The Catholic Institute


Dr Elizabeth Julian rsm


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Position:   Lecturer; Distance Education Coordinator

Location:  Wellington Site, Catholic Centre, Wellington

Qualifications: DMin (CTU, Chicago), MEd (Boston College), PGCertEd (Adult Ed)(Massey), BA (Massey), BEd (Massey), Dip Tchg.

Contact: 04 4961724 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Research and Academic interests: Practical Theology; Scripture; Spirituality; Feminist Theology.


As a Sister of Mercy, adult educator and a practical theologian my main task is to be about the Church's mission of evangelisation. I enjoy helping people think and reflect theologically about who they are, where they live, what they do, and what gives meaning to their lives. My aim is that together we may become more informed, formed and ultimately transformed. Hopefully this process will lead to new ways of living, celebrating and proclaiming the gospel for our own time and our own place in order to further the Reign of God.


Recent publication:

Julian, E. (2017, July). Of ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’: Mary Magdalene, Wel-com.

Julian, E. (2017, July). Mind over Matthew Part 4, Wel-com, p. 16.

Julian, E. (2017, June). Mind over Matthew Part 3, Wel-com, p. 16.

Julian, E. (2017, May). Mind over Matthew Part 2, Wel-com, p. 16.

Julian, E. (2017, March). Mind over Matthew Part 1, Wel-com, p. 16.

Julian, E. (2017, February). All sorted: Making sense of the Lectionary and the Liturgical Calendar, Wel-com, p. 16. 

Julian, E. (2016). Mercy: The beating heart of the Bible.MAST, 23(3), 8-15.

Julian, E. (2016). Catholic women and the pontificate of Francis: Signs of hope? In H. Bergin & S. Smith (Eds.),A Church in change: New Zealand Catholics take their bearings(pp. 303-317). Auckland: Accent Publications.

Julian, E. (2016). Dirt matters: A biblical exploration of soil and human alienation. In N. Darragh (Ed.),Living in the planet Earth: Faith communities and ecology(pp. 41-47). Auckland: Accent Publications.

Julian, E. (2014). From nowhere to somewhere: A combined response to shelter homeless women in Wellington. In N. Darragh (Ed.),But is it fair? Faith Communities and social justice(pp. 209-216). Auckland: Accent Publications.

Julian, E. (2014). Our Lady of Mercy: Reclaiming the title today.MAST, 22(1), 24-47.

Julian, E. (2012). Watch this space: A beginner's guide to praying the place. In N. Darragh (Ed.),Journeying into prayer: People and their pathways(pp. 57-65). Auckland: Accent Publications.