Integrating Faith and Profession
During his address, Father O’Brien spoke about how faith has provided him with meaning, answers, and served a guiding hand throughout challenging times in his life. Father O’Brien discussed his experience with the outbreak of the AIDS epidemic in the late 1970s and early 1980s. “I watched Cardinals from Africa sit in front of me and sob because entire villages were being wiped out, but they didn’t cry anymore than I did,” he said.Father O’Brien ended his speech by telling the audience that their professions will be enhanced if they are a person of faith. The surprises and difficulties in life will never be dealt with alone if one has faith. “It will give you the ability to see things and make a difference in your life and the lives of others, “ he concluded.
O'Brien, Raymond C., "Integrating Faith and Profession" (2016). Mirror of Justice Lecture Series. 2.