Loyola University Maryland

Sister Cleophas Costello Lecture

About the Sister Cleophas Costello Lecture Series

Founded in the late 1970s and named in honor of the late Sister Mary Cleophas Costello, RSM, former president of Mount Saint Agnes College, which joined with Loyola University Maryland in 1971, the Sister Cleophas Costello Lecture features prominent women who embody the ideals Sr. Cleophas espoused, including scholarship, leadership, and artistic ability. Previous Sister Cleophas Costello lecturers have included authors Amy Tan, Mary Higgins Clark, and Piper Kerman, poet Maya Angelou, musicians Mary Chapin-Carpenter and Marin Alsop, child safety activist Elizabeth Smart, and gold medal Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas.