Mount St. Joseph University will honor Sung Hae Kim, SC, Th.D., with the St. Elizabeth Seton Medal on Monday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m in Mater Dei Chapel on the Mount’s campus. Dr. Kim will present her lecture “Elizabeth Seton’s Ecological Spirituality and Her Vision of Ecological Community” at the ceremony.
The St. Elizabeth Seton Medal is named in honor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, foundress of the Sisters of Charity, the congregation that established Mount St. Joseph University in 1920 and today continues to sponsor it. Recipients are selected for their contributions to an area of theology, including scripture, systematics, spirituality, ministry, and historical theology.
Sr. Sung Hae earned a doctorate in theology from Harvard University in 1982. She has an undergraduate degree in history from Sogang University, Seoul, Korea; and an M.A. in theology from Marquette University.
She taught at Sogang University as a professor of religious studies until 2008. She serves as the general superior of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill and a professor emerita at Sogang University.
Mount St. Joseph University is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic university that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.