University of Notre Dame

Mary Margaret Funk Papers


Origination : Funk, Mary Margaret
Extent : 4.5 linear feet.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Administrative Information


Mary Margaret Funk, OSB, Our Lady of Grace Monastery.

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Preferred Citation

Mary Margaret Funk Papers (MMF), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Papers of Mary Margaret Funk, OSB, including family documents, records of her time as prioress of her monastery and of her involvement in Monastic Interreligious Dialogue, documentation of her experience in Bolivia, texts from her blog, printed material, and drafts and copies of her books. Correspondence, memoranda, outlines, essays, photographs, newsletters, clippings, brochures, and other printed material regarding Contemplative Outreach and its programs, Rev. Thomas Keating, ocso, and centering prayer. Slides, snapshots, portraits; representing her family, fellow religious, and friends. Seven audio CDs of original music from her monastery and two audio cassette tapes. 250 Gigabytes of data (documents and photographs) on a USB Macintosh hard drive.


Member of the Benedictine Monastery of Our Lady of Grace in Beech Grove, Indiana since 1961 and prioress 1985-1993; author of Humility Matters, Thoughts Matter, Tools Matter, Lectio Matters: Before the Burning Bush, Islam Is . . . : An Experience of Dialogue and Devotion, and Into the Depths: A Journey of Loss and Vocation; as Executive Director of the Monastic Interreligious Dialogue Board she promotes interaction with contemplative men and women from Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, Confucian, and Taoist traditions. She has also served on the Contemplative Outreach Board of Trustees, and as a member of the Board of Overseers of St. Meinrad School of Theology.


Funk, Mary Margaret.
Keating, Thomas.
Our Lady of Grace Monastery.
Monastic Interreligious Dialogue.
Contemplative Outreach.
Monasticism and religious orders.
Christianity and other religions.
Prayer -- Christianity.
Humility Matters
Thoughts Matter
Tools Matter
Lectio Matters
Before the Burning Bush
Islam Is . . . : An Experience of Dialogue and Devotion
Into the Depths: A Journey of Loss and Vocation

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