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Catherine Looker, SSJ, D.Min

Catherine Looker, SSJ, D.Min

Cathy Looker
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Spirituality and Ministry Associate
Saint Joseph Hall, Room 471
Educational Background: 
  • D. Min., Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia
  • M.A., Chestnut Hill College
  • M.A., Villanova University
  • B.A.,  Chestnut Hill College


  • Spiritual Direction
  • Supervision in Spiritual Direction
  • Retreat Ministry (including Ignatian 30-Day Retreats)
  • Religious Studies
Courses Taught: 
  • The Religious Imagination
  • Contemporary Christian Living
  • Contemporary Moral Issues
  • What Catholics Believe
  • Spirituality: A Life Journey
  • Introduction to Social Justice
  • Women in Society and Religion
  • Spiritual Dimensions of Attention and Mindfulness
  • Faces of Heroines in Western Religion
  • Navigating the Darkness and the Light
Scholarly Interests: 
  • Spirituality
  • The Mystics
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Dynamics of the Spiritual Journey
  • Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola