Edwina Gateley to Present “A Spirituality during COVID-19” on September 8

Edwina Gateley event flier

Joliet, Ill. – The University of St. Francis (USF) welcomes international speaker Edwina Gateley for a special live-streamed presentation “A Spirituality during COVID-19” on Tuesday, September 8 at 7 p.m. The presentation, part of USF’s annual “Women in the Church” lecture series, will be streamed via Zoom. To request a presentation link, please contact Janine Hicks by email at jhicks@stfrancis.edu or by phone at 815-740-3807 (please be sure to leave an email address in your message).

Gateley is the recipient of sixteen national and international awards.  Born in Lancaster, England, she earned a teacher’s degree from her home country, a master’s degree in theology from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and certification as an HIV counselor in Illinois.

From 1981 to 1982, Gateley lived for nine months in prayer and solitude in a hermitage in Illinois. In 1983, she spent the year walking the streets of Chicago with the homeless and women involved in prostitution learning from the anawim. Also in 1983, Gateley founded Genesis House, which is a house of hospitality and nurturing for women involved in prostitution.  She is currently writing, giving talks and leading retreats nationally and internationally. On topics including own Faith Journey, Discipleship, Women in Scripture, Justice, Mission, Spirituality, Mysticism, and the Feminine Divine. This will likely be Gateley’s last lecture from the United States before returning to her homeland of England.

Visit edwinagateley.com for more information.

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Currently celebrating 100 years of higher education rooted in Franciscan values, the University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves close to 4,000 students nationwide and offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 50,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit stfrancis.edu.

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