Cultural Adaptation in Vincentian Missions: Principles & Conflicts

Lunchtime Roundtable Discussion
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Join one of the world's leading Vincentian scholars for lunch and a roundtable discussion. Drawing on a projected six-volume history of the worldwide Congregation of the Mission (the Vincentians), Fr. John Rybolt will discuss his research on how the Missioners encountered other cultures and what adaptations they made.

The focus will be on two little-known areas of Vincentian work: Lithuania and Bulgaria. Two colleagues, Dr. Regina Wolfe and Fr. Daniel Hasso, will add their own insights on Ethiopia and China.


John Rybolt, CM
Vincentian Scholar-in-Residence
Mission & Values, DePaul University

One of the world's leading Vincentian scholars, Rybolt holds numerous degrees including a diploma from the Institute of Christian Archaeology (Rome, Italy) & a PhD in Biblical Languages & Literatures from St. Louis University. He is also an author whose six-volume work, The Vincentians: A General History of the Congregation of the Mission, is forthcoming.


Regina Wolfe
Former Chair
U.S. Catholic China Bureau Board

Currently, Wolfe is associate professor of Theological Ethics at Catholic Theological Union (CTU) and Senior Wicklander Fellow at DePaul's Institute for Business & Professional Ethics. She is also an associate member of the theological association, Ecclesia of Women in Asia.


Daniel Hasso, CM
International Vincentian Scholar
School of Education, DePaul University

Raised by Italian missionaries in Ethiopia, Hasso is finishing his Ed.D. in DePaul's School of Education. He hopes to return to Ethiopia and serve as principal of a Vincentian school in the nation's capital, as well as collaborate with the Catholic colleges & universities that are opening there.

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 11:30am to 1:30pm

Library - Richardson Library Lincoln Park Campus, Rosati Room
2350 N Kenmore Ave

Event Type

International/Cultural Activities


Center for World Catholicism & Intercultural Theology (CWCIT), Centers and Institutes, Mission and Values, (All) Library, Library


Free of charge; RSVP required (limited seating)

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