Mar 16

James Towey to speak on “Mother Teresa: Reflections on Why Her Work is Just Beginning”

Published on: Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy will host Jim Towey on March 30th at 7:30pm in the University of St. Thomas OEC Auditorium.  Towey, friend and  legal counsel for Mother Teresa will share insights into Mother Teresa’s intense trial of faith and how her teachings will impact the 21st century.  Free and open to the public.

A lawyer by training, Mr. Towey represented Mother Teresa from 1985 until her death in 1997. Mr. Towey’s long-standing concern for those in society who are marginalized and vulnerable led him to found Aging with Dignity in 1996, a non-profit organization focused on honoring the human dignity of those at the end of life. In 2002, Mr. Towey was named to head the White House Office for Faith-Based Initiatives. From 2006 to 2010, he served as president of St Vincent’s College in Latrobe, PA and he was recently named as the new president of Ave Maria University, which office he will assume in July, 2011.

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