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Sister Ingrid Peterson OSF

Ingrid Peterson

Title: Co-Author of FRAN 201 - Franciscan Gospel Living in the Contemporary World
School: Arts & Letters
Department: ICFL
E-mail: ingrid.peterson@charter.net


Sr. Ingrid J. Peterson, O.S.F., is a Third Order Franciscan sister from Rochester, Minnesota. She has an undergraduate degree from the College of Saint Teresa in Elementary Education; an M.A. in public address from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and a Ph.D. in English, with a concentration in Medieval Renaissance and Romance Literature from the University of Iowa. She taught graduate level courses on medieval women, Clare of Assisi, and the Franciscan mystical tradition at the Franciscan Institute, Saint Bonaventure University and the Franciscan International Study Centre in Canterbury, England. She has studied and taught the medieval women mystics for over 30 years.

Her 1993 book, Clare of Assisi: a Biographical Study was published by Franciscan Press, Quincy, Illinois. She co-authored Praying with Clare of Assisi with Ramona Miller in 1994. She also co-authored The Franciscan Tradition: Spirituality in History with Regis J. Armstrong and representatives from the first, second, and third orders, which was published by Liturgical Press in 2010. Sr. Ingrid was awarded the Franciscan medal in 2001, given by the Franciscan Institute for outstanding scholarship in Franciscan studies—to date, the only woman to be so honored.

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