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SVC theology professor to present talk on women in the Bible

SVC theology professor to present talk on women in the Bible

by Public Relations | January 15, 2024

LATROBE, PA – Dr. Patricia Sharbaugh, associate professor of theology in Saint Vincent College’s School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, will present a talk entitled “Women in the Bible” on Thurs., Jan. 18., at 6:00 p.m. in the Fred M. Rogers Center, located on the College’s campus.Dr.-Patricia-Sharbaugh

Dr. Sharbaugh’s talk will focus on the leadership of three women in the New Testament: Peter’s mother-in-law; Martha, the sister of Mary; and Mary Magdalene. Attention will be given to why these women were able to be so strong, daring, faithful and brave, as well as to what these women teach us about knowing and loving God.

The event is free and open to all. No reservations are required to attend.

The talk is part of both SVC’s annual Life in Christ Week and the College’s year-long celebration in honor of the 40th anniversary of becoming coeducational. Life in Christ week was started by the College’s current president, Fr. Paul Taylor, O.S.B., and celebrates the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the Sanctity and Dignity of every human life and the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A list of all events scheduled for this year’s Life in Christ Week can be found here:

The 40th anniversary celebration, planned by the College’s Women’s Leadership Team, was kicked off during Saint Vincent’s annual homecoming weekend on Sept. 17 with a Women’s Brunch and has been followed since by special monthly events for the campus community, which will continue throughout the academic year.

About Dr. Sharbaugh

Dr. Patricia Sharbaugh is an associate professor of theology at Saint Vincent College. She holds a Ph.D. in systematic theology from Duquesne University and an MDiv from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Her book, “Irrepressible Light: The Women in the New Testament,” explores the connections between women in the New Testament and her own life experience seeking to move from text to life. She continues to explore these themes by maintaining a blog called “Everyday Spirituality” at She lives in Ligonier with her husband and enjoys spending time with their children and grandchildren.



PHOTO: Dr. Patricia Sharbaugh

ATTACHMENT: “Women in the Bible” talk flyer