Assistant for Social Ministries, Jesuits of the U.S. Central and Southern Province.
BA, Loyola University New Orleans; MSW, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University
Mrs. Mary Baudouin serves as the Assistant for Social Ministries for the Provincial of the U.S. Central and Southern Province. In addition to coordinating social ministries and social justice advocacy efforts for the province, she is responsible for the province’s socially responsible investment program and the Ministry of Management training seminar for Jesuits and lay leaders of Jesuit works. Prior to joining the Jesuit province staff in 2003, Mary worked for 14 years in social justice ministries with Catholic Charities and the Office of the Social Apostolate of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. After the U.S. bishops wrote their pastoral letter on the U.S. economy in 1987, Mary coordinated their Office of Implementation for the United States Catholic Conference Office of Social Development and World Peace. Mary also worked for seven years as a consultant with faith-based and social service non-profits in the New Orleans area. She and her husband Tom Fitzgerald have three children – Kevin, Claire and Liam.