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LITERARY SOCIETY EVENT AT LA ROCHE COLLEGE SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 15
SISTER MICHELE BISBEY TO DISCUSS SAINT JOHNíS BIBLE


2/27/2013

PITTSBURGH, March 5, 2013 Ė La Roche College will host a Literary Society presentation on Friday, March 15 at 8 p.m. in room 103 of the Palumbo Science Center at the Collegeís main campus. Sister Michele Bisbey, Ph.D., professor of religious studies and Ketteler Endowed Chair of Theology at La Roche College, will be the guest speaker.

Sister Michele will discuss the Saint Johnís Bible, the first handwritten, hand-illuminated bible of the modern era. La Roche College recently acquired the 50th Heritage Edition of Saint Johnís Bible. The lecture will examine the process of making an illuminated bible in the 21st century and its significance to La Roche as a Catholic institution of higher learning. Sister Michele also will focus on the Bibleís 160 illustrations and how they serve as a contemporary commentary on the text. The event is free and open to the public.

The Literary Society was started at La Roche College in the early 1980s by Dr. Dorothy Saladiak as a venue for alumni to present papers on authors, provide a forum for scholarship and discussion on literature and other issues.

For more information, contact Sister Rita Yeasted, Ph.D., at 412-536-1216 or Rita.Yeasted@laroche.edu.



About La Roche College: A private, Catholic, co-educational college north of Pittsburgh founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche welcomes students of all religions, ethnic origins and talents. Undergraduates may choose from more than 50 majors, including the top 10 majors most in demand among todayís college students. La Roche combines a quality educational experience with clubs, athletics, social and community volunteer activities, spiritual well-being and more to prepare students for life in a constantly changing global society.


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