After several years of research, Sr Elizabeth Snedden RSCJ received her doctorate in theology from the Melbourne College of Divinity (now MCD University of Divinity) on 2 May 2013.
We congratulate Elizabeth on her achievement, and give thanks for her dedication to intellectual values.
A word of thanks from Dr Snedden:
In the journey of discovery that has been the writing of this thesis I am indebted to my supervisor, Dr Kathleen Williams RSM, for her patient faith in me, her wise guidance and her loving encouragement. She knows and lives what I have written about.
I am grateful to the Melbourne College of Divinity – now the M.C.D. University of Divinity – for the grant of an Australian Postgraduate Award, and for allowing me additional time and support to complete this work. It would not have been possible without their help.
The Faculty, staﬀ and students of Yarra Theological Union have been for me over these years a rich and stimulating community of learning and fellowship. The Dalton-McCaughey Library and St Paschal’s Library will always remain two of my ‘happy places.’ Good Shepherd College, Auckland, has recently provided me with similarly good company and the blessing of the Colin Library. Sister Dorothea Hewlett RSCJ has been a perceptive and careful proof reader.
Finally I acknowledge, with deep gratitude and love, Provincials and Sisters of the ANZ Province of the Society of the Sacred Heart, for the trust which has enabled me to follow through with this enquiry – and for being the home in which I have been learning to know the love of God in the Heart of Jesus ever since I was 8 years old.
And there is still more to learn! Praise God.