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Leah Libresco Visits UHart Tomorrow


Posted 02/05/2019
Submitted by Sandi Smith
Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements

University of Hartford Catholic Campus Ministry and the Newman Club are excited to welcome Leah Libresco Sargeant as she shares with us her journey from atheist blogger to Catholic apologist and her insights on prayer and praying with others.

Leah grew up as an atheist on Long Island. As a student at Yale University, she picked fights with the most interesting wrong people she could find — which turned out to be the campus Catholics. After reading an awful lot of books, years of late-night debates, and a fair amount of argumentative blogging, she was surprised but pleased to find out that she'd been wrong about religion, generally, and Catholicism in particular. A graduate from Yale in 2011, Leah was received into the Catholic Church in November 2012.  Her conversion unfolded through her popular blog, Unequally Yoked, and was also covered by various media outlets including CNN, NBC News, and TheBlaze.

Leah is the author of two books Arriving at Amen: Seven Catholic Prayers That Even I Can Offer (2015) and Building the Benedict Option- A Guide to Gathering Two or Three Together in His Name (2018).

Leah will be speaking at the Catholic Campus Ministry Center on Thursday, February 7 from 12:30pm to 2pm. The event is free but seating is limited.

All are invited to join us beforehand for lunch at 12noon (beef and vegan chili).