Mary Ann Scofield, RSM, PhD
In 1980 Sister received an MA in Theology of Spiritual Direction at Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, MA, and broadened her ministry of spiritual direction, teaching classes at St. Patrick’s Seminary and Santa Clara University. In 1989 Sister joined the staff at Mercy Center, Burlingame, where she inaugurated the Internship in the Art of Spiritual Direction held every year. She was one of the founding members of Spiritual Directors International, serving as its first executive director. Sister Mary Ann became internationally known, directing programs in Guam, Singapore, Thailand, Korea, Kenya, Lithuania, Ireland, Alaska, and Hawaii to help train and mentor new directors. A woman of deep spirituality and listening heart, Sister Mary Ann endeared herself to those who sought her compassion and guidance. Her lively spirit and sense of humor brightened the lives of all who knew her.