"Too Small a World": Catholic Sisters as Global Missionaries

Location: McKenna Hall, Notre Dame Conference Center

It is a remarkable story: over the course of the last four centuries, hundreds of thousands of vowed Catholic women left their home countries to travel to all corners of the world, where they built and served schools, hospitals, and other institutions, and where they encountered local situations often far different than what they had imagined—experiences that in turn shaped the futures of their orders both at home and abroad. 

Sessions begin​ on Thursday, April 6 with a plenary address in McKenna Hall, and the conference concludes​ on Saturday, April 8 with an optional bus trip to and from the National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini in Chicago (4:30 p.m. anticipated return to South Bend). All panels and keynotes, as well as ​a Friday ​banquet, will take place on Notre Dame’s campus.

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Funding for this conference has been provided by the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Letters, Henkels Lecture Series, University of Notre Dame. 

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