Mama Leo Latinx Lecture Series

Mama Leo

Reverend Leoncia Rosado Rousseau
Sunrise: 4/4/1912  |  Sunset: 10/6/2006
Union Theological Seminary, in partnership with Dr. Samuel Cruz, Associate Professor of Religion and Society, is establishing The Mama Leo Latinx Lecture Series to honor the Puerto Rican spiritual leader, the Reverend Leoncia Rosado Rousseau, known to many as Mama Leo. This lecture series will be held annually to recognize the unconventional and pragmatic leader’s dedication and years of service by inviting speakers to focus on Latinx ministry and social justice. Fundraising efforts are underway to endow the lecture series with $150,000 to sustain it for years to come. Click here to make your gift.
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Mama Leo was born in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico on April 11, 1912. It was there, in Puerto Rico, that she first heard the voice of God calling her into service. She arrived in New York City in 1935 because she felt her calling was to bring God’s word to the

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