B.S. – Coppin State University
M.A. – Religious Education – St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore, MD
Therese Wilson Favors is the former Director of the Office of African American Catholic Ministries for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Besides teaching in the IBCS at Xavier University of Louisiana, she is also an instructor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Mrs. Favors lectures throughout the country and prepares programs that focus on African-American issues surrounding catechesis, evangelization, and spirituality. Along with many Black Catholic leaders in Baltimore, Therese launched a campaign of street evangelization titled, “Operation Faith Lift” in the year 2000. She has contributed to several books, serving as editor for “What We Have Seen and Heard: Essays and Stories of Black Catholics in Baltimore,” published in 2006, twenty-four (24) issues of “Keep On Teaching,”an Africentric catechetical resource and “God Bless Them Who Have Their Own: African American Catechetical Camp Meetin’ Proceedings” (United States Catholic Conference of Bishops). An article published in New Theology Review, February, 2011 titled, “ Keep On Teaching: Its Evolution and Journey.
Additionally, she has been a contributing writer for resources discussing HIV and AIDS, as well as the National Day of Prayer for African American and African Families. Mrs. Favors is the author of “Rise Up and Re-Build” a resource for African American Families issued by the National Black Catholic Congress. In 2007, she was awarded the Papal Honor of Pro Ecclesia Et Pontifice by Pope Benedict XVI.