Associate Professor of Missiology
Chair, Ecclesiastical Faculty
In 1990, Sr. Guider joined the faculty of Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts and in 2008, she became a member of the ecclesiastical faculty of the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College. Working in the area of Systematic Theology, her teaching and research interests focus primarily on ecclesiology and missiology. Currently, she is working on a book length manuscript entitled With Hearts Broken Open: U.S. Franciscan Missionaries in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa (1879-2019). Among her most recent publications is a co-edited volume entitled The Grace of Medellín: History, Theology and Legacy: Reflections on the Significance of Medellín for the Church in the United States. Miami: Convivium Press, 2018). Sr. Guider is the Past-President of the Association of Professors of Mission and former president of the American Society of Missiology. She has served as an advisor and consultant for numerous religious institutes and missionary societies as well as a trustee and board member for a variety of Catholic institutions and organizations. Sr. Guider is a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate (Joliet, IL)
“Mentoring for Missional Colleagueship and Friendship in the Lord.” Unlikely Friends: How God Uses Boundary-Crossing Friendships to Transform the World. Edited by David W. Scott, Daryl R. Ireland, Grace Y. May, and Casely B. Essamuah. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2021.
“Prevenir contra o abuso sexual intrafamiliar: “Isto não se faz em Israel” (2 Sam 13:9) Perspectivas na prevenção do abuso sexual intrafamiliar.” Teologia da Prevenção: Por um caminho de humanização. Organizado por José Antonio Trasferetti, Mário Marcelo Coelho e Ronaldo Zacharias. São Paulo, SP: Paulus, 2021.
“The Glocalization of Theological Education: A Roman Catholic Perspective.” Locating American Theological Education in a Global Context: Conversations with Higher Education. Edited by Henrick Pieterse. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2019.
“The Grace of Medellín and the Transformation of U.S. Missionaries.” The Grace of Medellín: History, Theology and Legacy: Reflections on the Significance of Medellín for the Church in the United States. Edited by Margaret Eletta Guider, Félix Palazzi and O. Ernesto Valiente. Miami, FL: Convivium Press, 2018.
“Lidando com o dragão devorador de almas.” Os Desafios morais da formação presbiteral hoje. Organizado por José Antonio Trasferetti, Maria Inês de Castro Millen e Ronaldo Zacharias. São Paulo, SP: Paulus, 2018.
“Spiritual Charisms in the World Church.” The Holy Spirit: Setting the World on Fire. Edited by Richard Lennan and Nancy Pineda-Madrid. New York, NY: Paulist Press, 2017.