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Forgiveness Day - Forum and Presentation

Chestnut Hill College
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Sponsored by the Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation, Chestnut Hill College will be hosting its annual Forgiveness Day, which will invite all members of the college community and the greater public, to take part in day-long activities focused on this year's theme, "Undoing the Knots that Keep Us Bound."

The afternoon will feature a Forgiveness Forum in the East Parlor from 2-3:15 p.m. The Forgiveness Forum will offer activities, anecdotes, discussion and a consideration of the knots you would like to have undone in your personal life.

“There is a gift we’re given that helps us undo the knot,” says Cathy Nerney, SSJ, Ph.D., director of The Institute for Forgiveness & Reconciliation. “For people of faith, the nudge is called grace, God’s gift/invitation to be free, to be unbound. We don’t do it on our own, but God needs our cooperation."

In the evening, at 7 p.m., Monsignor Jack Harris will be on campus for a presentation that is open to the public. Monsignor Harris will speak on the topic of "Undoing the Knots in Our Criminal Justice System: Ministering to those on Death Row." Harris, who has spent 14 years ministering to those on death row in Arkansas, will speak from a personal and compassionate perspective.

You can read more about Monsignor Harris' work in this article published in the National Catholic Reporter from October 2017: https://www.ncronline.org/news/justice/arkansas-death-row-or-parishes-msgr-harris-serves-being-there

The evening presentation is free and open to the public.
Questions? Contact Sister Cathy Nerney, 215 -248-7099 or ifr@chc.edu