Sister Amy Hereford Receives Canon Law Degree

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Sister Amy Hereford, CSJ received the Juris Canonici Licentiatus (JCL- Licentate of Canon Law) from the Catholic University at Louvain in Belgium.

Founded in 1425, Louvain is one of the oldest existent universities in the world and its canon law program draws students from across the globe.

Sister Amy was the only American graduate of the program this year and graduated summa cum laude.

A civil lawyer for more than 15 years with the past five in private practice in St. Louis, Sister Amy serves the legal needs of religious institutes and nonprofit organizations providing advice, consultation and education.

She also offers presentations to attorneys, both locally and nationally, on matters of civil and canon law.

Now as a canon lawyer and as one of the small but growing number women in Canon Law Society of America, Sister Amy is able to expand her to fully meet the distinct needs religious today.

"I am passionate about religious life, now and into the future, as we witness to the Gospel and serve the needs of the most vulnerable in our communities and in our world," says Sister Amy. "I enjoy working with religious, helping them to maximize their effectiveness while meeting new challenges."

Sister Amy also holds degrees in theology, science and communications and she has taught at several colleges, including Fontbonne University and East Central College.

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