Graduate Theological Union

Women Preachers & Leaders: The Roman Catholic Tradition that Gets Overlooked

Dates: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 10:30am

Darleen PrydsWSR Cafe Series: Dr. Darleen Pryds

Denniston Commons, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, 2451 Ridge Road, Berkeley

Dr. Darleen Pryds is professor of Spirituality and History at the Franciscan School of Theology.  She is a lay preacher and preaches regularly at an ecumenical range of parishes around the Bay Area, as well as a scholar of the history of lay preaching in the Catholic tradition. Women of the Streets: Early Franciscan Women and their Mendicant Vocation looks at the lives of four lay Franciscan women and asks why their stories of leadership and faith are underrepresented in discussions and understandings of the Franciscan charism as a whole. Dr. Pryds will explore traditional models of female leadership in the Roman Catholic tradition especially in the Franciscan tradition.

Please join us for an informal conversation about her past and present work. Copies of her book, Women of the Streets will be for sale at a reduced rate of $10.

Credit: 2 units for WSR