Joy Milos, C.S.J., Ph.D.

Professor of Religious Studies; Emeritus

Dr. Joy Milos, CSJ, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet, has taught a wide range of courses here at Gonzaga. She also directed retreats and workshops in various locations around the country, in Canada, England and Ireland. She has frequently taught...

Joy Milos, C.S.J., Ph.D.

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Spirituality (additional concentration in Roman Catholic Studies and sub-fields in catechetics and religious development), The Catholic University of America

M.A., Spirituality, The Catholic University of America

M.A., Theology, St. Bonaventure University

B.A., English, magna cum laude, College of St. Rose

Courses Taught

Christian Spirituality

Christian Diversity

Women and the Spiritual Journey

Dr. Joy Milos, CSJ, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet, has taught a wide range of courses here at Gonzaga. She also directed retreats and workshops in various locations around the country, in Canada, England and Ireland. She has frequently taught in Study Abroad experiences and helped create “Spirituality and the Arts of England.” Sr. Joy helped design and direct a two-year training program for spiritual directors. She is committed to an integration of spirituality and social justice in responding to our Mission and has taken numerous groups of Gonzaga students on Habitat for Humanity Global Village experiences.


The Role of the Spiritual Guide in the Life and Writings of Evelyn Underhill. Ann Arbor, Mi.: UMI, 1988.

Book Chapters/Articles

"A Road Map for Spiritual Classics," PACE 17 (October 1986): 18-20

"Evelyn Underhill: A Companion on Many Journeys," in Traditions of Spiritual Guidance, edited by Lavinia Byrne. London: Geoffrey Chapman, 1990. (Originally published in The Way, Volume 30, April 1990: 147-159)

"Responding to the Needs of Our Times," Commonweal, March 22, 1991: 197-199

"Rosemary Haughton on Sexuality and Spirituality" in Broken and Whole: Essays on Religion and the Body, edited by M.A. Tilley and S. Ross. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1994.

"`It Must Be God's Will,'" Spirituality 4 (May-June 1998): 134-138.

"`Work Her Soul Must Have': Dorothy L. Sayers and Her Theology of Work," Sewanee Theological Review 42 (December 1998): 11-19.

"Where the Wild Things Are," Spirituality 4 (November-December 1998): 364-366.

"Moving the Margins: The Spiritual Matrix of Dr. A. Maude Royden,” Sewanee Theological Review (Pentecost 2004): 263-277.

“Deber de Ser la Voluntad de Dios,” [Spanish language article] submitted to Apuntes for consideration.

“Good Friday: Here in the Heart of God,” Spirituality (Spring 2007): 58-59.

Advent and Lenten meditations [10 different ones]: Regular contributor to both Winter’s Wisdom and Springtime for the Soul, CSJ Publications. [2000-present] [Published nationally]

“Evelyn Underhill’s Mysticism: A Centenary Review,” Sewanee Theological Review (Pentecost 2011): 221-237.

“Maude Royden and the Sacramentality of Beauty,” Sewanee Theological Review (Michaelmas 2011): 319-336.

“”The Experience of Beauty, the Experience of God,” introductory essay to A. Maude Royden’s “The Meaning of Beauty in Religion,” Sewanee Theological Review (Michaelmas 2011): 337-346.

”Peacemaking: The Christian Ideal,” introductory essay to A. Maude Royden’s “The Great Adventure: The Way to Peace,” Sewanee Theological Review (Michaelmas 2011): 347-360.

“Prophetic Feminism in Religion,” introductory essay to A. Maude Royden’s “Equality in the Spiritual World,” Sewanee Theological Review (Michaelmas 2011): 363-373.

“Opening og Eyes Long Closed,” Spirituality (March-April 2017): 82-86.


Review of Weeds among the Wheat, by Thomas H. Green. Living Light, 21 (January 1985): 188

Review of The Capacity to Love, by Jack Dominion. Living Light, 22 (June 1986): 370

Review of Women-Church, by Rosemary Radford Ruether. Living Light (Spring 1987)

Review of Practicing Christianity: Critical Perspectives for an Embodied Spirituality. Margaret R. Miles. For Worship, July 1989.

Review of Evelyn Underhill: Modern Guide to the Ancient Quest for the Holy. Dana Greene. For The Catholic Historical Review, Spring 1989.

Review of By Way of the Heart. Wilkie Au, S.J., in The Living Light (Fall 1990): 90.

Review of Evelyn Underhill: Artist of the Infinite Life. Dana Greene in Spirituality Today (Winter 1990): 354-356.

Review of Becoming Christian: Dimensions of Spiritual Formation. Ed. Bill Leonard. Living Light (Summer 1991).

Review of The Ways of the Spirit. Evelyn Underhill with Introduction by Grace Brame. Toronto Journal of Theology (Fall 1992).

Review of Women's Spirituality, ed. Joann Wolski-Conn. Living Light, spring 1997.

Review of Rosemary Luling Haughton, Images of Change, in Living Light (1998):

Review of Annice Callahan, Evelyn Underhill, in Theological Studies (September 1998): 556.

Review of The Friendship of Florence Nightingale and Mary Clare Moore. By Mary C. Sullivan. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1999. Theological Studies [Spring 2000]: 191.

Review of The Holy Longing: The Search for a Christian Spirituality, by Ronald Rolheiser. New York: Doubleday, 1999 in Theological Studies.

Review of The Silent Cry: Mysticism and Resistance, by Dorothee Soelle. Minneapolis, Mn: Fortress Press, 2001, in Theological Studies, [September 2002].

Review of Tending the Holy: Spiritual Direction Across Traditions, in Presence [October 2004]: 58.

Review of Biblical Foundations of Spirituality: Touching a Finger to the Flame, by Barbara E. Bowe in Theological Studies, Vol. 66, 2005.

Manuscript review for Anselm Press, In the Pharaoh’s House, 2013

Book Review Editor for Catholic Issues Online, 1999-2002

  • Christian Spirituality
  • Women’s Experiences of God
  • Spirituality and Social Justice