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  • Friday, March 31, 2017
  • 4:15 PM–5:30 PM
  • Meeter Center Lecture Hall

Panel Two: Literary Connections Damian J Ference: “Flannery O’Connor: The Muse of Musicians” Dianna Anderson: “Who is Capital H.I.M.?”

Damian J Ference: “Flannery O’Connor: The Muse of Musicians”

Father Damian Ference is a priest of the diocese of Cleveland.  He serves at Borromeo Seminary in Wickliffe, Ohio as Director of Human Formation and Assistant Professor of Philosophy. Father Ference graduated from Borromeo Seminary/John Carroll University in 1998, and after earning his M.A. and M.Div. from Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology he was ordained for the diocese of Cleveland in 2003.  He served as parochial vicar at St. Mary Parish in Hudson, Ohio from 2003-2007.  In 2009 he earned his licentiate in philosophy from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.  Ference has been part of the formation faculty at Borromeo Seminary since 2009.

In addition to writing for Word on Fire, Father Ference has published articles in a wide variety of periodicals, including America, Catholic Universe Bulletin, Commonweal, Dappled Things, Emmanuel,, Homiletic and Pastoral Review, Human Development, Pastoral Life, Seminary Journal, The Plain Dealer, The Priest, U.S. Catholic and Worship.  Ference also regularly preaches retreats and parish missions.  He is the founder and director of {TOLLE LEGE} Summer Institute and is a lifetime member of the Flannery O’Connor Society.

Dianna Anderson: “Who is Capital H.I.M.?”

Dianna Anderson is the author of two books: Damaged Goods: New Perspectives on Christian Purity (Jericho, 2015) and Problematic (forthcoming from Potomac Press, 2018). She has an MA in English Literature from Baylor (’10) and an MSt in Women’s Studies from Oxford University (’16). She lives in St. Paul, MN, and works as a staff writer for the website ShareBlue.

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