Stritch hosts OSF Corporate Ministries Conference

Sunday, October 13, 2013 2:05:00 PM

Cardinal Stritch University hosted the 42nd annual Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi Corporate Ministries Conference Oct. 9-11.

This conference brought together representatives of all 10 of the Sisters’ corporate ministries, which includes Stritch. The others include St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care  (St. Francis), Canticle Court Inc. and Juniper Court Inc. (St. Francis), St. Coletta's of Illinois, St. Coletta’s of Wisconsin, Cardinal Cushing Centers (Braintree and Hanover, MA.), St. Elizabeth School (Baltimore), the Franciscan Center (Baltimore),  and the Marian Center for Nonprofits  (Milwaukee).

The theme of the conference was “Franciscan Stories for a Time of Change.”

Representatives of the Sisters and the corporate ministries toured the University and enjoyed Stritch’s hospitality during their three day meeting.  Stritch presenters during the conference included Dr. James Loftus, president and host; Dr. Nancy Blair, professor in the College of Education and Leadership; Dr. Mike Dickmann, professor emeritus; and Sister Adele Thibaudeau, OSF, former director of the Stritch Center for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation.

In addition, the campus community were invited to attend a keynote presentation by Brother William Short, OFM, titled “Franciscan Storytelling: Applying the Ideal to the Real” Oct. 11. 

Brother Short is a friar of the Santa Barbara Province and associate director of the Franciscan School of Theology. He is a renowned international speaker who tells the “Franciscan story” through an understandable and humorous approach.