of knowledge about religion to the New Orleans community. This series seeks to further his work by bringing the results of religious scholarship to a wider audience.

For more information about this event, contact Loyola’s Department of Religious Studies at (504) 865-3943.

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