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Sr. Mary Beth Ingham
Sr. Mary Beth Ingham

Mary Beth Ingham, CSJ, a Sister of St. Joseph of Orange, California, received her Ph.D. in Medieval Philosophy at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

Since 1987, she has taught in the Philosophy Department at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.

The author of numerous books and articles on Duns Scotus, Sister Mary Beth is a popular speaker at Franciscan gatherings.

Her book, “Scotus for Dunces: an Introduction to the Subtle Doctor”
(Franciscan Instiitute 2006), offers a basic overview of the Franciscan vision of John Duns Scotus.

Central NY Franciscan Experience:
'Gospels through a Franciscan Lens'

The 17th Annual Central New York Franciscan Experience on March 20 will zero in on the theme, “Reading the Gospels Through a Franciscan Lens.”

The speaker for the day-long seminar is Sr. Mary Beth Ingham, CSJ, the author of numerous books and articles on Franciscan Theologian John Duns Scotus.

“The day’s presentation centers on the Franciscan vision of God’s love, too often unrecognized by his followers,” the workshop flyer says. “We will also focus on God’s divine abundance in response to our human fragility and betrayal. Looking at multiple Gospel passages, the day is organized around the three-fold pattern of John’s Prologue. Particular aspects are considered through the insights of the Franciscan theologian, John Duns Scotus.”

The Franciscan Experience takes place at the Franciscan Center, 2500 Grant Boulevard, Syracuse, NY. It is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities.

Registration is due by March 1 at a cost of $25 per person, or $35 for husband and wife. The fee includes workshop materials, coffee and a light lunch.

After March 1, the cost is a straight $30 per person.

Walk-ins may pay $30 at the door, but there is no guarantee of having sufficient workshop materials.

To register, send check payable to Sisters of St. Francis, along with names, addresses and phone numbers of attendees, to:

Franciscan Experience
Sisters of St. Francis Center
1118 Court St. #39
Syracuse, NY 13208-1713.

For more information, contact Sr. Patricia Larkin at 315-247-4470 or