DAVENPORT — Many people experience a disconnect between the values of their private lives and those of their work or workplaces. In an upcoming lecture, Sister Helen Carey, OSB, suggests that past wisdom about the nature and needs of the soul can still provide guidance for 21st century efforts to align one’s personal and work lives.
“Spirituality and Work” will take place Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. in St. Ambrose University Rogalski Center, located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard streets, one block west of Harrison Street. The presentation is free and open to the public.
A member of the Benedictine Sisters of St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island, Ill., Sr. Carey was a professor of philosophy at Centre College, Danville, Ky., and an adjunct professor of philosophy and campus minister at Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington. She also served as a pastoral assistant at St. Mark Catholic Church, Peoria, and as hospital chaplain at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, Ill. Sr. Carey is a board member of Churches United of the Quad Cities Area where she serves on the Justice Committee. Currently retired, she enjoys reading and gardening, and assists with the monastery’s Benet House Retreat Center. Sr. Carey holds a doctorate in philosophy from Fordham University, Bronx, N.Y.
The lecture is part of St. Ambrose University’s Ubiquity of Work, a year-long exploration of the rich complexity of work, including the value of intellectual and unpaid work, the connection of spirituality to work, the future of work and how work enriches our experience of life. For more information about the entire Ubiquity of Work program schedule, visit www.sau.edu.