Carlow University Heeds Pope Francis’ Call to Celebrate Jubilee Year of Mercy with Speaker Series

Carlow University, heeding Pope Francis’ call to celebrate a Jubilee Year of Mercy, announces a speaker series for 2016 that will focus on Mercy in the Scriptures and Mercy in action.

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Speaker Series Features Speakers Focusing on Mercy in Scriptures and Mercy in Action

Pittsburgh, Pa. – In keeping with its founders’ spirit, Carlow University, a Sisters of Mercy-sponsored institution, will heed Pope Francis’ call to celebrate a “Jubilee Year of Mercy.”  Part of this celebration will include a speaker series where two speakers focus on mercy in the Scriptures, and two will focus on mercy in action.

The series, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Kresge Center, located on the fifth floor of the University Commons building on the Carlow campus, from 4 to 6 p.m.

The speakers and their topics will be:

January 26, 2016 – “Mercy in the Hebrew Scriptures” by Rabbi Aaron Bisno, Frances L. and David R. Levin Rabbinic Pulpit, Rodef Shalom Synagogue.

March 31, 2016 – “Mercy in the Christian Scriptures” by Sister Judith Schubert, RSM, Professor of Religious Studies and Theology at Georgian Court University.

September 22, 2016 – “Mercy and Bio-Medical Ethics” by Sister Patricia Talone, RSM, Vice President for Mission Services for the Catholic Health Association.

October 20, 2016 – “Mercy at the United Nations” by Sister Aine O’Connor, RSM, Coordinator for Mercy Global Action at the United Nations.

For more information about the series, please contact Sister Sheila Carney at (412) 578-6424, or by e-mail at

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Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carlow University was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1929. Offering both undergraduate and graduate programs, Carlow University is a comprehensive master’s institution dedicated to learner-centered education at the collegiate levels and at the elementary school level in the Campus School of Carlow University.

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