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Felician University To Host
Lecture On Social Justice

Sister Mary Beth Lloyd, M.P.F. to Speak on Plight of Women and Children in Developing Countries

Lodi and Rutherford, NJ – Felician University’s ninth annual Pope John Paul II Lecture, titled “Outrageous Women and Their God,” will feature keynote speaker Sister Mary Beth Lloyd, M.P.F. The event will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the second floor lecture hall in Albin Obal Hall on the University’s Lodi campus, 262 South Main Street. (In photo Sister Mary Beth Lloyd)

Sister Mary Beth’s talk will connect the work of the foundresses of both the Religious Teachers Filippini, (St. Lucy Filippini) and the Felician Sisters (Blessed Mary Angela) through their concerns for women and children. Sister will speak about the work being done in the developing world with women and children as well as right here in New Jersey through John Corr Family Resources. Sister has created a number of videos as part of her work and she will incorporate a few clips from those videos into her presentation.

About Sister Mary Beth Lloyd, M.P.F.
Sister Mary Elizabeth Lloyd was born in Red Bank, New Jersey. At the age of eighteen, she entered the Institute of the Religious Teachers Filippini in Morristown, NJ. After completing her formation and education she taught elementary and high school science. She received  her doctorate from Columbia University in Nutrition and Public Health, and worked at Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center in New York. In 1994 Sister was appointed Secretary to Mother General and Mission Office Director for the Institute in Rome, Italy.

As Mission Office Director she has helped single mothers, women and girls at risk, and orphans. She has helped develop programs to aid the Child Headed Households, i.e. brothers and sisters left orphaned by HIV/AIDS, a work which now has become a priority for the Institute. Her experiences in Albania, Brazil, Ethiopia, Eritrea and India inspired the writing of the book, “Aids Orphans Rising.” She is working not only to provide God’s love, food, clothing, and an education for the children but most of all to give these children a future of peace.

The event, which is sponsored by Felician University and the Order of Malta, is free and open to the public. A goodwill offering will be gladly accepted.

For additional information, please contact Barbara More at moreb@felician.edu  or 201-355-3564.

About Felician University
With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician University is an independent co-educational Catholic/Franciscan University founded and sponsored by the Felician Sisters in 1942 to educate a diverse population of students within the framework of a liberal arts tradition. Felician offers programs in Arts & Sciences, Business, Nursing, and Teacher Education. The University was recently ranked by Money Magazine as one of America’s Top Colleges and also listed among Money’s top 25 private colleges for merit aid.  For more information, visit www.felician.edu.