John Wallis Lecture, 6 October 2022`

Text: John Wallis Memorial Lecture 2022

The 2022 John Wallis Lecture is taking place on Thursday 6 October, both in person and via Zoom! All are invited to hear guest speaker, Elissa Roper, presenting on the topic, Baptismal Responsibility, a Spirit-led Church for Today’s World. An especially exciting feature is that the lecturer will be live in Hobart, with a local audience for the first time since 2019. However, we now also appreciate the reach given to us by technology so the lecture will also be live-streamed.

Location: Don Bosco Creative Arts Centre, Guilford Young College, Glenorchy Campus, on Thursday 6 October, 6:45pm for 7pm.

Live streaming will begin shortly before 7pm and will include the short pre-lecture, introductory session, and the lecture’s QnA. Please arrive early so the lecture may start on time. Flat, well-lit access to the centre is from Mill Lane, Glenorchy (not the College grounds). A donation of $10 is suggested, which benefits the small grants program of Highways and Byways – Healing the Land – Healing Ourselves – Together – the mission entity of the Missionary Sisters of Service founded by Fr John in Launceston in 1944.

Elissa Roper, a young female theologian from Melbourne, was awarded her doctorate in 2021. In the 20 years since she was baptised at 22, Elissa has studied theology, raised four children with her husband, Philip, served in the ecumenical and interfaith fields, contributed to parish life, and presented to academic and educational audiences in Australia and beyond. Currently, she manages the Sisters of Mercy Program of Theology for women in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. She also lectures in systematic theology for the program. Recently, Elissa assisted the Drafting Committee of the Fifth Plenary Council of the Catholic Church in Australia. She also has strong ecumenical, interfaith, and inter-religious interests. The 2022 lecture will be an uplifting and inspirational event!

Please RSVP – for catering and seating purposes at Guilford Young College or so that we can send you the live-stream link when it becomes available, to Eva via email or call 0417 734 503 or to Penny via email, or call \0400 896 191.

New and used books will be on sale and supper will follow the lecture.

Download pdf of flyer.