Sr. Theresa Rickard is a Dominican Sister of Blauvelt, New York and the President and Executive Director of RENEW International, an organization dedicated to fostering spiritual renewal in the Catholic tradition by empowering individuals and communities to encounter God in everyday life, deepen and share faith, and connect faith with action.
Sr. Terry is national speaker on evangelization, small communities, preaching, and vocations. She has presented at numerous national and regional conferences, most recently the Dominican Jubilee Colloquium on Preaching, Mid-Atlantic Congress, Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, and the National Conference of Catechetical Leaders.
Sr. Terry authored RENEW International’s recent publication, Live Lent! Year A, a collection of weekly small group faith-sharing sessions and personal daily meditations. She has also written Advent and Lent devotionals for The Living Gospel series published by Ave Maria Press, and is a contributing author to Preaching in the Sunday Assembly and We Preach Christ Crucified published by Liturgical Press. Sr. Terry is a regular contributor to RENEW International’s blog in the category “God in the Stuff of Life.”
Sr. Terry is ex officio president of the RENEW International Board of Trustees, and is a member of the boards of Holy Cross Family Ministries and St. Dominic’s Home.
Before joining the RENEW staff she ministered in two parishes in the South Bronx, was the Director of Vocation and Formation ministry for her Dominican congregation, and was a member of the Archdiocese of New York Parish Mission Team.
She holds a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri; a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in New York City; and Master of Arts in Religion and Religious Education from Fordham University, New York.
We who have been loved into life by our merciful and faithful God are to be wounded healers, willing to suffer for the sake of the Gospel, sharing with the world the mercy that God has poured upon our lives.VIEW