Benedictine Sister Teresa Forcades was born in
Barcelona, Spain in 1966. She has a doctorate in Public
Health from the University of Barcelona with
specialization in Internal Medicine from State University
of New York (SUNY). Sister Forcades also has a Masters in
Divinity from Harvard University and a doctorate from the
Facultad de Teología de Catalunya. She is the
author of Crimes and Abuses of the Pharmaceutical
Industry (Cristianisme i Justícia, 2006), La
Trinitat, avui ("The Trinity, Today", Publicacions de
l'Abadia de Montserrat, 2005), and La teologia feminista
en la història ("Feminist Theology in History",
Fragmenta Editorial, 2007). She has been a Benedictine
nun and a member of the community of Sant Benet de
Montserrat since 1997.
She appears to be associated with the doctrine of
Liberation Theology, which is a controversial topic in
the Catholic Church. Sister Forcades also has made
statements that seem to support the idea that the decison
to abort a fetus is in the hands of the mother, and that
that is the will of God.
In 2007, Sister Forcades published the book
Feminist Theology which places the feminist
theology under the rubric of liberation theology.