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Scripture and the Spiritual Life, Podcast with Sister Anna Marie McGuan, RSM

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Sister Anna Marie McGuan studied Theology and Sacred Scripture for 11 years at the Pontifical Biblical Institute and the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. As a Religious Sister of Mercy of Alma, Michigan, Sister Anna Marie has been the director of Christian Formation for the Diocese of Knoxville since 2016. Sister Anna Marie has a passion for teaching Scripture and takes you on a journey through the Bible, from a Catholic perspective, with her podcast.


Dignity of the Human Gender, Presentations of Sister Mary Prudence Allen, RSM


Sister Prudence's work focuses in particular on women philosophers and on the philosophical concept of womanhood. Her first major book “The Concept of Woman: The Aristotelian Revolution (750 BC- 1250 AD)” was published in 1985, with a new edition in 1997 and two sequel volumes on the historically evolving concept of womanhood being released in 2002 and 2012. She has written one book and dozens of academic journal articles.

Pope Francis included Sister Prudence among the 40 theologians and philosophers he named to the International Theological Commission on Sept. 23. She is one of five women—an unprecedented number—and two Americans named to the commission that was set up in 1969 to advise the pope and Vatican on doctrinal issues. The other American appointee is Father Thomas G. Weinandy, O.F.M. Cap., former executive director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Secretariat of Doctrine.