Convener


Reverend Maurice J. Nutt

C.Ss.R., D.Min.

CONVENER

Maurice J. Nutt, C.Ss.R., D.Min., is a Redemptorist priest who preaches Revivals, Parish Missions, and Retreats.  (www.fathermauricejnutt.com) He lives in New Orleans, LA. Rev. Dr. Nutt is the former Director of the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University of Louisiana, and currently Convener of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium.   Rev. Dr. Nutt’s academic areas of research and interest include: pastoral theology, homiletics, African American spirituality, and the intersection of ecclesiology and the work of justice. He is the author of Thea Bowman: In My Own Words; Advent and Christmas Wisdom from St. Alphonsus Liguori; and Lent and Easter Wisdom from St. Alphonsus Liguori. He is also a contributor to the African American Catholic Youth Bible, a collaborative project between the National Black Catholic Congress and St. Mary’s Press, published in 2015; Embodied Spirits: Stories of Spiritual Directors of Color, (Morehouse Publishing, 2014); and Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Stories of Contemplation and Justice, (Church Publishing, 2017).  The Bishop of the Diocese of Jackson, MS, appointed him as the Diocesan Promoter of the Cause of Canonization of his mentor, Sister Thea Bowman, F.S.P.A.