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School of Theology and Ministry

Margaret E. Guider, O.S.F.

associate professor of missiology

Margaret E. Guider, O.S.F.

Contact Information | (617) 552-6518;
(815) 725-8735, ext. 105
9 Lake Street, Room 313


A.B., M.Ed., M.A., S.T.L., Th.D. (Harvard)

Areas of Interest

Teaching interests include Global Christianity, World Mission Studies, Contextual Theologies, Contemporary Issues in Religion, Culture & Society, Mariology and Franciscan Spirituality. Current research focuses on U.S. Franciscan Missionary Activity in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa; Consecrated Life in the 21st Century; Mission, Identity and Charism in Catholic Higher Education.


Sr. Guider joined the Weston Jesuit Faculty in 1990. She is the author of Daughters of Rahab: Prostitution and the Church of Liberation in Brazil (Fortress, 1996) and editor of Doing What Is Ours to Do: A Clarian Theology of Life (Franciscan Institute, 2000). Sr. Guider is past-president of the American Society of Missiology and a member of the Catholic Theological Society of America and the American Academy of Religion. She has served as a Trustee of the University of St. Francis and Siena College and as a resource person for various religious congregations, missionary societies and Catholic institutions. She is a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate (Joliet, IL) and recently served as the Congregation’s Vice-President and Councilor for Mission from 2008-2012.


Fall 2014
Mariology (TMST 7039)
Discipleship and Prophetic Imagination (TMST 8105)

Spring 2015
Ministry for Mission Seminar (TMPS 8047)
The Church (TMST 7020)

Other Courses
TM 646- Ecclesial Ministry
TM 638- Seminar: Global Catholicism in the 21st Century
TM 557- Consecrated Life in the 21st Century
TM 559- Discipleship: Perspectives of the 20th Century Theologians
TM 802- Theology, Education and Liberation

Recent Publications

“Reconciliation within and among Religious Communities.” Horizon 37:3 (2012).

“Let Your Light Shine.” C21 Resources. Spring, 2011.

“Missionary Activity 1910-2010: A Roman Catholic Perspective.” With Thomas Grenham, S.P.S. Atlas of Global Christianity. Kenneth R. Ross, ed. Edinburgh: 2010.