Mary Frohlich, RSCJ

Professor of Spirituality, Catholic Theological Union


Sr. Mary is a Religious of the Sacred Heart who has been on the CTU faculty since 1993.  She is a noted scholar of Carmelite spirituality, with publications on Teresa of Avila, Therese of Lisieux, and John of the Cross as well as on broader issues in the tradition. An active participant in the development of Spirituality as a discipline recognized within the academy, she served as President of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality in 2007-2008. Current research interests include the contributions of the physical and human sciences to insight into spiritual transformation, contemplative contributions to fostering ecological conversion, and methodological issues in spirituality.  In addition to teaching, she writes and leads workshops on Carmelite spirituality, spirituality as an academic discipline, and ecospirituality.  She enjoys gardening, hiking, and leading outdoor retreats.