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Siena Lecture

In our historic and enduring pursuit of truth and justice, Edgewood College draws upon the rich tradition and treasures of the Order of Preachers. One such treasure is Doctor of the Church Catherine of Siena whose prophetic and public leadership provides both a model and a message of enduring significance for contemporary life.

Edgewood College’s Annual Siena Lecture is designed to foster, promote, and celebrate Dominican Catholic Intellectual tradition reflected in the scholarship and action of Catherine of Siena. The lectures will explore how Catholic principles can inform issues facing contemporary society.


Health, Spirituality and a Sustainable Future: Perspectives from a New Cosmology
Presenter: Miriam Therese MacGillis, O.P.
2008 Enrique's Journey and the American Immigration Crisis
Presenter: Sonia Nazario
2007 Why Catholic Social Teaching Needs Martin Luther King, Jr.
Presenter: Rev. Bryan N. Massingale, S.T.D.
2006 Voices For Peace - Voces Para La Paz
Presenter: Fr. Jim Barnett, OP
2005  Presenter: Arlene Flaherty, OP, D.Min.
"Promises to Keep: Children and the Crisis of Peace, Security and Human Rights"

Robert Drinan, S.J.
International Human Rights in the 21st. Century
"What does the Catholic Church have to say?"

Margaret O’Brien Steinfels
“The Media Are The Messengers: Where Does That Leave

Mary Catherine Hilkert, O.P. Ph.D.
Speaking With Authority: Catherine of Siena and the Voices of
Women Today”

M. Shawn Copeland, Ph.D.
“Truth, Struggle & Transformation”

Dr. Daniel Callahan
“Health Care: Individual Good or Common Good”?