Sister Antoniana Maria, a member of the Sisters of Life religious order, will discuss “Perfect Love Casts Out Fear” in a talk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in the Woulfe Alumni Hall of Anderson Student Center on the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas.

Sister Antoniana Maria

Sister Antoniana Maria

The talk, free and open to the public, is sponsored by St. Thomas’ University Lectures Committee, Human Life Club and Campus Ministry.

The Sisters of Life was founded in 1991 by Cardinal John O’Connor, former archbishop of New York, and has chapters in New York, Connecticut and Canada. There are 85 women from around the world in the order; they take vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, like many religious orders, but they also take a fourth vow to enhance the dignity of every human person.

Sister Antoniana, who is the order’s vocations director, will talk about the history of the Sisters of Life, their work with women who are pregnant, the dignity of each person, and the pro-life movement.

During their visit to St. Thomas, Sister Antoniana and other members of the order will attend a Thursday, March 20, dinner for women considering a religious vocation, and will be available to meet individually with students on the morning of Friday, March 21.

For more information email Students for Human Life member Elizabeth Schmitt at schm9587@stthomas.edu.