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"Stewards of the Mysteries of God: Immaculate Conception Seminary, 1860-2010"  

Reverend Monsignor Robert J. Wister, Hist. Eccl. D.This year marks an exciting era for Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology as we celebrate our Sesquicentennial anniversary. A particularly important part of this anniversary has been updating and expanding the written history of the Seminary. Reverend Monsignor Robert J. Wister, Hist.Eccl.D., Associate Professor of Church History, undertook this enormous task. His generosity and enthusiasm in this responsibility has yielded a most fitting remembrance of the Seminary’s history in this book that captures each important, and nuanced, detail of our history.

Reverend Monsignor Robert J. Wister, Hist.Eccl.D., earned an S.T.B. from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome; an S.T.M. from Union Theological Seminary, New York City; and a Hist.Eccl.D. from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. Monsignor Wister teaches such courses as American Christianity and Popes and the Papacy. He also is a Faculty Fellow of Seton Hall’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations and a consultant to CBS News on matters concerning Catholicism and the Vatican. In addition to having written 70 articles for The Catholic Encyclopedia, Monsignor Wister has had his articles published in such publications as America, U.S. Catholic Theologian, Church History and Catholic Historical Review.

Please join the Seminary community on Thursday, October 14, 2010, at 3 p.m., as we celebrate the publication of Monsignor Wister’s book, Stewards of the Mysteries of God: Immaculate Conception Seminary, 1860-2010. Monsignor Wister will deliver a lecture and sign copies of his book in the Seminary Chapel, Lewis Hall. A wine and cheese reception will follow in the Seminary Refectory.

Registration is encouraged. Please call (973) 761-9016 or e-mail kathleen.childers@shu.edu.

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  • Kathleen Childers
  • (973) 761-9016
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