Mary Margaret Funk

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Sr. Mary Margaret Funk, OSB, is an American writer and advocate of interreligious dialogue. Her published works include a trilogy of books on "The Practice of the Spiritual Life".

In 1993 Funk spoke at the Parliament of the World's Religions. From 1994-2004 she was Executive Director of the Monastic Interreligious Dialogue Board, which coordinates the organization that aims to foster interreligious and intermonastic dialogue. In this capacity she coordinated a number of events, notably the Gethsemani Encounters and Benedict's Dharma Conference. In 1995 she traveled to India and Tibet on the 6th Spiritual Exchange Program.

A former Prioress and still a current member of Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Beech Grove, Indiana, Funk directs the School of Lectio Divina at the adjacent Benedict Inn.


  • Discernment Matters: Listening With the Ear of the Heart (2013)
  • Into the Depths: Memoirs of Bolivia (2011)
  • Lectio Matters: Before the Burning Bush: Through the Revelatory Texts of Scripture, Nature and Experience (2010)
  • Humility Matters: The Practice of the Spiritual Life (2005)
  • Tools Matter For Practicing the Spiritual Life (2004)
  • What Catholics Should Know About Islam (2004)
  • Islam Is: An Experience of Dialogue and Devotion (2003)
  • El Corazon En Paz: La Sabiduria de los Padres Del Desierto (2001)
  • Thoughts Matter: The Practice of the Spiritual Life (1999)
  • A Mind at Peace (1999)

Other works[edit]

  • Into Iraq: Dispatches From an America at War; A Nun's Prayer (Letter to the Editor, New York Times, March 21, 2003.)[1]

External links[edit]

  • Monastic Dialogue [2]
  • About Sr. Meg [3]
  • offerings by Mary Margaret Funk [4]
  • Kylemore Abbey [5]
  • Personal Website [6]