Associate Professor of Christian Spirituality
Hunthausen Hall 200
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
I am, and for thirty-five years have been, a Roman Catholic Sister of Mercy. As such, both my personal and professional life are guided by “prayerful consideration of the needs of our time,” by a “preferential love for the poor and special concern for women,” and by “the pastoral priorities of the universal and local church.” My commitment to mercy and justice impels me “to develop and act from a multicultural and international perspective, to work for systemic change, to practice non-violence, to act in harmony and interdependence with all creation, and to respond to the on-going call to conversion in my lifestyle and ministry.” This commitment took on even greater significance after spending the summer of 1976 living and working with our Sisters in Jamaica, W.I. It was further enhanced in 1989 as I co-authored the constitution of the first Pax Christi chapter for the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley. I find myself at home at Seattle University, a University dedicated to the education of “the whole person.” I find myself at home at a School of Theology and Ministry that is dedicated to “professional formation.” I find myself at home in an institution committed to “empowering leaders for a just and humane world.” I appreciate the camaraderie I share with colleagues and the wonderful students and staff with whom I am fortunate to interact.In addition to my work at the School of Theology and Ministry, I enjoy great friends, hiking and the wonders of nature, a good meal (that someone else prepares), reading well written novels and historical narratives, playing the piano and listening to music. As part of my educational experience, I had the opportunity to study the Navajo Blessingway Rite with Dr. Clara Sue Kidwell at the University of California at Berkeley. As a native of Nashville, Tennessee, I enjoy the occasional trip across country where I take great delight in meeting folks from native tribal traditions. I have a particular appreciation for the art and music of other cultures.
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