In addition to lectures, the Center for Spirituality offers a wide variety of programming to engage the life of the mind and spirit for our campus audiences, the local community, and broader society geared at serving the academy and the church. Conferences, retreats, and other special projects give you the opportunity to explore the many dimensions of spirituality on a deeper level.

Women Shaping Theology Workshop

Named after Sr. Mary Ann Hinsdale’s Madeleva Lecture on the history of women in Catholic theology, the proposed program gathers women theologians to workshop research in progress, including but not limited to book chapters, articles for peer review, conference presentations, and essays for general audiences. Workshop participants will read submitted writings that are circulated ahead of the workshop and dedicate the workshop meeting to offering constructive feedback to their peers. This program is by invitation only and is open to all women theologians who have earned a terminal degree in theology or an allied field. If you would like to be considered for an invitation, please contact Dr. Julia Feder, Assistant Director of the Center for the Study of Spirituality, who is the current coordinator for the workshop (