Lecture Series: Sex and the Soul

Posted on Tuesday, October 8, 2013

"Sex and the Soul," a dialogue with author Donna Freitas, will kick off the 2013-14 Providence Lecture Series at OLLU on Oct. 22.

Freitas, whose book by the same title focuses on the challenges young adults face on college campuses as they juggle sexuality, spirituality, romance and religion, will lead two dialogues on Oct. 22. From 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Freitas will lead faculty and staff in a dialogue on how to support students as they face the challenges of living in a hook-up culture. From 5-8 p.m. Freitas will lead students in a dialogue on how to deal with the pressures of the culture. Both sessions will be held in OLLU's Chapel Auditorium.  

This is the third year of the Providence Lecture Series which is organized by OLLU's division of Mission and Ministry. The series focuses on the Catholic intellectual tradition and emphasizes the place of a Catholic university as a center of creativity and dissemination of knowledge for the good of humanity.

Additional lectures in the 2013-14 series:
"An Advent Reflection: Birthing Something New"
Presented by Dr. Arturo Chavez
Dec. 2, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
OLLU Providence Hall, West Social Room

"Sexuality: Have We Lost Our Way?
Presented by Sister Janette Hernandez, Dr. Denise Doyle and Dr. Andrew Getz
Feb. 20, 2014, 4-5:30 p.m.
OLLU Providence Hall, West Social Room

To RSVP for any of the events, visit

For additional information, please contact:
Roxanna Chavez
434-6711, ext. 2193