Sister Rhonda Miska is an apostolic novice with the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters who currently lives in River Forest, IL.
She serves at Dominican University as University Minister and as an adjunct professor. This semester she is teaching an Introduction to Pastoral Theology and an interdisciplinary liberal arts seminar exploring themes of community, solidarity, interfaith dialogue, and social justice. She is blessed and challenged by her relationships with students, and encouraged and well-accompanied by her Dominican University colleagues in sharing the mission to “prepare students to pursue truth, give compassionate service, and participate in the creation of a more just and humane world.”
Rhonda contributed as an author and translator to Catholic Women Speak: Bringing Our Gifts to the Table (Paulist Press, 2015) and as an author to Pope Francis Lexicon (Liturgical Press, 2018). She is a regular contributor to US Catholic magazine and Global Sisters Report. Her writing has also appeared in America Magazine, Presence: a Catholic journal of poetry, and in various online publications.
Rhonda is a member of the Spiritual Directors International New Contemplatives Initiative, an active member of Giving Voice, and on the advisory board of Catholic Women Preach.
Rhonda holds an MA from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry and has also studied at the Aquinas School of Theology and the University of Virginia.
She served with the Jesuit Volunteers in Nicaragua from 2002-2004. She has taught in Religious Studies at Clarke University and the Catherine of Siena College (affiliated with the University of Roehampton in London).
Her other past ministries include coordinating Hispanic ministry and social justice ministry at a multicultural parish, leading retreats for returned missioners, hosting days of reflection on praying with poetry, accompanying migrant children in federal immigration court, and coordinating a residential life-sharing community with adults with intellectual disabilities.
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