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Dominican University Presents Lecture by John Shea on Catholic Health Care

Thursday, March 1, 2018

River Forest, IL –Dominican University’s Albertus Magnus Society will present on March 14 a lecture by theologian John Shea on Catholic health care by John Shea titled "Tradition on the Move: Leadership Formation in Catholic Health Care." The lecture will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Priory Auditorium, 7200 W. Division, River Forest.

In his lecture, Shea will share insights on how religious congregations guide Catholic health care institutions while no longer serving as leaders on the systemic, regional or local levels. Shea believes that a new generation of leaders is emerging to address a contemporary context.

Shea is a theologian, author and storyteller specializing in faith-based health care and contemporary spirituality. He is the author of more than 25 books of theology and spirituality, three works of fiction and three books of poetry. For 20 years he directed the Doctor of Ministry program at St. Mary of the Lake University and served as a consultant providing theological and formation services to parishes and faith-based organizations.

He is the former executive director for design and implementation at the Ministry Leadership Center, an organization providing formation programming for senior executives of five Catholic health care systems. Shea has also worked with non-Catholic faith-based organizations in health care and social services.

Admission is $10. For more information and or to pre-register, visit  or contact Rachel Hart Winter at  


About Dominican University


Founded in 1901, Dominican University is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic institution offering bachelor’s degrees through the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences and master’s degrees through the College of Health Sciences, the Brennan School of Business and the College of Applied Social Sciences. The university also offers a doctoral degree in library and information science. In the 2018 issue of America’s Best Colleges, U.S. News & World Report ranked Dominican University in the top 20 of Midwest master’s level universities. The magazine also ranked Dominican as a “Great School at a Great Price.” The Albertus Magnus Society is a program of the Siena Center which gathers persons with an academic, professional or general interest in exploring issues related to the intersection of religious belief or experience and scientific insight. The goal of the society is the pursuit of new information and insight in a setting that is both scholarly and congenial and reflects the Dominican understanding of the compatibility of religion and science.