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The 8th Annual Richard H. Fitzgerald Lecture in Pastoral Education

October 23, 2019 @ 8:15 am - 1:00 pm

This workshop explores how humans are spiritual and intentional creatures. Passing along valuable lessons learned from her patients, hospice chaplain and author Kerry Egan reflects on how to be empathetic, face fear with courage, and see the world in rays of light instead of black and white. Egan has listened to patients reflect with feelings of pride, regret and hope on the journey of living. These are the stories she recalls in her new book, On Living.

A former Writer in Residence at Aspen Institute’s Aspen Words program, Kerry Egan has spoken at diverse venues across the country, including the American Benedictine Academy, Trinity Wall Street, the Houston Association of Family & Marriage Therapists and the New York Library Association. She has been featured on PBS NewsHour and CNN’s Morning Edition, and has written essays for CNN.com, The Washington Post, Oprah.com, Woman’s Day, Parents, American Baby and Reader’s Digest. In addition to On Living, Egan is the author of Fumbling: A Journey of Love, Adventure, and Renewal on the Camino de Santiago, which was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick. Egan is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and the Harvard Divinity School. She lives with her family in Columbia, South Carolina.

Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital
Mall Classrooms, 1 – 3
2095 Henry Tecklenburg Dr.
Charleston, SC 29414

Registration, 8:15 – 9 a.m.
Program, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Morning coffee and lunch will
be provided.

To register, call (843) 402-CARE.

Thanks to generous donations to the Roper St. Francis Foundation, the Richard H. Fitzgerald Lecture Series in Pastoral Education has been established to honor retired Roper St. Francis radiation oncologist Dr. Richard H. Fitzgerald. This lecture will educate people of all faiths on pastoral care’s importance in medicine.


October 23, 2019
8:15 am - 1:00 pm