Philosophy, Religious Studies and Theology Department

Josetta Butler Lecture Series

The Josetta Butler Lecture Series was established in 1990 by the Board of Trustees in memory of Mary Josetta Butler, RSM, who served as chief administrator of Saint Xavier College from 1956 to 1963, and was instrumental in establishing the campus at its current location.

The Josetta Butler Lecture Series supports a regular series of public programs, highlighting the importance of religious inquiry at Saint Xavier University.

The first  Josetta Butler Lecture was given in 1994. As with the Josetta Butler Scholarship, the Department has sought to honor the spirit in which the Fund was established through a range of different venues, from visiting lectures by prominent local leaders (such as Mercy Hospital President, Sister Sheila Lyne, RSM) and nationally recognized academics (such as Sister Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ and Dr. David Tracy) to conferences like the 40th anniversary celebration of the John XXIII Institute.

Past Lectures Include:

Luis Alberto Urrea (3/12/19)
Christopher Forbes, "God and Philosophers" (4/18/17)
Robert McClory, "Small School, Big Vision: A Remarkable Story" (1/28/14)
Edward P. Hahnenberg, "Vatican II: True Compass for the New Milleninium" (2/28/13)
Sr. Sheila Lyne, RSM, "Healthcare in the Mercy Tradition" (2/26/10)