Man, Woman, and the Order of Creation

Dr. Deborah Savage  conference

Exploration of the Catholic vision of the human person in its theological, scientific and social construct.

Date & Time:

Monday, December 11, 2017
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM


OEC Auditorium, University of St. Thomas

In his 2015 Encyclical Laudato Si’, “On Care for Our Common Home,” Pope Francis points to a profound connection between our relationship to the gift of creation and the nature of the human person, itself an integral part of the created order. A fully integrated human ecology, he argues, requires that we acknowledge that we too have a nature that cannot be manipulated at will lest it lead to the assumption that we also have the right to absolute control over creation as a whole. 

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Daytime conference and lunch: Registration required.  

This one-day symposium will explore this aspect of Laudato Si’ and lay out the Catholic vision of our understanding of the nature of man and of woman. The goal of the conference is to equip clergy, religious, pastoral ministers, educators and lay leaders with the pastoral insights they need to reach out to those they serve - in truth and love. 

Order of Creation Conference Daytime Schedule

7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Evening event: Free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Anderson Parking Facility (corner of Cretin and Grand).

Order of Creation Conference Evening Schedule

For more information, please contact: Dr. Deborah Savage: (651) 962-5061 or

Co-sponsors include:
  • Minnesota Catholic Conference
  • Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute
  • The Siena Symposium for Women, Family and Culture
To make an accessibility request, call Disability Resources at (651) 962-6315.