The Saints: How They Save Us and We Save Them

Nov 1, 2022
Saint Ignatius College Prep
1076 W Roosevelt Rd
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Catherine M. MooneyBoston College

This event is in-person only. There is no cost to attend.  Please register by Thursday, October 27th.


The Lumen Christi Institute, St. Ignatius College Prep, and The Bollandists Society in Belgium invite you to a special evening with Catherine M. Mooney, Associate Professor of Church History at Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry. 


For questions, please reach out to Andrea Lamacki at 




Mass | 5:00 in Cuneo Chapel at Saint Ignatius College Prep

Reception | 5:30-6:15pm in the Brunswick Room

Presentation | 6:15-7:15pm in the Brunswick Room



Catherine M. Mooney is Associate Professor of Church History at Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry. Her research focuses on the study of saints, especially in the premodern period. She holds Master’s degrees from Harvard Divinity School and Yale University, where she also earned her Ph.D. Professor Mooney has received research awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Harvard Divinity School, and the Franciscan Institute. Her first book, Philippine Duchesne: A Woman with the Poor, explored the life of the fourth United States saint to be canonized and it has been translated into four other languages. Her other books include Gendered Voices: Medieval Saints and Their Hagiographers, and Clare of Assisi: Religious Women, Rules, and Resistance, a study that in 2018 won the Best Book Prize in hagiography. Professor Mooney has published essays on many other saints, including two of her favorite saints, Teresa of Avila and Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). She currently serves two professional organizations committed to the scholarly study of saints: she is President of the Hagiography Society and Member of the Advisory Council for the Bollandist Society, founded by the Jesuits.