Spring Lecture

Ingrained Habits: Growing up Catholic in mid-20th century America

Ingrained HabitsFor Catholics growing up in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, the church and its faith determined most of everyday life. Through a discussion of autobiographical and fictional work depicting that time, this talk will consider the overlapping and intimate worlds of parish, family, and neighborhood as experienced by Catholics of the mid-twentieth century.

About the Speaker

O'DonnellMary Ellen O’Donnell (Ph.D. University of North Carolina) is an independent scholar living in Devon, Pennsylvania. She grew up in Scranton, PA, and has taught courses on Catholicism, religion, and spiritual life at Mercyhurst University, St. Joseph’s University, West Chester University, and Chestnut Hill College.  Her book, Ingrained Habits, was published by CUA Press in 2018.

Event Details

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
5:00pm Social Hour | 6:00pm Dinner | 7:00pm Lecture

The Society’s House
263 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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