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Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote - Kerry Cronin

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Kerry Cronin earned her BA and MA in Philosophy from Boston College and is presently a doctoral candidate in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, writing a dissertation on moral reasoning. She is the Associate Director of the Lonergan Institute at Boston College and the Faculty Fellow in BC’s Center for Student Formation. For the past 16 years, she has taught in the Boston College interdisciplinary Perspectives program. Additionally, she works extensively with undergraduates in retreat programs at BC and is a regular speaker on college campuses, addressing topics of student culture and formation.

Boston College Lonergan Institute
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

croninki@bc.edu

 

Closing Keynote - Rev. Michael Himes

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Father Michael Himes is a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and a Professor of Theology at Boston College. Previously, he has taught at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, where he also served as Academic Dean, and at the University of Notre Dame, where he won the Most Influential Teacher Award twice. Consistently a favorite of the BC student body, Father Himes draws on his unique background and extensive theological study to provide students with countless impactful messages. In November 2008, Fr. Himes was featured as the first speaker of the “Lest Lecture” series at Boston College. He spoke to over 1,000 attendees on “all the important things in life,” providing definitive remarks on philosophical, theological, and ecclesiological thought. Recently, Fr. Himes addressed over 20,000 people as the homilist for the September 15, 2012 Fenway Park mass to celebrate the sesquicentennial anniversary of Boston College’s founding.

Boston College Theology Department
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

michael.himes@bc.edu