Archdiocese of Newark

Hail the Cross, Our Only Hope
A Lenten Journey with St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

Keynote Speaker

Dianne M. Traflet, J.D., S.T.D.

Associate Dean, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology and Founder and Co-Director of the Institute for Christian Spirituality, earned a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, an M.A. in Catholic Theology and Pastoral Ministry from The Institute of Advanced Studies of Catholic Doctrine, St. John’s University and an S.T.L. and an S.T.D. from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (The Angelicum), Rome.  Dr. Traflet oversees the Catholic Center for Family Spirituality and the William J. Toth Summer Institute for Family Spirituality, both of which she founded. 

She gives numerous lectures and retreats on St. Edith Stein and related topics in spirituality, and is the author of
Edith Stein:  A Spiritual Portrait (Pauline Media, 2008).  Her recent classes include
Women Mystics, Theology and Practice of Prayer, Spiritual Theology and Public Speaking and Marian Spirituality.


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