The Institute for Redemptorist Historical Studies of North America presents the eight conference in its series on Redemptorist History:

Redemptorists and Race

October 21-24, 2019

This marks the eighth time that a triennial conference has been presented to the public by the Institute for Redemptorist Historical Studies of North America. The Conference theme this year will be “Redemptorists and Race.” We will be looking at the history of Redemptorists’ pastoral responses to different cultural and  racial groups and incorporate moments of self-examination when Redemptorists have addressed the question within their own ranks.

On the first full day of the conference (Wednesday, 10/22) we will feature presentations by Fr. Glenn Parker, C.Ss.R. and Susan Bales Ridgely, Ph.D., on the Redemptorist pastoral response to African-Americans. In the afternoon Bishop Jon Hansen, C.Ss.R. will focus on Redemptorist relationships with  Canada’s indigenous peoples.

Thursday’s morning session has a panel consisting of Fr. Gary Lauenstein, C.Ss.R. and Rev. Frank Skelly, C.Ss.R., addressing Redemptorists and Hispanics. The afternoon sessions will be devoted to Redemptorist pastoral responses to the Vietnamese in America by Rev. Michael J. Truongluan Nguyen, C.Ss.R. and Redemptorists and Afro-Caribbeans will be discussed by Brother Jeffrey Rolle, C.Ss.R. and Rev. Ako Walker, C.Ss.R.

To make reservations, please contact:
Redemptorist Retreat Center
1800 N Timber Trail Lane
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Phone: 262-567-6900

Please make your reservations with the Redemptorist Retreat House as early as possible since the number of participants is limited.