Forming new generation of Catholic leaders is topic of annual Habiger Lecture in Catholic Studies
Dr. Jonathan Reyes, new chief executive officer of Catholic Charities for the Archdiocese of Denver and former president of the Denver-based Augustine Institute, a graduate school for Catholic studies, will give the annual Joseph and Edith Habiger Lecture in Catholic Studies at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, in O'Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium at the University of St. Thomas.
Reyes' lecture, "Forming a New Generation of Catholic Leaders," is free and open to the public.
Reyes, 40, was named to the Catholic Charities post in February but will complete his term as Habiger Scholar in Residence at St. Thomas in May. He has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Notre Dame, is former vice president of formation for the Fellowship of Catholic University Students and former vice president for academic affairs at Christendom College, a Catholic liberal arts college founded in 1977 in Front Royal, Va.
The annual Habiger Lecture, given at St. Thomas since 2000, is named for the parents of Monsignor James Habiger, who stepped down in 1995 after 15 years as executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference.
The lecture is sponsored by St. Thomas' Center for Catholic Studies. For further information, call the center, (651) 962-5700.