Conference on the History of Women Religious

Dr. Ann David, Associate Professor in the Dreeben School of Education, recently attended the Conference on the History of Women Religious at St. Mary’s College in South Bend, Ind. 

She is pictured here with (left to right): Sister Elizabeth Ann Vasquez, SSCJ, Director for the Office of Consecrated Life for the Archdiocese of San Antonio; Sister Maxine Kollasch, IHM, Executive Director of A Nun’s Life Ministry; Sister Deborah Borneman, SSCM, Director of Member Relations and Services for the National Religious Vocations Conference; and Sister Ann Oestreich, IHM, the National Director of the National Catholic Sisters Project

At the conference, Dr. David and Dr. Katie Bugyis, Assistant Professor at Notre Dame, presented on the curriculum Called and Consecrated: Exploring the Lives of Women Religious, an online, bilingual curriculum for young people that introduces the lives and works of Catholic sisters. 


About Christina Capecchi

Christina Capecchi is an award-winning journalist from Inver Grove Heights, Minn. She is the author of the nationally syndicated column “Twenty Something,” which appears in more than 50 Catholic newspapers across the country. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, America, The Chicago Tribune, The Star Tribune and The Pioneer Press. She also provides contracted editing and writing services. She holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a bachelor’s from Mount Mercy University.