Friends University and Newman University to co-host Fr. Ronald Rolheiser for FriendsTalks series

Friends University and Newman University are honored to co-host Roman Catholic priest and a member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, Fr. Ronald Rolheiser on Tuesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. He will present an updated reflection of his book titled The Shattered Lantern: Rediscovering a Felt Presence of God.   

The keynote presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Auditorium located on the third floor of the Davis Administration Building on the Friends University campus.  

Fr. Ronald Rolheiser is a theologian, professor, award-winning author and serves as president of the Oblate School of Theology. He holds Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Ottawa and Newman Theological College Edmonton and Master’s degrees from the University of San Francisco and University of Louvain, Belgium along with a PhD/STD from the University of Louvain. Apart from his academic knowledge in systematic theology and philosophy, he has become a popular speaker in contemporary spirituality and religion and the secular world. He writes a weekly column that is carried in over 70 newspapers around the world. 

FriendsTalks is a lecture series featuring local and national experts of philosophy, religion and spirituality open to the community to explore new and substantial views of the world.   

The FriendsTalks series with Fr. Ronald Rolheiser is free and open to the public to attend. For additional information, visit

About Friends University 

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.  

About Newman University 

Newman University is a Catholic university named for St. John Henry Newman and founded by the Adorers of the Blood of Christ for the purpose of empowering graduates to transform society.