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Diane Hanley

Diane Hanley


Women In Spirit

Event Date: April 27th, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 12 noon
St. Joseph Cathedral Parish Hall
Speaker: Diane Hanley
Executive Director, St. Joseph Spirituality Center
“Enlivened by the Spirit to Respond”

The mission of the St. Joseph Spirituality Center, a ministry of the Congregation of St. Joseph, is to awaken and deepen spirituality to serve the dear neighbor and to impact our world. As executive director and an associate of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Dianne Hanley seeks to answer this call every day. Spearheading Word and Deed, a Center program that fosters a deep spirituality to address unjust systems, volunteering as a leader with Together Baton Rouge and Together Louisiana, organizations which work to build relationships across racial, class, geographic, cultural and religious barriers to affect positive change in our community and the state, Dianne is enlivened by the Spirit to follow God’s call that all may be one.

Additionally, Dianne recently participated in Pope Francis’ recent World Meeting of Popular Movements in Modesto, California, at which participants composed a letter to share the concerns of those who live in poverty, or are marginalized or oppressed in the U.S. She has traveled with local religious leaders to Turkey to explore religious sites common to Jewish, Christian and Muslim traditions. She also traveled to Tanzania and Ethiopia with Catholic Relief Services as part of her previous work as Associate Director for Parish Social Ministry for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Dianne has been Social Responsibility Coordinator at St. George Catholic Church where she has been a member for over 20 years.

Dianne is a native of Baton Rouge. She graduated from Redemptorist High School and earned a B.A. in English from LSU. She also has a Master of Pastoral Studies from Loyola University in New Orleans. She has been married to John Hanley for over 35 years and has three grown children. One of her greatest joys has been to receive her first grandchild into the world this spring, Felicity Celestine.

WOMEN IN SPIRIT is a monthly interfaith gathering for women who are seeking spiritual growth and wishing to share new and affirming perspectives on faith in everyday life. Sponsored by St. Joseph Cathedral, it offers a welcoming haven for women from the stresses of office or home. Its meetings include a complimentary lunch with time for networking with other women who represent a spectrum of ethnic origins and religious affiliations. To ensure adequate planning, please let us know you’re coming by phoning the Parish Office 225-387-5928 or by emailing sjwomeninspirit@aol.com.


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Women In Spirit
April 27th, 2017
Thursday 12:00 PM