Maureen Grady CSC

Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing Science

“One aim of the Saint Mary’s College graduate nursing communication course will be to train students to use the basic principles of interpersonal communication to create a connection between nurse and patient.”

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Sister Maureen Grady prepares her students for leadership and to make a difference in an increasingly interdependent world. With international nursing experience and extensive pastoral care history, Sister Grady offers a well-rounded perspective into nursing not just as a career, but an ethical calling.


DMin, Christian Theological Seminary
MA, Christian Theological Seminary
BSN, Loyola University
RN, Holy Cross School of Nursing

Area of Expertise

Leadership development
International and global partnerships
Clinical pastoral formation

Research Interests

Leadership in a global community
Intercultural competency
Ethical perspectives in nursing

Graduate Courses Taught

NURS 600: Communication and Relationship Centered Leadership

Professional Experience

Following multiple assignments in the U.S. health care field specializing in critical care nursing, pastoral health care, and nursing education, Sister Maureen spent twenty years in war zones in the Middle East, particularly in Lebanon and Syria, as Chief Operating Officer for Catholic Near East Welfare. She was responsible for support of war victims and rehabilitation of social services and reconstruction of infrastructures.

Saint Mary's College, Fellow of Center for Women's Intercultural Leadership, 2010–present

Latin Rite Diocese, Lebanon, Professor of Pastoral Formation, 2000–2002

Awards and Honors

  • Recipient of Lebanese National Citizenship
  • Invested as Officer of the National Order of the Cedar, Republic of Lebanon
  • Pro Eclesia Pontifica Medal, Holy See, Vatican City
  • Outstanding Alumnae Achievement Award, Holy Cross School of Nursing

Professional Memberships

  • Theta Phi Theological Honor Society

Professional Nursing Experience

Saint Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, Director of Field Ministry, 2004–2008

Saint Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, Dean of Pastoral Formation, 2002–2004

Leadership Conference Women Relidious, Consultant for Pastoral Education, 1994–1999

Pontifical Mission, New York City, Chief Operating Officer and Special Assistant to the President, 1990–1993

Pontifical Mission, Lebanon, Director, 1986–1990

Saint Mary's College, Director of Pastoral Services, 1985

Hospice of Saint Joseph County, Director of Pastoral Care, 1984

Holy Cross Health System, Director of Ministerial Services, 1983

Saint John's Medical Center, Director of Pastoral Service, 1972–1980

Congregational Sponsored Health Care Facilities, Registered Nurse Specialized in Critical Care, 1965–1972