Sr. Albert Marie Surmanski Sr. Albert Marie Surmanski Assistant Professor
School of Theology

Sr. Albert Marie Surmanski's areas of research include medieval theology, the thought of Albertus Magnus, Thomas Aquinas and Catherine of Siena, with particular focus in the areas of sacraments, Christology and spirituality. She also works on medieval and patristic translations from Latin.

Areas of Expertise
Albertus Magnus' sacramental theology, Dominican Spirituality


  • Doctor of Philosophy - Theology - Ave Maria University (2014)
  • Master of Arts - Theology - Ave Maria University (2011)


  • "“Hunger and Thirst: Suffering with Christ in Sts. Catherine of Siena and Teresa of Kolkatta,”"
    Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture
    (2017) Vol. 20 Page 13-28
  • "Albert the Great’s On the Body of the Lord"
    Fathers of the Church, Mediaeval Continuation series
    The Catholic University of America Press (2005) Vol. 20 Page 213-240


  • "“St. Albert the Great's personal reactions to difficult questions about the Eucharist”" (2017)
    Texas Medieval Association Conference
  • "“Hunger and Thirst: Catherine of Siena and Mother Teresa on Sharing Christ’s Suffering”" (2017)
    Mother Teresa and the Mystics: Towards a Renewal of Spiritual Theology by the Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal
  • "“Eucharistic Beauty in St. Albert”" (2016)
    Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture Fall Conference
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