Dr. Patricia Cooney Hathaway

Professor of Spiritual and Systematic Theology
B.A. (English), Marygrove College, 1967;
M.A. (Religious Studies, Catholic University of America, 1973;
Special Studies, Shalem: Two Year Ecumenical Institute in Spiritual Direction, Washington, D.C., 1980;
Ph.D. (Systematic Theology, Psychology, Spirituality), Catholic University of America, 1987.
Bio / Information: 

Patricia Cooney Hathaway, PhD is Professor of Spirituality and Systematic Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary.  She received her doctorate from Catholic University of America, where she specialized in the areas of Systematic Theology, Spirituality and Human and Spiritual Development.  She has a certification in Spiritual Direction from the Shalem Institute of Spiritual Formation.

In addition to her teaching and committee work, Dr. Cooney Hathaway co-authored a grant proposal which was awarded by the Lilly Foundation for 1.5 million dollars for the education and formation of ecclesial lay ministers. She has been the Project Director for the implementation of this grant. She also received the Pope John Paul II Memorial, The Splendor of Truth Award, by the Catholic Lawyers Guild, Diocese of Lansing, Michigan. 

Dr. Cooney Hathaway has recently published a book, Weaving Faith and Experience. A Woman’s Perspective as part of a Call to Holiness Series on Catholic Women’s Spirituality, published by St. Anthony Messenger Press.    Dr. Cooney Hathaway also writes a column on lay spirituality for Sacred Heart's award-winning magazine, MOSAIC. (Click here to to view her latest posts). 

Dr. Cooney Hathaway has been involved in the ministry of spiritual direction for over twenty years.  She is a member of the Catholic Theological Society of America. She has done extensive lecturing nation-wide in the areas of theology, spirituality and the relationship between human and spiritual development, and has published articles in those areas. She is married to Thomas M.J. Hathaway and has a son, Thomas Jr. and a daughter, Victoria.  

Weaving Faith and Experience: A Woman's Perspective