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    Ignatian Values Lecture: Author Speaks about Finding Love Amid...

    Stephanie Saldaña, the author of “The Bread of Angels,” will present the University’s Ignatian Values in Action Lecture Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Byron Recreational Complex.
    September 11, 2019

    Stephanie Saldaña, the author of “The Bread of Angels: A Journey to Love and Faith,” will present the Ignatian Values in Action Lecture at The University of Scranton Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. The lecture, which is free of charge and open to the public, will take place in the Byron Recreation Complex.

    “The Bread of Angels,” a memoir about Saldaña’s journey into Syria under the Baathist regime, was selected for this year’s Royal Reads Program at the University. Members of the incoming class of 2023 are required to read the book and attend the lecture. The purpose of the Royal Reads Program is to create a shared experience for Scranton’s newest students through the reading of a carefully selected book, which introduces them to the Ignatian values.

    Saldaña has also published a second memoir about her life in Jerusalem, “A Country Between: Making a Home Where Both Sides of Jerusalem Collide.” She teaches at the Honors College for Liberal Arts and Sciences, a partnership of Bard College and Al-Quds University. In 2016, as an Abraham Path Fellow, she launched The Mosaic Stories to preserve the stories of disappearing cultural heritage in the Middle East, particularly among refugees fleeing Iraq and Syria.  

    A resident of Jerusalem, Saldaña earned her bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College and her master’s degree from Harvard Divinity School.

    For information call 570-941-4399 or email julee.meketa@scranton.edu.

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