Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

Book Lecture: Kathleen Osberger, "I Surrender: A Memoir of Chile's Dictatorship, 1975"

Loyola welcomes Kathleen Osberger for a talk on her recently published memoir, I Surrender: A Memoir of Chile's Dictatorship, 1975.

In September 1973, a CIA-assisted coup overthrew the democratic president of Chile, ushering in the Pinochet dictatorship. In 1975, Kathleen Osberger, a recent graduate and lay volunteer from Notre Dame, left for Santiago to teach in a Catholic grade school. Upon arrival, she was told a secret: the religious women she would live with sheltered dissidents in the crosshairs of Pinochet's secret police. Soon, Osberger is handed a blindfold, a warrant, and must go on the run. I Surrender depicts the solidarity of the Chilean people and the transformational role of nuns and priests dedicated to serving the poor, while highlighting the changing and challenged Catholic Church.

Join us Monday, February 5 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm in McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall. Students, arrive early to receive a complimentary copy of the book!

Sponsored by Catholic Studies and the Hank Center


January 19, 2024