Throughout the Summer and Fall semesters, Aquinas College professor of Theology, Sister Jane Dominic Laurel, O.P., traveled the country speaking to teenagers and their parents on the topic of Masculinity & Femininity: Difference and Gift. Sister brings this topic home to Aquinas College and has honed the message for young adults. Her talk will be preceded by two gender-specific talks by Aquinas College Campus Chaplain Father Kevin McGoldrick and Co-founder and Style Editor of Verily Magazine Janet Sahm. The evening will end with refreshments and entertainment by Aquinas College School of Business student Maria Price.
Tickets are $10. Aquinas College students get in free but are still required to register. Please contact Mario Martinez for the promo code at (615) 297-7545 x407 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Father Kevin McGoldrick, M.Div., M.A., S.T.B, Aquinas College Campus Chaplain, will speak to men on the attributes and distinction of the masculine persona and how that assumed role fits into God’s creative plan.
Father Kevin is a diocesan priest of the Archdiocse of Philadelphia. He attended St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, was ordained to the priesthood in 2003, and has been at Aquinas since August 2013. An avid proponent of Bl. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, Father was chaplain for the Head and Heart Immersion Course for the Theology of the Body Institute and the co-founder of and worship leader for Catholic Underground in Philadelphia.
Janet Sahm will speak to the women on the communicative power of fashion, the beauty of modesty, and the feminine mystique that demands pure relationships.
Janet is Co-Founder and Style Editor at Verily Magazine, a publication for women that explores style, relationships, lifestyle, and culture from a perspective that celebrates the true beauty and dignity of womanhood. She is a graduate of Fordham University and has written for Elle.com and numerous other online publications. Her interests include photography, thrift store adventures, and simply hanging out with close friends.
Sister Jane Dominic Laurel, O.P. will speak on how only by rediscovering our identity as either male or female can we discover the gift of our lives and the genuine happiness that comes from living according to either the masculine or the feminine mode of loving.
Sister is a member of the Saint Cecilia Congregation of Dominican Sisters of Nashville, Tennessee. She holds a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (the Angelicum) in Rome, Italy, and is an Assistant Professor of Theology at Aquinas College. Sister has been active in her community’s teaching apostolate and assists with the theological formation of the newest members of her religious congregation. In addition to contributing articles to several Catholic publications, such as L’Osservatore Romano, Sister has also appeared on EWTN, served as Spiritual Promoter for the Third Order Dominicans, and presented on topics related to theology, religious life, and marriage and family.
The White House foyer will transform into a hot chocolate and sweets refreshment bar and concert venue, featuring the singing and songwriting talent of Maria Price. An Aquinas College School of Business student from McComb, Mississippi, Maria has performed in numerous settings, including on EWTN’s Life on the Rock.