Award-Winning Author to Speak at Benedictine College

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Author Dawn Eden GoldsteinDawn Eden Goldstein, the award-winning author whose pen name is Dawn Eden, will give a presentation at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. Her talk, “Chastity and the Mystical Rose,” is set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13, in the McAllister Board Room, located on the fourth floor of the Ferrell Academic Center. The presentation, sponsored by the Convocation & Arts Committee, is free and open to the public.

Goldstein is an assistant professor of dogmatic theology at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. Her books include Remembering God's MercyThe Thrill of the Chaste and My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints. Her book Remembering God's Mercy, on Ignatian spirituality for healing of memories, was awarded first place in the Inspirational category of the Association of Catholic Publishers' 2017 Excellence in Publishing Awards. Her books have been featured on EWTN and in the New York Times and L'Osservatore Romano, and have been translated into Chinese, Polish, Slovak and Spanish.

Born into a Jewish family in New York City, Dawn lost her faith as a teenager and became an agnostic. In the 1990s, while she was in her 20s, she was a rock journalist in New York City, interviewing oldies artists such as Brian Wilson and Harry Nilsson. She went on to work in editorial positions for the New York Post and the Daily News.

At the age of 31, Dawn underwent a dramatic conversion to Christianity that ultimately led her to enter the Catholic Church. She returned to school and received her doctorate in sacred theology (S.T.D.) summa cum laude from the University of St. Mary of the Lake in 2016, becoming the first woman in the university's history to earn a canonical doctorate. Her dissertation was on recent Magisterial teaching on redemptive suffering. Prior to joining the faculty of Holy Apostles, she taught at St. Mary's College, Oscott, the seminary of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, England.

Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas.  The school is proud to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report as well as one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide.  It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging.  It has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.