Marie Anne Mayeski, Professor Emeritus of Theological Studies

Loyola Marymount University



B.A., English, Dominican College, San Rafael, 1960

M.A., English, Holy Names College, Oakland, 1963

Ph.D., Theology, Fordham University, New York, 1974

Loyola Marymount University:

   Teaching, Department of Theology 1974-2006

   Chair, Department of Theology 1979-1982

   Director of Marymount Institute for Faith, Culture and the Arts     1994-1998

   Professor Emeritus, Theological Studies 2006 to the present

   Member of Inaugural Class of Faculty Hall of Fame 2012


Women: Models of Liberation. Sheed and Ward, 1988.

Rocking Horse Catholic: A Caryll Houselander Reader. Marie Anne Mayeski, Editor and Introduction. Sheed and Ward, 1991

Dhuoda: Ninth-Century Mother and Theologian. Scranton, PA: University of Scranton Press, 1995.

Women at the Table: Three Medieval Theologians. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2004.

Aelred of Rievaulx, The Liturgical Sermons: The Second Clairvaux Collection. Translated by Marie Anne Mayeski. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2016.


"Let Women Not Despair": Rabanus Maurus on Women as Prophets," Theological Studies 58, 2 (June, 1997): 237-253.

"Women and Their Mothers: Rejecting and Reclaiming the Tradition of the Saints," Anglican Theological Review 83, 2 (Spring, 2001): 223-238.

"Quaestio Disputata: Catholic Theology and the History of Exegesis," Theological Studies 62 (2001): 140-153.

"New Voices in the Tradition: Medieval Hagiography Revisited," Theological Studies 63 (December, 2002): 1-21.

"Secundam Naturam: The Inheritance of Virtue in Aelred’s Genealogy of the English Kings," Cistercian Studies Quarterly 37.3 (2002): 221-228.

"The Flesh of Adam: Women, Bodies and the Sacramental Imagination," Fire and Ice: Imagination and Intellect in the Catholic Tradition. Ed. Mary K. McCullough. (Scranton: the University Of Scranton Press, 2003): 129-141.

"’Like a Boat is Marriage’: Aelred on Marriage as a Christian Way of Life," Theological Studies 70, 1 (March 2009): 92-108.

"Putting on the Mind of Aelred: Reflections of a Translator," CSQ 47, 2. (2012): 127-135.

"'At the Feet of His Dearest Mother': Aelred's Teaching on Mary in the Sermons of the First Clairvaux Collection," A Companion to Aelred of Rievaulx (1110-1167). Ed. Marsha L. Dutton. (Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2017): 149-166.