Symposium on John Henry Newman’s A Benedictine Education

Event details

  • Friday | April 9, 2021
  • 3:00 pm

Join us for a panel discussion:

Symposium on John Henry Newman’s A Benedictine Education

Hosted by the Providence College Humanities Forum in collaboration with Cluny Media and the Portsmouth Institute


Margarita Mooney (Princeton Theological Seminary)
Christopher Fisher (The Portsmouth Institute)
Fr. Paul Clarke, O.P. (Providence College)


Friday, April 9th
3:00pm – 4:30pm ET




Margarita Mooney

Margarita Mooney is a sociologist of religion and associate professor of congregational studies at Princeton Theological Seminary. She explores how religious beliefs and congregations facilitate immigration integration, and how religious beliefs and practices contribute to congregants’ health and well-being. A practicing Roman Catholic, her current research for a forthcoming book, Living a Broken Life, Beautifully, combines both quantitative and qualitative research data in exploring the relationship between religion, moral meaning, and resilience.

Christopher Fisher

Christopher Fisher is Executive Director of the Portsmouth Institute for Faith and Culture, a Benedictine center for the Catholic intellectual and contemplative life at Portsmouth Abbey (R.I.) and Saint Louis Abbey (Mo.). He teaches in the Department of Humanities at Portsmouth Abbey School, a Catholic and Benedictine co-educational boarding school in Rhode Island. He is the editor of A Benedictine Education (Cluny, 2020)which presents two essays by John Henry Newman on St. Benedict and Benedictine education.

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Fr. Paul Clarke, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology, Providence College