Maria Cimperman is a Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (RSCJ). She serves as Associate Professor of Theological Ethics and the Director of the Center for the Study of Consecrated Life at Catholic Theological Union (Chicago). Her work is at the intersection of moral theology, social ethics and spirituality.

Love of God and love of neighbor converge in the desire to respond to the cries of the people and the cries of the earth – the wounded heart of humanity and earth where God already is and where God is calling us.

Maria is passionate about creating communities of hope on a global scale, linking across religious families and with all in common cause for the transformation of the world for a more just, merciful and loving local and global community.  

She is writing a book on Religious Life For the 21st Century. Additional research and writing interest include:  peacebuilding and reconciliation; moral imagination and the arts; communal discernment.  Maria presents both nationally and internationally and finds it a grace to engage with people on conversations of consequence. She enjoys immersing in other cultures to see, hear and imagine the new emerging.



Social Analysis for the 21st Century: How Faith Becomes Action (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2015) [book];

“Hope Encounters: Consecrated Life for Our Times” Origins (Vol 45 (2) May 14, 2015 pp19-26 – Also found online at: file:///Users/mariacimperman/Downloads/1185-Article%20Text-5715-1-10-20150920.pdf  [article]



January 28, 2018

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Let’s not simply be amazed. Let’s act also. What would it take? To really believe? To act? To ever more pattern your life on his life? To be the Good News – to all we meet.

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