Capuchin Ministries to Talk Science, Faith

Labor Day retreat for teens

Capuchin Youth & Family Ministries in Garrison will host a retreat for teenagers and young adults over the Labor Day weekend focused on “reason and religion.” A number of speakers, including a professor of theology, a molecular biologist and Brother Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory (via Skype), will speak about science and religion’s common desire to seek truth.

Father Erik Lenhart of Capuchin Youth & Family Ministries in Garrison and McKenzie Malcom of St. Columba parish in Hopewell Junction, unveil a poster honoring Sister Mary Kenneth Keller. (Photo provided)

The ministry invites teenagers ages 14 and older to attend. “The goal is to illustrate to teens and adults how science and faith both seek the truth by asking different questions,” said Father Erik Lenhart.

The experience will also introduce teens to top scientific minds who were Catholic, including astronomer Georges Lemaître, who formulated the modern Big Bang theory, and Sister Mary Kenneth Keller, the first women in the U.S. to receive a Ph.D. in computer science. See coyfm.org to register.


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