Sister Mary Madeline Todd, O.P., S.T.D., a Dominican Sister of the Congregation of Saint Cecilia, serves as Chair of the Philosophy Department at Mount de Sales Academy and Instructor in Theology at Aquinas College in Nashville. Sister earned her doctorate at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome and a Master of Arts in English from the University of Memphis. Her dissertation was on Christ, The Liberator of Woman, a study of the theology of Mulieris Dignitatem in light of current questions. Sister Mary Madeline writes on spiritual and moral theology, including contributions to the books Promise and Challenge, Beautiful Mercy, and Pope Francis and the Event of Encounter. Her articles and reflections have been published in L’Osservatore Romano, The Catechetical Review, and the National Catholic Register. She has spoken on both theological and literary topics internationally, including presenting for the Towards an Integral Feminine Theology Conference in Rome, the Catholic Women’s Forum Symposium in Washington DC, and the St. Clement Center for Ecumenical Dialogue in Kiev, Ukraine. Sister currently serves on the Boards of Directors for the GIVEN Institute and St. Agnes Catholic School. Her retreat and parish mission ministry has been a graced opportunity to share the light of Christ’s merciful love from Australia to Alaska.