Rev. James FlavinRev. James Flavin, a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston, will discuss “Holiness and Healthy Spirituality” in a free public lecture Sunday.

Priest to address issues of spiritual health

A Roman Catholic priest licensed as a psychotherapist will discuss “Holiness and Healthy Spirituality” as part of Assumption University’s Christian Culture Series on Sunday, January 11, at the McEwan Campus of Assumption Church.

Rev. James Flavin, a member of the American Psychological Association and the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, promises a well-rounded view of healthy living through spirituality and psychology for clergy, religious and laity. He is president-emeritus of the St. John Vianney Center in Philadelphia, a facility for behavioral health and addictive disease treatment that integrates Catholic principles with best practices in psychiatry, psychology, spirituality and nursing.

His lecture will focus on how to remain spiritually healthy especially with sexual abuse issues and the lure of the Internet. It is free and open to the public and begins at 2 p.m. Assumption Church’s McEwan Campus is located at 711 McEwan Avenue.