Women of the Church: A Catholic Leadership Conference
October 18-20, 2019
Join us this October to examine how women’s leadership is a source of strength and knowledge. Imagine new possibilities for women as leaders in the Catholic Church. Get ready to be inspired, challenged, and strengthened!  Registration has closed. Details are available on the conference website.

Read interviews with our keynotes and conference organizer about this exciting, unique conference in the National Catholic Reporter.

Click to read an excellent article published in America magazine on women in the Catholic Church

Fall Events Coming Soon

Endowed Lectures Series

Distinguished scholars come to Saint Mary's to lead us in an exploration of the relationship of faith and faith and engagement with contemporary religious and theological issues. Please join us for our upcoming lectures, which are free and open to the public.  These lectures are sponsored by the Saint Mary's College Annual Endowed Lecture Series Fund.

Monday, November 18, 7 p.m., Carroll Auditorium, Madeleva Hall
Memory, Commitment and Solidarity: Maura Clarke and the Churchwomen of El Salvador as Models for Our Troubled Present 
Eileen Markey
Asst. Professor, Lehman College, City University of New York
Investigative journalist

Four decades after their deaths, the lessons of churchwomen of El Salvador's lives offer clarity and instruction for our contemporary struggles for justice. Eileen Markey, author of A Radical Faith: The Assassination of Sr. Maura, will reflect on how the acts of remembrance and commemorating, understanding the particular and specific work of the churchwomen can illuminate our present and help light a future. 

Free and open to the public. 


Other Events

Find Your VOICE (Vocation Operating in Campus Engagement)
New program for first-year students--details coming soon!


2018-2019 Theologies of Lived Faith

More and more theology today uses experience as a legitimate source for reflection on faith and reason. The experiences of everyday Christians as well as those of more famous saints, prophets, and martyrs, shape the ways we think about God and act for love and justice in the world. In 2018-2019 we explored spirituality from the lens of experience and cultivated communities of lived faith.

Thursday, February 21, 2019
Christian Prayer in a Violent World
Dr. Andrew Prevot
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
Boston College

While recognizing that prayers offered in the midst of violence can be ineffective and can encourage inaction, Dr. Prevot will nevertheless argue that genuine prayers offered in solidarity with the victims of history can have a powerful, life-transforming significance and that this is the true meaning of Christian prayer.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
The Latinx Catholic Imagination and the Future of American Catholicism
Dr. Natalia Imperatori-Lee
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Manhattan College

Dr. Imperatori-Lee explores how the stories people tell, especially stories from marginalized communities like Latinas, can broaden our understanding of Catholicism's past, present, and future.

Other Events

Monday, March 25, 2019
A School of Their Own: Saint Mary's Graduate School of Sacred Theology (1943-1969)
Dr. Sandra Yocum

University Professor of Faith and Culture
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
University of Dayton

Established in 1943, the School of Sacred Theology at Saint Mary's College was the first program in the United States to provide graduate education in theology to women. As a way of reading and responding to the signs of the times, the College empowered some of the first female theologians. This lecture celebrates Saint Mary's 175th anniversary and the 75th anniversary of the School's founding.

34th Madeleva Lecture
Theologizing in an Insurgent Key, Subverting Violence Against Women
Dr. Nancy Pineda-Madrid, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
Thursday, April 25, 2019


For more information, please contact Kathy Guthrie, (574) 284-4636, or email: