Rev. Murray Bodo, O.F.M., to speak at Spring Hill College

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 10:00am
MOBILE, Ala. – Rev. Murray Bodo, O.F.M., Ph.D., a Franciscan priest and author, will be the featured speaker during this year’s Summer Spirituality Lecture offered by the Spring Hill College theology department. The lecture is set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5 in Byrne Memorial Hall. During the lecture Bodo will provide an introduction to the course, “Francis of Assisi: A Saint for the 21st Century,” which he will teach during the Summer Institute of Christian Spirituality, June 5-11, on campus.

Bodo has authored more than 20 books, and various poems and articles, that have been published in numerous literary journals and magazines, including The Paris Review. His best-selling book, “Francis, the Journey and the Dream,” has sold more than 180,000 copies and has been translated into several languages.

Bodo, originally from Gallup, New Mexico, earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Cincinnati and taught English and American Literature for 36 years. He is also a visiting professor in the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University.

The cost to attend the lecture is $5. To register or for more information, call (251) 380-4458 or e-mail