Catholic Chaplain, Director of Newman Ministry
As Catholic Chaplain and Director of Newman Ministry, Sister Nancy Corcoran, CSJ serves as 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 traditions found in Catholicism.
Sister Nancy's understandings of the richness of a multi-faith world derive from her professional experiences in Hawaii, Missouri, New York, Alabama, Mississippi, Illinois, and her home state of Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Regis College and Harvard Divinity School. Other academic studies include course work at the University of Hawaii, St. Louis University, Boston College University, the Mexican American Cultural Center, the Black Catholic Institute at Xavier University, Facing History and Ourselves in Chicago and Dar al Islam in New Mexico. These experiences complement Sister’s commitment to intra-religious and inter-religious dialogue in a multiracial and global society.
Nancy will finish a term of office as a member of the Province Leadership Team of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (St. Louis) and as a member of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR). She is the Founding Director of grass/roots Women's Spirituality Center whose mission was to create community one conversation at a time. She has served on the Leadership Team of the Weston Wayland Interfaith Action Group (WWIAG) and the Advisory Board of the RUAH Spirituality Institute. SkyLightPaths, Inc published her book Secrets of a Prayer: A Multifaith Guide to Creating Personal Prayer in Your Life in 2007.