Franciscan Sister Defends Dissertation on St. Bonaventure’s Theology

June 26, 2015

Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Community Director Sister Natalie Binversie comments on being present recently for Sister Marie Kolbe Zamora’s  Doctoral Defense in Rome.

Franciscan Sister Marie Kolbe explaining dissertationSister Marie Kolbe defended her thesis, “Ecclesiological Elements in the Early Theology of St. Bonaventure,” on June 15, 2015.

She gave an impressive defense earning Suma Cum Laude and the permission to publish the whole dissertation.

Franciscan Sister's dissertation panel

Sister Marie Kolbe will need to publish at least a part of the dissertation to complete the degree and return home.

It was evident that the whole Community has been behind this work.  Thank you for your prayerful support.

Franciscan Sisters at Dissertation meal

Sister Marie Kolbe is extremely appreciative as well!  She will be returning home on July 10th.

The four of us (Sister Natalie Binversie, Sister Louise Hembrecht, Sister Laura Wolf and Sister Marie Kolbe Zamora) were privileged to attend the 10:30 a.m. Mass in St. Peter’s on Sunday, June 14th.

We were in the Square for the Angelus so we bring you greetings and blessings from our Holy Father, Pope Francis!

Franciscan Sister Natalie and Sister Louise and Sister Laura in Rome for Angelus

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