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Welcome to MAST

                   Mercy Association in Scripture and Theology

 

The purpose of MAST is to promote studies and research in Scripture, Theology, Spirituality, Church and congregational history and themes, the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy Direction Statement including those issues that have been named as “critical concerns,” and topics related to ministries supported or sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and the broader community of Mercy, as well as ongoing spiritual development and enrichment.

History


History of MAST

The Mercy Association in Scripture and Theology (MAST) was originally founded in 1986 by Eloise Rosenblatt, R.S. M. and Mary Ann Getty, then a Sister of Mercy.  Twenty Mercy theologians and scripture scholars from fourteen regional communities met at Gwynedd-Mercy College (now University) in Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania, and formally established the organization to provide a forum for theological exchange among Sisters of Mercy.  This particular purpose was not being served by other professional organizations.

The purpose of MAST the organization has grown to include lay colleagues in its mission to promote studies and research in Scripture, Theology, Spirituality, Church and congregational history and themes, the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy Direction Statement including those issues that have been named as “critical concerns,” and topics related to ministries supported or sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and the broader community of Mercy, as well as ongoing spiritual development and enrichment.

MAST exists to support its members in their scholarship, ministries, study, writing, teaching and administration.

Since 1987, MAST has held an annual meeting in June, most recently in Philadelphia.  The annual three-day meeting includes prayer, presentations of individual papers, panels, discussion, a public lecture and community-building activities.  The board of MAST the organization, as distinct from the Journal, consist of the executive director, treasurer, the temporals person who coordinates the annual meeting, and the ex officio, the Editor of the Journal.

Contact-Us

For additional information regarding MAST organization please contact:

Executive Director:
Sr. Aline Paris, RSM, Ph.D.
College of Saint Mary
7000 Mercy Road
Omaha, NE 68106-2606
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Secretary:
Sr. Patricia Talone, RSM, Ph.D.

Treasurer:
Sr. Marilyn King, RSM, Ph.D.
1995 Sam Browning Road
Lebanon, KY 40033
Phone: 270-692-1790
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Becoming a Member

For information on becoming a member and being added to the mailing list please contact the Assocation's Executive Director, Aline Paris, R.S.M. by e-mail or by mail at:

Aline Paris, R.S.M.
College of Saint Mary
7000 Mercy Road
Omaha, NE, 68106-2606
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Dues can be paid by check, payable to MAST and sent to the Association Treasurer,

Marilyn King, RSM
1995 Sam Browning Road
Lebanon, KY40033
Phone: 270-692-1790
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