Alumnae Publication - Jessie Bazan

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September 16, 2019

Alumnae Publication

The Graduate School of Theology and Seminary community congratulates Jessie Bazan M.Div. ’17, Program Associate for the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research, on the publication of the book Dear Joan Chittister – Conversations with Women in the Church. Jessie served as editor, as well as one of 10 contributing co-authors, all of whom are feminist theologians in their 20s and 30s and have either earned or are pursuing master’s degrees in theology. The book is organized as a series of letters between these 10 women and Sister Joan, discussing three themes: sisterhood, speaking the truth, and standing up to the patriarchy. This book is offered as a model of the church they are working to shape for the future. Read an overview of the book, see Jessie’s video introduction on the book, and order direct from the publisher on the Twenty-Third Publications website.

Jessie also recently contributed a column to the August 2019 issue of U.S. Catholic magazine, entitled Become Fire, describing stories and Bible passages that illustrate pathways each of us can take to illuminate our lives and the lives of others. Please view her latest contribution via this link: “Jesus tells us to become fire. Here’s how to claim your flame. Jessie is a regular columnist for U.S. Catholic magazine. Her published contributions can be viewed here.