College of Mount St. Joseph honors Dolores Leckey with prestigious Seton Medal

By: Jessica Lewis

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The College of Mount St. Joseph will honor Dolores R. Leckey with the St. Elizabeth Seton Medal on Wednesday, October 17 at noon in Mater Dei Chapel on the Mount’s campus. Leckey will present a talk, “From Baptism to Ministry: A Surprising Vatican II Story.” The event is free and open to the community. A reception will follow.

Leckey is a senior research fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University. She has also served as the executive director of the Secretariat for Family, Laity, Women and Youth at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, a producer for WNVT, a northern Virginia television station and as a faculty member of the DeSales School of Theology. She has also been an official advisor to the American Catholic bishops at two Roman synods, and has written several books. Leckey earned her bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University and her master’s degree from George Washington University. She holds 12 honorary doctorates.

The Seton Medal is named in honor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, foundress of the Sisters of Charity, the congregation that established the Mount in 1920 and today continues to sponsor it.  The Seton Medal recognizes distinguished women in theology. Recipients of the award are selected for their contributions to an area of theology, including scripture, systematics, spirituality, ministry and historical theology.

The College of Mount St. Joseph is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic college that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.