LEWISTON – Thomas Moore, Ph.D., author of the bestseller, “Care of the Soul,” as well as “Soul Mates,” “The Education of the Heart,” and most recently, “Dark Nights of the Soul,” will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn campus. His topic will be “The Soul of the University.”

Moore was a Catholic monk for 12 years, and later earned degrees in theology, musicology and religion. A former professor of religion and psychology, he is known for the fresh, imaginative vision he brings to counseling, psychotherapy and education.

He is working on two books: the first brings a spiritual vision to the task of finding life work and imagines jobs, avocations, successes and failures as a process of tending to the changes and developments in souls that occur over a lifetime.

The second, a book stemming from Moore’s concern about the religion wars at play in world conflict, gives “a picture of Jesus that is congenial with the many religious and spiritual traditions of the world,” writes Moore.

Moore’s address will be held in Room 170 at USM/L-A on 51 Westminster St. He will speak earlier in the day in the Woodbury Campus Center Amphitheater on the Portland campus. Both events are free and open to the public.

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