Sr. Jane Dominic Laurel, O.P.

Sr. Jane Dominic Laurel is a member of the St. Cecilia Congregation of Dominican Sisters.  She received her S.T.B., S.T.L. and S.T.D. from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. She has been active in her religious community's teaching apostolate for over fifteen years and has assisted with the theological formation of the newest members of her religious congregation.  In addition to contributing articles to a number of journals and magazines, including L'Osservatore Romano, Sister Jane Dominic has served as Spiritual Promoter for the Third Order Dominicans, and presented on topics related to theology, religious life, and marriage and family. Her main interest is systematic theology.

Education

S.T.D., Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome
S.T.L., Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome
S.T.B., Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome
M.A., Theology, University of Dallas
B.A., English, University of Dallas 

Recent Courses

THE 2311 Western Theological Tradition
THE 5317 Recent and Contemporary Theology

Research Interests

Christological Councils of the 4th-8th Centuries, St. Maximus the Confessor

Selected Publications

EWTN Television Mini-Series, Director: Praying as a Family (forthcoming, Spring 2017).

"Fostering Vocations in Your Family," (Created for the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia 2015) LBP Publications, September 2015.

"A Reflection on the Epic in the Hebrew Scriptures:  From the Conquest of Idols to the Worship of the True God,"L'Osservatore Romano (English Edition, July 2015).

"The Words of the 'Our Father': A Precis of the Liturgy," L'Osservatore Romano (English Edition, August 2013).

The Rich Gift of Love (online theology course on Love, Life, Marriage & Family), November 2012; Newman Connection Roku Channel.

"The Anthropological and Phenomenological Approach to Catechesis in the New Catechism - The "I" Who Believes:  A Catechesis Addressed to the Human Person," L'Osservatore Romano (English Edition, July 2011).

"Made of Glass:  Miguel de Cervantes and the Cultivation of the Feminine Soul," Second Spring:  International Journal of Faith and Culture (Nine, 2007).

"All Things Coverge in Christ:  Teaching Children Using the Typology of the Fathers," The Sower International Catechetical Review (2007).

Presentations

Conferences, Initiatives, and Presentations:

Praying as a Family Speakers Team (January 2016 to Present): Trained and directed the coordination of a national speakers team comprised of nearly fifty Nashville Dominican Sisters who presented to parishes, schools, and other groups.

Helping Families to Pray Together, National Catholic Educators Association Convention & Expo, San Diego 2016.

Teaching Human Sexuality in a Time of Confusion: Guidelines and Wisdom from the Church, Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious, General Assembly, Belleville, IL, 2013

The Beauty of the Feminine: St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Ohio.  Presented "Masculinity & Femininity: Difference and Gift." 2013

The Church Teaches Forum: Vatican II - 50 Years and Forward - the New Evangelization and Vocations: Presented keynote: "Witnessing to the World That Nothing is More Important Than the Love of Christ."  Louisville, KY 2012.

"John Paul II's Theology of the Body." Catholic Medical Association, Nashville Chapter Convocation: St. Cecilia Academy, Nashville, TN 2010