Mount honors Dominican Sister with Seton Medal
Friday, October 22, 2010
ST. LAWRENCE DEANERY — The College of Mount St. Joseph honored Dominican Sister Barbara E. Reid with the 2010 St. Elizabeth Seton Medal on Oct. 20.
Sister Barbara presented a lecture, “Reading the Scriptures with the Mind, Eyes and Heart of a Woman,” following the presentation.
A Dominican Sister of Grand Rapids, Mich., Sister Barbara is the vice president and academic dean at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, Ill., the largest Catholic graduate school of theology in the United States. In addition to being a world-renowned scholar of biblical studies, Sister Barbara is a noted commentator on contemporary American Catholicism and the portrayal of women in the Gospels.
With more than half a dozen books to her credit, Sister Barbara’s works include Taking Up the Cross: New Testament Interpretations Through Latina and Feminist Eyes; The Gospel According to Matthew; and Parables for Preachers. She is the general editor for a new 60-volume feminist commentary on the Bible and she publishes a weekly column on “the Word” for America magazine.
Sister Barbara holds a doctorate in biblical studies, New Testament specialization, from the Catholic University of America, and a master’s degree in religious studies and bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Aquinas College.
The St. Elizabeth Seton Medal is named in honor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, foundress of the Sisters of Charity, the congregation that established the College of Mount St. Joseph in 1920 and today continues to sponsor it. The Seton Medal recognizes distinguished women in theology.