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Sr. Fara Impastato to discuss Virgin Mary's role in society at Loyola University New Orleans

Loyola press release - September 17, 1998

(New Orleans)—Loyola University New Orleans hosts a lecture "Mary: Woman of the New Age" given by Sr. Fara Impastato, OP, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Women's Studies Program, on Thursday, October 15, at 7 p.m. in the Audubon Room located in the Danna Center on Loyola's main campus, 6363 St. Charles Ave.

Impastato has been engaged in religious education for over 35 years, including a 28 year tenure at Loyola. Her course, Women in Christian Tradition, became the precursor for the women's studies program at Loyola. Currently, Impastato is invoved in directing group and private retreats. A New Orleans native, Sr. Fara graduated from Loyola magna cum laude in 1949 with a degree in history and education. She received her doctorate in philosophy of religion, summa cum laude, from St. Mary's School of Sacred Theology in Notre Dame, Indiana.

A reception will follow the lecture. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Barbara Ewell at 865-2160.

Based on the hertitage of Catholic Jesuit higher education in Louisiana since 1849, Loyola University New Orleans was chartered in 1912. Today, the university serves approximately 5,500 undergraduate and graduate students. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.