St. Paul Parish, Princeton, will host St. Joseph Sister Christine Schenk May 22 for a 7 p.m. talk on her book “Crispina and Her Sisters: Women and Authority in Early Christianity.”
The jointly sponsored event – with diocesan Cohort partners St. Ann Parish and the Center for FaithJustice, both in Lawrenceville – will take place in the spiritual center beneath the church. The presentation is free and open to all, with light refreshments included. Sister Christine will also be available to sign copies of her book.
Published in 2017 by Fortress Press, the book explores early women in the history of Christianity, and women’s roles as persons of authority in the early Church. It was awarded first place in History by the Catholic Press Association.
Sister Christine is a board member of and regular columnist for the National Catholic Reporter. She served urban families for 20 years as a nurse midwife in Cleveland before co-founding FutureChurch, where she served for 23 years. In 1980 she helped to organize a statewide coalition to expand Medicaid coverage to include pregnant low-income women and their children. She holds a master’s degree in theology with distinction from St. Mary’s Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, Cleveland; a master’s degree from Boston College and a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown in nursing.
St. Paul Church is located at 214 Nassau Street; the entrance to the Spiritual Center is available from the parking lot behind the church.[[In-content Ad]]