Faculty Directory

Colleen M. Griffith

Professor of the Practice of Theology


Colleen M. Griffith, Professor of the Practice of Theology and Director of Spirituality Studies, holds her Doctorate in Theology from Harvard University Divinity School. She works at the intersection of theology and spirituality and her publications, public lectures and addresses reflect this intersection. In addition to her full time teaching, Colleen directs and teaches within the Post-Masters Certificate Program in the Practice of Spirituality.

Selected Courses

Fall 2021

Theological Foundations

Historical Spiritual Classics

Selected Publications

"Practice as Embodied Knowing:  Epistemological and Theological Considerations," Invitation to Practical Theology, ed. Claire Wolfteich.  Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2014.

"Underhill's Practical Mysticicm: One Hundred Years Later," New Theology Review, vol. 27, no. 1 (2014).

"Elizabeth Ann Seton: An Example of Holy Dexterity," All Holy Men and Women, ed. Thomas A. Kane.  Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2014.

"Spirituality and the Body,"  Reading in Moral Theology No. 17,:  Ethics and Spirituality, eds. Charles Curran and Lisa Fullam.  Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2014.

"Christian Hope: A Grace and a Choice," Hope: Promise, Possibility and Fufillment,  eds. Richard Lennan and Nancy Pineda-Madrid.  Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2013.

Catholic Spiritual Practices: A Treasury of Old and New, eds. Colleen M. Griffith and Thomas Groome.  Brewster" Paraclete Press, 2012, 2014.

"Dialogue:  The Pearl of Price,"  Women, Wisdom and Witness: Engaging Contexts in Conversation, eds. Rosemary Carbine and Kathleen Dolphin.  Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2012.

Prophetic Witness: Catholic Women's Strategies for Reform, ed. Colleen M. Griffith, New York: Crossroads Publishers, 2009.  Awarded first place in the gender category by the Catholic Press Association, 2010.