Niagara University Mission Director Publishes Article in ‘Vincentian Heritage’ Journal

September 22, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Amelia Gallagher, associate professor of religious studies and director of mission at Niagara University, has an article published in the recent issue of Vincentian Heritage.

Dr. Gallagher’s article, “Mary’s House in Ephesus, Turkey: Interfaith Pilgrimage in the Age of Mass Tourism,” analyzes the intersection of Vincentian history, tourism and popular religion at Meryem Ana Evi, a Marian shrine located on the Aegean coast of Turkey.

Vincentian Heritage is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting a living interest in the historical and spiritual heritage of the wide-ranging Vincentian family under the patronage of St. Vincent de Paul (1581-1660) and St. Louise de Marillac (1591-1660).

As NU’s mission director, Dr. Gallagher is intricately involved in the planning and coordination of the university’s celebration of Vincentian Heritage Week, which takes place Sept. 23-30.