Faculty &

Theological Studies

Sr. Brigid O'Shea Merriman, O.S.F., Ph.D., M.A., B.A., B.S.E.

Instructor of Theological Studies


  • Ph.D., M.A., Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
  • M.A., The University of Dayton
  • B.A., B.S.E., Mary Manse College

Areas of Expertise

  • The Franciscan Movement (theology, spirituality and history)
  • Christian Spirituality (theology & history of development)
  • Church History/ History of Christianity
  • Ecclesiology & Sacraments

Recent Publications

  • “A Franciscan Approach to Discernment.” Carmelite Studies 19.4 (Winter 2004):  65-69

Recent Presentations

  • "Beginning Anew: Journeying with Christ Today." Place: Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, OH, 2010

Professional Memberships

  • American Catholic Historical Association (ACHA), since 1989
  • Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA), since 1993
  • College Theology Society (CTS), 1976–2000
  • Midwest Common Franciscan Novitiate Advisory Council (CFN), 2003–2009
    Secretary from 2007–2009
    Co-chair of Task Force for development of the TOR FCN
  • Third Order Regular Franciscan Common Novitiate Assembly (TOR FCN), summer 2009–present
    Co-chair Advisory Council, 2009–2010
  • Religious Formation Conference (RFC), since 2003
  • Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality (SSCS), 1992–present

Service to University

  • Member of Search Committee. Purpose: To facilitate hiring of Scripture professor. Lourdes College, Sylvania, OH, 2009–2010
  • Member of Search Committee. Purpose: To facilitate hiring of Director of Graduate Program in Theology. Lourdes College, Sylvania, OH, 2008–2009


Sr. Brigid O'Shea Merriman

Sr. Brigid O'Shea Merriman