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Catholic Theater Series to Begin September 23rd

9/6/2007 - 12:00 AM PST

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Hesburgh Sabbatical Program and Still Point Theatre Collective Introduce Theater Series beginning September 23rd at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 6, 2007 - One of the hallmarks of the Hesburgh Sabbatical Program at Catholic Theological Union, (CTU), is the global community of learners that gather twice a year to be refreshed in body, mind and spirit. The Hesburgh Program has been graced with the presence of well over 2000 participants in its thirty years of service to the ministers of the world church. The Hesburgh Program has always tried to give financial assistance to those in most need. Beginning this year, the program will sponsor a fundraiser to establish a Third World Scholarship Fund. This fund will assist those ministers from third world and developing countries who might not be able to attend the Hesburgh Sabbatical Program at CTU. Still Point Theatre Collective whose full-time mission is to portray modern spiritual heroes, in partnership with the Hesburgh Sabbatical Program, has coordinated a three-part theatre series for CTU's 2007- 2008 academic year to raise monies for Third World Scholarship Fund. The theatre series, to be performed at CTU's new academic and conference center at 5416 South Cornell Avenue, will consist of:

Haunted By God: The Life of Dorothy Day -- September 23rd, 2007 at 5:00 p.m.;
Hermit in New York: The Life of Thomas Merton -- November 18th, 2007 at 5:00 p.m.;
Strong Women: Poetry of Women Incarcerated -- March 2nd, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.

Come discover why the Chicago Reader wrote, "It's not easy to capture the spirit of a woman nominated for sainthood (in reference to Haunted by God: the Life of Dorothy Day), but Wagner does it with charm, wit and tremendous faith in the power of her words. Day is fascinating because she was so human and so holy at the same time...(The playwrights) skillfully balance Day's charms, passions, mistakes and misgivings, making the point that people who are not perfect...are still capable of performing great acts of faith and love."

Tickets are $25.00 per performance or $65.00 for the series (3 performances). All performances will be held at CTU's new academic and conference center at 5416 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago. The ticket price includes indoor parking in the attached garage and reception. To reserve your tickets or for additional information, please call Teresina Grasso, O.P., Associate Director of the Hesburgh Sabbatical Program at 773.371.5483 or e-mail:

Catholic Theological Union ~ 5401 South Cornell Avenue ~ Chicago, Illinois 60615 ~ 773-371-5400 ~

Contact: Toni Callahan


Hesburgh Sabbatical Program  IL,  US
Toni Callahan - Director Marketing and Communications, 773 371-5415


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