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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Time to forgive

Maryknoll Speaker Series Presents... Father Michael Lapsley, SSM

The Time Has Come to Forgive and Forget

Sunday, October 24th, 
2:30 p.m. 
Maryknoll Society Center
Free Lecture

Anglican priest and missioner Father Michael Lapsley explores how people can forget and forgive from both personal experience and a biblical perspective. For those struggling with everyday or extraordinary grief and loss, his story offers new perspective and healing.

Born in New Zealand, Michael Lapsley joined his religious order, the Society of Sacred Missions, in Australia. In 1973 he moved to South Africa, eventually becoming chaplain to both black and white students at the very height of the apartheid oppression. When he began to speak out on behalf of students who were shot, detained and tortured, he was expelled from the country.

In neighboring Lesotho he continued his anti-apartheid work and was targeted by South African operatives with a letter bomb hidden between two Christian magazines. Seriously burned, Fr. Lapsley lost both hands and the sight in one eye.

Since then, he's gone from victim to survivor to victor, helping to found the organization, The Institute for Healing of Memories.

Join us for this most timely and inspiring presentation. Admission is free and open to the public!

Maryknoll Society Center
55 Ryder Road, Ossining, New York 10562
RSVP: Colleen Brathwaite
(914) 941-7636, ext. 2445

Museum of Living Mission and Gift Shop open before and after the lecture.

Listen to the Voices of Our World interview with Fr. Lapsley on June 6, 2010

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