Sister Maureen Grady, CSC

Faculty Profiles

Sister Maureen Grady, CSC

Visiting Assistant Professor
Nursing Science
1 Havican Hall


Sister Maureen Grady prepares her students for leadership and to make a difference in an increasingly interdependent world. With international nursing experience and extensive pastoral care history, Sister Grady offers a well-rounded perspective into nursing not just as a career, but an ethical calling.


DMin, Christian Theological Seminary
MA, Christian Theological Seminary
BSN, Loyola University
RN, Holy Cross School of Nursing

Areas of Expertise 

Leadership development
International and global partnerships
Clinical pastoral formation

Research Interests 

Leadership in a global community
Intercultural competency
Ethical perspectives in nursing

Professional Experience 

  • Following multiple assignments in the U.S. health care field specializing in critical care nursing, pastoral health care and nursing education, Sister Maureen spent twenty years in war zones in the Middle East, particularly in Lebanon and Syria, as Chief Operating Officer for Catholic Near East Welfare. She was responsible for support of war victims and rehabilitation of social services and reconstruction of infrastructures.
  • Saint Mary's College, Fellow of Center for Women's Intercultural Leadership, 2010–present
  • Latin Rite Diocese, Lebanon, Professor of Pastoral Formation, 2000–2002

Professional Nursing Experience

  • Saint Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, Director of Field Ministry, 2004–2008
  • Saint Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, Dean of Pastoral Formation, 2002–2004
  • Leadership Conference Women Relidious, Consultant for Pastoral Education, 1994–1999
  • Pontifical Mission, New York City, Chief Operating Officer and Special Assistant to the President, 1990–1993
  • Pontifical Mission, Lebanon, Director, 1986–1990
  • Saint Mary's College, Director of Pastoral Services, 1985
  • Hospice of Saint Joseph County, Director of Pastoral Care, 1984
  • Holy Cross Health System, Director of Ministerial Services, 1983
  • Saint John's Medical Center, Director of Pastoral Service, 1972–1980
  • Congregational Sponsored Health Care Facilities, Registered Nurse Specialized in Critical Care, 1965–1972

Professional Memberships 

  • Theta Phi Theological Honor Society

Awards and Honors

  • Recipient of Lebanese National Citizenship
  • Invested as Officer of the National Order of the Cedar, Republic of Lebanon
  • Pro Eclesia Pontifica Medal, Holy See, Vatican City
  • Outstanding Alumnae Achievement Award, Holy Cross School of Nursing