Fall Lecture – Thea Bowman: Faithful and Free

Event details

  • October 20, 2020
  • 7:00 pm

Free via Zoom

In this talk, Father Maurice Nutt, C.Ss.R, will share the remarkable story of Sister Thea Bowman, the granddaughter of enslaved persons who converted to Catholicism at age nine and later joined the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.  Father Nutt captures Thea Bowman as she was: an unapologetically African American woman, a religious sister who deeply loved God and the people to whom she ministered through teaching, preaching, and singing, and who embraced the blessing of her ancestry, the wisdom of the “old folks,” and a passion for justice and equality for all God’s children.

Fr. Maurice J. Nutt, CSsR

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Father Maurice J. Nutt, C.Ss.R. has been ordained a Roman Catholic priest in the Redemptorist Congregation for 31 years.  Among his degrees, he earned a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis and a Master of Theology from Xavier University of Louisiana.  He is currently the Convener of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium, and in 2018 he was appointed to assist in cause for canonization of Sister Thea Bowman.