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Nancy Corcoran, csj
Catholic Chaplain, Director of Newman Ministry

As the Catholic Chaplain and Director of Newman Ministry, Sister Nancy Corcoran, CSJ serves as a chaplain to the students, staff and faculty of the College supporting the spiritual practices of a diverse community. Understanding the most precious teaching of the Catholic Church to be the honoring of one's conscience, Sister endeavors to provide opportunities for each person's spiritual growth. Together with the resources abundant in such an educational experience, Sister Nancy facilitates rituals which reflect the multi-cultural realities of the truly universal tradition found in Catholicism.

Sister Nancy's understandings of the richness of a multi-faith world derive from her lived experiences in Hawaii, Missouri, New York, Alabama, Mississippi, Illinois, and her home state of Massachusetts. Her studies at the University of Hawaii, St. Louis University, Boston College, Xavier University, and Harvard Divinity School complement her commitment to intra-religious and inter-religious dialogue.

Nancy is a member of the Leadership Team of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (St. Louis Province). She is the Founding Director of grass/roots Women's Spirituality Center whose mission is to create community one conversation at a time. She serves on the Leadership Team of the Weston Wayland Interfaith Action Group (WWIAG) and the Advisory Board of the RUAH spirituality Institute. Her book Secrets of a Prayer: A Multifaith Guide to Creating Personal Prayer In Your Life was published in May of 2007.