Archbishop of Seattle to speak on Abbey Series

March 20, 2012

Lacey, Washington — Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, D.D., S.T.L., the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Seattle will deliver a lecture as part of Saint Martin’s Abbey’s “Abbey Church Events” annual concert/lecture series on Saturday, March 31, at 2:00 p.m., in the Saint Martin’s Abbey Church. Archbishop Sartain’s Abbot Gerald R. Desmond Lecture is titled: “The Sacred Liturgy and the New Evangelization.”

The Archbishop earned a licentiate of sacred theology from the Pontifical Athenaeum San Anselmo, Rome, and is a member of the Administrative Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

This lecture is open to the public free of charge, though a free-will donation is suggested. The doors will open one hour prior to the beginning of the lecture. Admission is limited to available seating.

Saint Martin’s Abbey Church is located at 5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey. It is suggested that attendees enter the campus via the College Street and Abbey Way entrance, adjacent to the Lacey Timberland Library.

For more than 20 years, Saint Martin’s Abbey has hosted an annual concert and lecture series, Abbey Church Events. The series was established by the Saint Martin's monastic community in 1980.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Everett College, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at

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