Learn firsthand from a monk, a friar and two sisters the meaning of a religious vocation and of the consecrated life during a panel discussion at Mercyhurst University on Thursday, Sept. 24. The presentation, at 7 p.m. in Walker Recital, is titled “Religious Life: Crossroads or Crisis?” The speakers will include Sister Anne Curtis, RSM, a Sister of Mercy; Rev. Daniel P. Horan, OFM, a Franciscan priest; Brother Anthony Weber, OCSO, a Trappist monk; and Sister Charlotte Zalot, OSB, a Benedictine Sister. Earlier in the day Fr. Horan will celebrate Mercyhurst’s Mass of the Holy Spirit, an annual event that marks the start of a new academic year. The event is sponsored by Mercyhurst’s William C. Sennett Institute for Mercy and Catholic Studies and Office of Mission Integration in observance of the Year of Consecrated Life designated by Pope Francis. For more information, contact Mary Hembrow Snyder, Ph.D., email@example.com.