Jeanne Marie Gribaudo
Professor of the Practice of Theology, Austin Scholars
Religious and Theological Studies
Sister Jeanmarie Gribaudo, CSJ
Sister Jeanne entered the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston in 1989 and made final vows in 1995. As a Sister of St. Joseph, she obtained a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College in 1998, a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from Weston Jesuit School of Theology in 2007, and a Doctorate of Sacred Theology from Boston College in 2012.
Sister is a nationally recognized leader in theology, religious education and positive youth development. She has extensive experience working with youth in inner city parishes in Boston and served for over 10 years as Mayor Thomas Menino’s Youth Advisor.
Sister Jeanne also has significant experience within Higher and Secondary Education Institutions. Notably, she has served as Assistant to the President at Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts and has taught courses at Stonehill College, Fairfield University, and Sacred Heart University.
Currently, Sister is an adjunct faculty member at Merrimack College in North Andover and Visiting Professor of Ethics at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester.
In August, 2015, Liturgical Press published Sister’s book entitled A Holy yet Sinful Church: Three Twentieth-Century Moments in a Developing Theology.
Among Sister’s Many Awards and Honors Received:
- First Woman to Graduate from Boston College with Doctorate in Sacred Theology, 2013
- Senator Paul Tsongas Award For Exemplary Community Service, 1999
- Fifty Most Intriguing Women, Boston Magazine, 1997
- Outstanding Alumnus Award, Stonehill College, 1997
- Served as Reviewer for past 6 years of Catechetical Text for U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
- Appointed by Mayor Thomas Menino to advise city government on positive youth development and how city could more effectively serve youth
- Created new city program, The Boston Youth Council, which gave Boston students the opportunity to advise mayor on how Boston can improve in serving Boston youth. Program received national attention and was held as a national model by President Bill Clinton
- Invited by President Bill Clinton to participate in the First Juvenile Justice Round Table