Sister Mary Madeline Todd, OP, a Dominican Sister of the Congregation of Saint Cecilia, earned her doctorate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome and a Master of Arts in English from the University of Memphis. Her dissertation on the theme of Christ, the Liberator of Woman, was the fruit of years of pastoral ministry with women and of study of the rich truths found in Scripture and Tradition, especially in the writings of St. John Paul II.
Sister Mary Madeline has been an invited speaker for the Seminar “Toward an Integral Feminine Theology” based in Rome, the Assumption Readings Ecumenical Conference in Kiev, Ukraine, and the Catholic Women’s Forum in Washington, DC. She writes on spiritual and moral theology, including contributions to the books Promise and Challenge, Beautiful Mercy, and Pope Francis and the Event of Encounter. Her articles have been published in L’Osservatore Romano, The Catechetical Review, and the National Catholic Register. She has spoken on both theological and literary topics nationally and internationally, including presenting for the Thomistic Institute at Harvard and Vanderbilt Universities and for the FOCUS International Conference in Samos, Spain.
She currently teaches religion and philosophy at Mount de Sales Academy in Baltimore, Maryland where she finds joy in helping the next generation of young women discover the beauty of who they are and the treasure of the gifts they have been given.
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