The church Francis will find in Korea

Holy Names Sr. Sophia Park

Holy Names Sr. Sophia Park, a native of South Korea, is an assistant professor of religious studies and philosophy at Holy Names University in California and teaches spiritual direction courses at San Francisco Theological Seminary. Park holds a doctorate in Christian spirituality from Graduate Theological Union.

Her research interests include biblical spirituality, cross-cultural spiritual direction and religious life from a postcolonial and global feminist perspective. She says she believes scholarly work should go with service and engagement with people for justice, that service and engagement without prayerfulness exists as fantasy.

I spoke to her recently about Pope Francis' upcoming trip to South Korea, what kind of church the pope will likely find there, her hopes for the trip, and what might be the lasting impact of the Aug. 13-18 voyage, Francis' third international apostolic journey. Listen to the conversation over at Global Sisters Report.

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