Eleanor Bernstein, C.S.J. (1939-2012), was a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph and held a master’s degrees in theology and liturgical studies from the University of Notre Dame. She was a high school religion teacher and a parish minister, and she worked for eighteen years at the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, for many years as its director. She served as the general editor and major contributor for a four-volume prayer book series for her Congregation. Bernstein was on the staff of The Magnificat Center in Wichita, Kansas, with a focus on adult faith formation and spirituality. She brought to her work the experience of seeking authentic prayer expression in her own life, and also the diverse prayer experiences of many others.