Faculty Directory

Catherine M. Mooney

Associate Professor of Church History

Selected Courses

Fall 2018

Seminar: Saints and Sanctity
Spiritual Autobiography: Journeys into Self & God

Spring 2019

History of Western Christianity II
Ignatian Spirituality: Foundations and Traditions

Other Courses

Classics of Christian Spirituality: 1100 to the PresentSpiritual Autobiography
History of Christian Spirituality: 1200 to the Present
Popes and the Papacy: From Peter to the Present
Seminar: Critical Perspective on Ignatian Spirituality
Women Doctors of the Church: Hildegard of Bingen, Catherine of Siena, Teresa of Avila and Thérèse of Lisieux

Selected Publications

"Medieval Monastic, Mendicant, and Mystical Writers: Women, Men, and the Holy Spirit," in With the Holy Spirit: Responding to the Giver of Life, ed. Richard Lennan and Nancy Piñeda-Madrid (New York: Paulist Press, forthcoming)

Clare of Assisi and the Thirteenth-Century Church: Religious Women, Rules, and Resistance, The Middle Ages Series (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016).

“Teresa of Avila, Monastic Founder and Master of Prayer,” in All Holy Men and Women: A Paulist Litany of Saints, ed. Thomas A. Kane (Paulist Press, 2014).

“Wondrous Words: Catherine of Siena’s Miraculous Reading and Writing According to the Early Sources,” in Catherine of Siena: The Creation of a Cult, ed. Jeffrey Hamburger & Gabriela Signori (Brepols 2013).

“The ‘Lesser Sisters” in Jacques de Vitry’s 1216 Letter,” Franciscan Studies 69 (2011): 1-29.

“Ignatian Spirituality, A Spirituality for Mission,” Mission Studies 26 (2009): 192-213.

“The Changing Fortunes of Angela of Foligno, Daughter, Mother and Wife,” in History in the Comic Mode: Medieval Communities and the Matter of Person, ed. Rachel Fulton & Bruce W. Holsinger (Columbia University Press, 2007), 56-67, 307-310.

“Interdisciplinarity in Teaching Medieval Mysticism: The Case of Angela of Foligno,” Horizons 34.1 (2007): 54-77.

“Nuns, Tertiaries, and Quasi-Religious: The Religious Identities of Late Medieval Italian Holy Women,” Medieval Feminist Forum 42 (2006): 68-92.

“Nuns: Christian Nuns,” in The Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. Lindsay Jones (Macmillan, 2005), 10: 6763-65.

Gendered Voices: Medieval Saints and Their Interpreters (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999). Editor; and Contributor: “Voice, Gender, and the Portrayal of Sanctity,” and “Imitatio Christi or Imitatio Mariae? Clare of Assisi and Her Interpreters.”

Philippine Duchesne: A Woman with the Poor (1990; Wipf & Stock, 2007).  Translated also into Japanese (2000), Bahasa Indonesia (2012), and Korean (2015). [translated into four languages]