Human Flourishing in Consecrated Celibacy (4.11.13)


Sr. Prudence Allen, R.S.M., Ph.D., holds the Charles J. Chaput, OFM, cap. Chair of Philosophy at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver since 1998.  Previously, Sr. Allen was Professor Emeritus at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is the author of a two- volume work on The Concept of Woman (Eerdmans).

In addition, Sr. Allen has lectured widely in Canada, Europe, and the United States and published several articles on woman’s identity in a variety of journals. She is on the Advisory Board of ENDOW, and her expertise on Woman has guided ENDOW from its very beginnings.  Sister Allen has published extensively on the topic of women.


Lectures are held on the first floor of IPS (Classroom II). Light refreshments will be served at 4:30 p.m. followed at 5:00 p.m. by a 45-minute lecture, 15-minute Q&A, and ending with a wine and cheese reception.


There is no charge to attend the Newman Lectures, however donations are greatly appreciated. To make reservations, please contact Nancy Flynn at or 703.416.1441 ext. 127.


Metro: Take the BLUE LINE or the YELLOW LINE and exit at the Crystal City Metro Station. To travel indoors, make a left off the first escalator into the underground tunnel until you arrive at the elevators for 2001 Jefferson Davis Highway. Go to the lobby, look for signs for Newman Lecture. To walk outdoors, come up both Metro escalators, make a right onto Bell Street, walk south one block to 20th Street. Enter at the corner of 20th Street and Jefferson Davis Highway (across from the Crystal City Marriott).

Parking: A number of Crystal City parking garages are free after 4:00pm. Metered parking is available along Jefferson Davis Highway, S. Clark Street and 20th Street.