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Inda Caridad

Sister Caridad Inda

Currently Serving

Video produced in 2013

In 1968 I transferred credits from St. Louis University in Missouri to American University in Washington, DC, to start my studies for a PhD. American University did not offer advanced degrees in Spanish and Latin American literature--the areas covered by my Master's! The closest was political science with a focus on Latin America. This proved a blessing as my mentor was Dr. Brady Tyson, a friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Andrew Young, and others in the forefront of the movement for nonviolent action for liberation that energized the march on Selma and other actions... Read the rest of this story in: "A Nun's Pocket"


Born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1934, Sr. Maria Caridad Inda entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in 1952 and made her first profession in 1955.

Sr. Caridad graduated from Marycrest College in Davenport, Iowa, with a B.A. in Spanish. She received an M.A. in Spanish and Latin American Literature from St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri, and a Ph.D. in International Studies from The American University in Washington, D.C. Sr. Caridad’s ministry of teaching found her in Iowa at Ottumwa Heights College in Ottumwa, St. Joseph High School in Neola, and St. Aquinas High School in Fort Madison. Later she was the director of the Projects/Spanish Program for the Latin American Bureau of the USCCB in Davenport, Iowa, the information coordinator for International Education Development in Washington, D.C., and the executive director of the Spanish Education Development Center in D.C. Since 1987 Sr. Caridad has been the executive director of the Center for International Resources, Inc. (CIRIMEX) in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, which offers intensive, integrated, total immersion programs to develop both language fluency and a comprehensive knowledge of contemporary Latin American culture as reflected in Mexican society.

Sr. Caridad’s translation credits include “The Theology of Liberation” by Gustavo Gutierrez and the “Medellin Documents” from CELAM. Besides her interest in the interface of politics and religion, Sr. Caridad has done translation work in the area of nonviolent action, such as Dr. Gene Sharp’s work “From Dictatorship to Democracy,” into Spanish.