Sr. Mary Ann Hinsdale, a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Monroe, MI), is an Associate Professor of Theology at Boston College.  She received her B.A. from Marygrove College (Detroit), her M.A. in religious education from the Catholic University of America, and her Ph.D in Systematic Theology from the University of St. Michael’s in Toronto. Her academic specializations are in theological anthropology, ecclesiology, and feminist and ecological theologies. Her previous ministries include high school teaching, campus ministry, and serving on the faculty of St. John’s Provincial Seminary (Plymouth, MI).  For the past thirty-three years she has been teaching theology to undergraduates and graduate students, first at the College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA) from 1987-2000, and since then, at Boston College.

A former president of the Catholic Theological Society of America, her publications include: Women Shaping Theology(Paulist Press), “It Comes from the People”: Community Development and Local Theologies, co-authored with Helen Lewis and Maxine Waller (Temple University Press) and many articles and book chapters. Her most recent publication is “Mutual Responsibility for the Gospel: Edward Schillebeeck’s Later Theology of Ministry and its Implications for Today,” (in the T & T Clark Handbook to Schillebeeckx, Boomsbury, 2020). Mary Ann enjoys singing, reading, seeing films, and cooking.  As a native of Chicago, she is a proud Cubs fan.



May 17, 2020

Sixth Sunday of Easter

At best, we may feel resigned; at worst, we simply feel paralyzed. And yet, for me, the Gospel reading offers us some “good news,” – and a reason for our hope, even though we are living with painful situations.

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