CANCELED - Understanding the Implications of the Easter Mysteries with Dr. Joan Kelly

News Story: March 1, 2010
Dr. Joan Kelly


Theologian Dr. Joan Kelly will explore the historical and spiritual significance of the most solemn feast in the Christian calendar through her talk Alleluia! Understanding the Implications of the Easter Mysteries in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit on Tuesday, April 13 at 7pm.  Her presentation is being sponsored by SHU's University College in accord with its goal to foster SHU's Catholic mission and identity.  This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Kelly, a native of Massachusetts, attended Catholic elementary and secondary schools there staffed by the Religious of the Holy Union of the Sacred Hearts. She received her undergraduate degree from Saint Joseph College in West Hartford, Conn., a master’s degree in Religious Studies from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., a master’s in counseling psychology from Fairfield University, in Fairfield, Conn., and a doctorate from the Graduate Theological Foundation headquartered at Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. In her early career, Dr. Kelly served as the director of religious education for Saint Pius X Church in Fairfield, Conn. and was subsequently named supervisor of religious education for the Diocese of Bridgeport.

For the past eighteen years, Dr. Kelly has taught throughout the state for the Center for Spirituality and Ministry at SHU.  She  has offered theological classes for the clergy, religious and laity of the various dioceses. Cardinal Edward M. Egan, Archbishop of New York, recommended Dr. Kelly for the Papal Cross which she received from Pope John Paul II in recognition of her outstanding performance as a teacher of theology.