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Tuesday, October 18

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Theology & Religious Studies


Storytelling, whether listening to the experiences of another person or telling our own story, can help us to discern our call from God. Catholic education encourages students to discover their passion in life. Ideally, this vocation allows them to use their gifts and talents to make the world a better place and helps them grow closer to God. This presentation will draw on the stories and writings of four inspiring Catholic leaders and educators: Fr. Pedro Arrupe, Blessed Basil Moreau, Monika Hellwig, and Fr. Howard Gray. Their insights will invite reflection on the importance of service in Catholic education, as well as the life-long search for our own vocation. 

Dr. Jimmy Menkhaus has worked in Catholic education for over fifteen years. He earned his M.A. in Religious Studies from John Carroll University and his doctorate in Systematic Theology from Duquesne University. He currently teaches Theology at Gilmour Academy and is an adjunct instructor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at John Carroll University. Dr. Menkhaus has also participated in numerous immersion experiences and has led retreats in Ecuador and Tanzania. His first book, Immersion: A Pilgrimage into Service, was published in January 2022.