Mary is a member of the Presentations Sisters of Victoria with many years of teaching in secondary schools and then at Australian Catholic University, before moving to the University of Divinity, at Yarra Theological Union in Box Hill.  She has also taught in Berkeley, CA.; Boston College, MA; and Jerusalem. She offers in-services for teachers in schools, workshops for Parishes, and talks for Spirituality in the Pub.

Contact: marycoloe@presvic.org.au


Member of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas,

Fellowship for Biblical Studies, (President 2017)

Australian Catholic Biblical Association,

Catholic Biblical Association of America

Society of Biblical Literature,

Appointed by the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity to a Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Disciples (Church) of Christ (2013-19)

Elected to the editorial Board of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 2022 – 2025.


Rev. Dr Martin Asiedu-Peprah (Completed in 2001; ACU) now published as Johannine Sabbath Conflicts as Juridical Controversy.  WUNT, 132. Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2001.

Dr Ruth Sheridan. (Completed Summa cum Laude 2011; ACU) now published as Retelling Scripture: ‘The Jews’ and the Scriptural in John 1:19 – 12:15. Biblical Interpretation Series, 110.  Leiden: Brill, 2012.

Ruth’s thesis was awarded the Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award 2013 (formerly known as the John Templeton Award for Theological Promise)

Rev. Sang-Kyu Park, “Spatial Eschatology: A Reading of the New Temple of God in the Fourth Gospel.”  Completed 2011 (Graduate Theological Union Berkeley)