5 Women Religious Authors to Celebrate During Women's History Month

By Katie Beckmann, Communications Manager


From the beginning of Lent to Saint Patrick’s Day to the First Day of Spring, many holidays are celebrated in March.


For women religious, March is an extraordinary month because of Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day, and National Catholic Sisters Week.

Women religious are recognized and honored throughout March because of the work they have done through their various ministries. Whether it be teaching, healthcare, social work, preaching, or advocacy; women religious have impacted many lives and industries across the globe.


Several women religious have made their mark on the world through literature and have authored highly-recommended books.


The next time you are looking for a new book to read, consider picking one written by these five talented authors.


· Sister Joan Chittister, OSB, has authored over 25 well-known books such as The Time is Now, A Call to Uncommon Change and Radical Spirit, 12 Ways to Live a Free and Authentic Life. To learn more about Sister Joan and her books, click here.


· Sister Mary Catherine Hilkert, OP, is the author of Speaking with Authority: Catherine of Siena and the Voices of Women Today and Naming Grace: Preaching and the Sacramental Imagination. To learn more about Sister Mary Catherine and her books, click here.


· Sister Elizabeth A. Johnson, CSJ, is the author of many recognized books such as Quest for the Living God: Mapping Frontiers in the Theology of God and Creation and the Cross: The Mercy of God for a Planet in Peril. To learn more about Sister Mary Catherine and her books, click here.


· Sister Kathleen McManus, OP, Ph.D., is a member of the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York and has been published in several academic journals and in theological books. She is currently working on a book entitled Suffering and the Vulnerable Rule of God: A Feminist Epistemology. To learn more about Sister Kathleen and her articles, click here.


· Sister Terry Rickard, OP, D.Min., who is a member of the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, and the President of RENEW International, is the author of Live Lent! Year A, and has been a contributing author to Spiritual Manifestos and Preaching in the Sunday Assembly. To learn more about Sister Terry and her books, click here.

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