Dr. Barbara Fiand, SNDdeN

The 2008 Madeleva Lecturer

An immigrant from Germany to Canada and then to the United States, Dr. Fiand has spent 45 years teaching, 26 of which were at the college and graduate level. She completed her Master of Arts and Ph.D. in philosophy at De Paul University. Her dissertation explored the phenomenon of reverence with special reference to Heidegger’s foundational thought. Currently she is on the faculty of the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago. She has received a number of awards, including the Celebration of Teaching Award in both 1988 and 1991 (through the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities). She continues to lecture nationally and internationally.

Dr. Fiand is a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur. She gives retreats, workshops, and courses throughout the country and abroad on issues related to holistic spirituality, prayer, religious life, feminist spirituality, transformation of consciousness, quantum spirituality, and the psychology and spirituality of human maturation. She is the author of eight books and numerous articles as well as recorded lectures.

Her most recent book, Awe-Filled Wonder: The Interface of Science and Spirituality, was published in March 2008 by Paulist Press. The book is an expanded version of her lecture by the same name.

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