Marybeth Lorbiecki

The sixth annual Doris H. Murphy Memorial Lecture, “Laudato Si’— On Care for Our Common Home: Transforming Your Life, Parish, and the World,” is Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 6:30-8 p.m., at St. Bridget Catholic Church, River Falls. Presenter Marybeth Lorbiecki will discuss Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical Laudato Si.

A consultant to the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace, she is the author of “Following St. Francis: John Paul II’s Call for Ecological Action” (Rizzoli Ex Libris, 2014) and “A Fierce Green Fire: Aldo Leopold’s Life and Legacy” (Oxford University Press, 2016).

A graduate of the College of St. Catherine, she cofounded and directs the nonprofit program Interfaith Oceans, to engage people of faith with marine scientists and conservation organizations to protect and restore ocean systems, species and peoples. This lecture series is established in memory of Doris H. Murphy, a former faith formation director at St. Bridget and a teacher, writer, and lecturer who had a passion for catechesis, social justice, scripture study, liturgy and the Eucharist, Vatican II and care for the environment. Call 715-425-1870 for details.