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Mount honors Sister Regina Bechtle with Seton Medal

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Friday, October 9, 2009

ST. LAWRENCE DEANERY — The College of Mount St. Joseph will honor Sister of Charity Regina Bechtle with the 2009 St. Elizabeth Seton Medal on Wednesday, Oct.  14, in the Mater Dei Chapel at noon. Sister Regina will then present a lecture, “Harvesting Wisdom: Theological Abundance in St. Elizabeth Seton’s Story.” A reception will be held immediately following the lecture.

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Sister of Charity Regina Bechtle (Courtesy photo)

Sister Regina serves as the charism resource director for the Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul of New York, a congregation she has been a member of since 1962. In academia she has held such positions as resident scholar at the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research, Collegeville, Minn., and assistant professor of theology at Maryknoll School of Theology, Maryknoll, N.Y.

The St. Elizabeth Seton Medal is named in honor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, foundress of the Sisters of Charity, the congregation that established the college in 1920 and today continues to sponsor it.

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