A biography of Kathryn Sullivan, R.S.C.J., has been completed by Carolyn Osiek, R.S.C.J., and published by the Society of the Sacred Heart. Mother Sullivan (1905–2006), then Professor at Manhattanville College, was the first woman member (1947) and first woman officeholder (1958) in the CBA, a founding editor of The Bible Today (1962), director of the CBA Audio-visual Project of the 1950s and 60s, editor of the CBQ Decennial Index for several pre-computer decades, and co-editor of the first English-language Catholic Bible Encyclopedia (1956).
She wrote frequently for Worship magazine and was active in the North American Liturgical Congerence. From 1967 to 1986 she resided primarily in Rome, from which she was an international lecturer on post-Vatican II biblical renewal.
Mother Sullivan's life reveals much about the nature of Catholic biblical scholarship in the Vatican II era and immediately afterwards.