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Tattoos on the Heart . . . Gregory Boyle, S.J.

Description: The William H. Shannon Chair in Catholic Studies presents:

“Our common human hospitality longs to find room for those who are left out." ~ Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J.

Save the World . . . or Savor It? Being Reached by the Widow, Orphan, and Stranger
March 2, 2017, 7:00PM
NOTE NEW LOCATION: Callahan Theater at the Nazareth College Arts Center

Tattoos on the Heart: A Conversation with Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J.
March 3, 2017, 1:30PM
Linehan Chapel, Golisano Academic Center


About Gregory J. Boyle . . .

Jesuit priest, author, speaker, and world-renowned expert in gang intervention, Gregory J. Boyle is the founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California. From 1986 to 1992, Fr. Boyle served as pastor of Dolores Mission Church, then the poorest Catholic parish in the city, located between two large public housing projects and the territories of numerous gangs.

There he and parish and community members started what would eventually become Homeboy Industries, now the largest, most successful gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re­entry program in the world. Homeboy trains and employs former gang members in a range of social enterprises, as well as provides critical services to more than 10,000 people who walk through its doors every year seeking a better life.

The author of the 2010 New York Times bestselling book Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, Fr. Boyle is the subject of Academy Award-winner Freida Lee Mock’s 2012 documentary G­Dog. A recipient of the California Peace Prize, Boyle was inducted into the California Hall of Fame, named a Champion of Change by the White House, and awarded the 2016 Humanitarian of the Year award by the James Beard Foundation.

Christine Bochen
Professor of Religious Studies
William H. Shannon Chair in Catholic Studies
Nazareth College, East Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States
cbochen4@naz.edu, 585-389-2728
Location: Linehan Chapel, Golisano Academic Center, Nazareth College, East Avenue, Rochester, NY, United State
Date: Friday, March 3, 2017
Time: 1:30pm EST
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: Ted Wilcox
Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2017 5:11am GMT