Lecture looks at ‘Servants of Humanity’

LIHUE — The Rev. William Petrie, priest-in-residence of St. Patrick Monastery, Honolulu, will offer the next Malcolm Miner Memorial Lecture on “Servants of Humanity: St. Damien of Kalaupapa and St. Teresa of Calcutta” at 7 tonight at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Lihue.

The event is free to the public.

Fr. Bill Petrie heard God’s calling as a teen, when he became inspired by a book he read on the life of Father Damien. Little did he know at the time how God would prepare him for ministry with Mother Teresa of Calcutta, with whom he served the poorest of the poor for 25 years. Following his time with Mother Teresa, Fr. Bill came to Hawaii.

Here, he ministered to the people of Kalaupapa Settlement on Molokai, which is the same community his vocational inspiration Father Damien had served generations before.

Fr. Petrie is a man of deep devotion, compassion, and wisdom. He will share the adventurous journey of God’s gracious hand leading his life. Fr. Petrie’s experiences and insights will offer inspiration to generations seeking to pursue a life of deep meaning and purpose.

The Malcolm Miner Memorial Lecture provides lectures that connect faith, learning, and life. It was established in memory of the Rev. Malcolm Miner (1920-2012) who was priest associate of St. Michael’s. Beloved by many, he was known for his healing touch, affirming laugh, and inclusive theology. Fr. Malcolm was author of three books on healing.

Info: Rev. Phyllis Meighen at 647-4346 or spirituality@stmichaels-kauai.org.

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