2024| Sister Mary Beth Ingham, C.S.J.

2024 Mary Milligan, R.S.H.M. Lecture in Spirituality featuring Sister Mary Beth Ingham, C.S.J.

"Re-claiming Assisi: The Transformative Power of Spiritual Identity"

What is the influence of a spiritual path? A spiritual identity? In this presentation, we explore the transformative power of spiritual identity for 13th century Franciscan theologians. In their attempts to respond to the challenges of their time, Franciscans such as Bonaventure of Bagnoregio, Peter John Olivi, and John Duns Scotus seek a closer identification with Francis of Assisi by re-framing their understanding of what it means to be human, what it means to be rational, and what it means to be truly free. This re-framing is itself a re-claiming of their own spiritual identity and holds important lessons for us today.

Thursday, March 21, 2024 | 7 p.m.
Loyola Marymount University
Ahmanson Auditorium (UNH 1000)

Reception immediately following in the Marymount Institute for Faith, Culture, and the Arts (UNH 3002)

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About Mary Beth Ingham

Sister Mary Beth Ingham, C.S.J. currently serves as congregational leader of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, California. Mary Beth is professor emerita, LMU Philosophy Department and formerly professor of philosophical theology at the Franciscan School of Theology. She holds a doctorate in medieval philosophy from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland and has published widely on the thought of Franciscan Master Blessed John Duns Scotus. Her recent publications include "Scotus for Dunces: An Introduction to the Subtle Doctor" (2003), "Rejoicing in the Works of the Lord: Beauty in the Franciscan Tradition" (2009), and "The Harmony of Goodness: Mutuality and Moral Living in John Duns Scotus" (2012). In her current research, she argues that the spirituality of beauty, the via pulchritudinis, is at the heart of the Franciscan intellectual tradition.