Streeter, OP, Sr. Carla Mae

Carla Mae Streeter, OP is a Dominican of the Congregation of Catherine of Siena in Racine, Wisconsin. She is presently a professor (emerita) of Systematic theology and Spirituality at Aquinas Institute of Theology, a graduate school of Theology and Ministry sponsored by the Dominicans of the Central Province adjoined to St. Louis University in St. Louis. Her experience includes eleven years of lay leadership training on the parish level, spiritual direction, and social advocacy. Carla Mae has been active as a facilitator for several religious congregations, and has served her own community in the renewal of its own constitution and in its theological renewal. She lives in St. Louis where she is active in Interfaith Partnership of Metropolitan St. Louis and other ecumenical and interfaith efforts.


  • 1986 S.T.L. Faculty of Theology Regis College
  • 1986 Th.D. Conjointly conferred by Faculty of Theology Regis College and the University of Toronto
  • 1980 S.T.M. Theology/Spirituality Faculty of Theology Regis College/Toronto School of Theology
  • 1973 M.A. Theology/Scripture, Systematics, History  St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota
  • 1960 B.M. Music/in Education: Major, Voice; Minor, Theology  Dominican College, Racine, Wisconsin

Representative Publications

  • Seasons of the Soul. St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2004, reissued by New City Press, 2012.
  • Foundations of Spirituality – The Human and the Holy: A Systematic Approach. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2012.
  • “Crafting New Theological Categories for Interfaith Dialogue,” In Medio Ecclesiae: Essays in Honor of Benedict M. Ashley, O.P. Richard A. Peddicord, O.P., Ed. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2007.
  • “Organism, Psyche, and Spirit – Some Clarifications: Toward an Anthropological Framework for Working with the Neuro-Psycho-Sciences,” Advances in Neuroscience: Social, Moral, Philosophical and Theological Implications. Robert Brungs, SJ and Marianne Postiglioni, RSM, editors. Institute for the Theological Encounter with Science and Technology Workshop, September, 2002. ITEST Faith/Science Press, 2003: 51-71.
  • “Incarnational Spirituality for the Global Village,” Mission Days, June 30, July 1, 2006. Published in English and Spanish in Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX, Newsletter, Summer, 2006.
  • Gaudium et Spes: Joy and Hope, The Church in the Modern World 43 Years Later.” Faith, Science, Culture: Converging or Diverging Realities.  The Institute for the Theological Encounter with Science and Technology (ITEST). St. Louis: ITEST Faith/Science Press, 2009.  ITEST Bulletin, Vol. 40, No. 2 (Spring 2009):3-9.
  • Online Lonergan Primer: A Workbook of Lonergan Terminology:  A basic explanation of terms from the writings of Bernard Lonergan, S.J.,  available worldwide in the fall of 2001 on the Lonergan Web Page published out of the University of St. Paul, Ottawa, Canada ( see “glossary”).
  • DVD series for Now You Know Media. “How do we talk about God today?” July, 2013.
  • Now-You-Know Media, “The Human and the Holy: Foundations of Christian Spirituality,” 8 CD’s, Washington, D.C., August, 2010.


  • PEP (formerly SLECP) Peace Economy Project, St. Louis, November (1996 to 2015).
  • TGENA (Tower Grove East Neighborhood Association), St. Louis (1999 to 2007).
  • KETC (Educational Television Channel), St. Louis (2002-2004).
  • ITEST (Institute for the Theological Encounter with Science and Technology), St. Louis (2004 to present).
  • St. Louis American Jewish Committee Interfaith Lecture Series Committee/Interfaith Summer Event Committee (1991 to present).
  • Living Insights Center, St. Louis (2004 to 2015).
  • Interfaith Partnership/Faith Beyond Walls of Metropolitan St. Louis (2004 to 2010)
  • St. Louis Area Workers Rights Board of Jobs with Justice/Faith and Labor Alliance (2010 to present)
  • St. Louis Area Workers Rights Board (2010 to present)