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Wood to Speak at St. Norbert College Pilgrim Forum Lecture Series

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From St. Norbert College, October 20, 2020
by Mike Counter,, 920-362-8864

Susan K. Wood, academic dean at Regis College, will speak at St. Norbert College’s virtual Pilgrim Forum Lecture Series on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m. Wood will present “I Believe in the Holy Catholic Church.”

The event is free and open to the public, but you must reserve a spot. Go to to register.

Wood is the first female to be appointed academic dean at Regis College, the Jesuit graduate school of theology in Canada, affiliated with the University of Toronto. Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in the Kansas City, Mo., area, Wood, a Sister of Charity of Leavenworth (SCL), earned her master’s degree in French from Middlebury College, Vt., in 1976. She completed her religious studies doctorate in systematic theology at Marquette University in Milwaukee in 1986.
Wood served as professor of theology and associate dean at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minn., before returning in 2005 to Marquette University, where she served as professor of theology and chair of the department of theology. An active ecumenist, Wood participates in both national and international official dialogues with Lutherans, Baptists and Orthodox, and serves on the editorial board of the journal Ecclesiology.
Having spent 14 years at Marquette, eight of them as department chair, Wood brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Regis College, one of seven English-language Jesuit schools of theology in the world. With academic expertise in ecumenism, ecclesiology, sacramental theology and the work of Henri de Lubac, she is particularly drawn to the theological and pastoral outlook of Pope Francis with its strong focus on contemporary ecumenical conversation, church unity and the church’s role in the world.
Regis College is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2020. Regis is one of the seven founding institutions of the Toronto School of Theology.

The Pilgrim Forum is a series dedicated to share information and spur thought and discussion around the basic tenets of the Catholic faith and tradition " specifically, the Apostles’ Creed. Once a semester, speakers examine a portion of the creed, breaking it open in thought-provoking and accessible ways, which invites attendees to understand more deeply what they believe.

The Pilgrim Forum is made possible through the generosity of Dan Ritter. In 1988, Ritter created the endowment that has funded the Pilgrim Forum as well as the Ritter Forum on Public Affairs.
For more information, call 920-403-3014 or email

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