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Former President of Georgetown, Leo O'Donovan to speak at Ursuline

September 16, 2012
Location: Ursuline Educational Center

Ursuline’s Gilbride Annual Lecture Presents
Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J. Imagining the Paschal Mystery: Art and Imagination Serving Theology, Sunday, September 16, 7 PM, Klyn Hall, Ursuline Educational Center, 2600 Lander Road, Pepper Pike, OH 44124.

The 47th President of Georgetown University, Fr. O’Donovan was born in New York City, and is a graduate of Corpus Christi Grammar School and of Iona School in New Rochelle, New York. After graduating from Georgetown University, he entered the Society of Jesus, earned advanced degrees in philosophy and theology from Fordham University and Woodstock College and was ordained to the priesthood in 1966. Under the direction of Karl Rahner, he earned his doctoral degree at the University of Münster in 1971 and subsequently taught at Woodstock College, Union Theological Seminary and Weston Jesuit School of Theology. From 1981 to 1982 he served as president of the CTSA.

A systematic theologian who has also written art criticism, he is Professor of Theology at Georgetown. He currently resides at America House in New York City, where he writes, lectures and has been a Visiting Professor at Fordham University and at General Theological Seminary. He was the BMW Distinguished Visitor at The American Academy in Berlin, and is currently a Lecturer in Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary. He serves on the Boards of the College of New Rochelle, Canisius College, Corpus Christi School, Fidelis Health Care New York and is a Director Emeritus of the Walt Disney Company. Fr. O’Donovan has been awarded four honorary degrees, the Tree of Life Award from the Jewish National Fund, the Knight Commanders Cross of the Order of Merit, with Star, of the Federal Republic of Germany.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland and the Riverbend Fund. To make reservations or for more information, contact Dottie Zenobi at dzenobi@ursuline.edu or 440 646 8355.

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