Founder & President Héritier De Grâce (HdG) & Ambassadeur du Christ (Eccl. Dipl. Oxon.)
Serene Ecclesial Lady
Dna. Maria St. Catherine De Grace Sharpe,
t.o.s.m., T.O.SS.T. Eccl.J.D. (U.C.R.)
Héritier De Grâce (HdG) & Ambassadeur du Christ (Eccl. Dipl. Oxon.)
HdG, Ambassadeur du Christ, Dna. Maria St. Catherine De Grâce Sharpe, is a European-born, American Vatican-trained and Oxford-educated Roman Catholic ecclesiastical diplomat and ecclesiastical diplomatic scholar born on the April 29 Feast of St. Catherine of Siena and Baptized in the Church of St. Catherine of Siena, who specializes in, and who has for over 25 years been quietly specializing in, the contemplative study, critical research and scholarly analysis of Vatican/Holy See pontifical ecclesiastical international and diplomatic affairs. A former U.S. Intelligence Officer and a former Special Diplomatic Affairs Attaché with the Holy See's Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations (NY), and as the Founder, President and Director of the Catholic & UN World Heritage Institutes for the Study of Vatican/Holy See Pontifical Ecclesiastical Diplomatic Affairs & International Human Rights, a private ecclesiastical diplomatic research and public service apostolate originally created in 1988, as the Institute for the Study of Vatican International & Diplomatic Affairs (The Institute for Vatican Studies, “IVS”), Dna. Maria St. Catherine has had the unique privilege of studying, observing and participating in the intricacies and complexities of the Universal Church of Rome’s (U.C.R.) pontifical ecclesiastical human rights diplomacy at the highest levels of the Universal Church of Rome for over twenty years.
In 2002, as part of her sui generis universal and global ecclesiastical doctoral studies in divinity and pontifical ecclesiastical diplomacy, and as The American Academy of Diplomacy, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger Scholar and Oxford University Scholar, Dna. Maria St. Catherine completed with Distinction the Oxford University Foreign Service Programme-- the world's most prestigious advanced professional diplomatic training programme--with a specialization in Vatican/Holy See Law & Diplomacy & International Human Rights, becoming the first person, woman, European-born American and Catholic ecclesiastical diplomat and scholar in U.S., Holy See, European, United Kingdom and Oxford University world history to achieve this accomplishment. She is an Ecclesiastical Juris Doctorate (Eccl.J.D. of Divinity & Diplomacy (Eccl.J.D. Divinity & Diplomacy) of Vatican/Holy See Pontifical Ecclesiastical Law, Diplomacy & International Human Rights, a sui generis (one-of-a-kind) specially designed professional degree in pontifical ecclesiastical human rights law and diplomatic policy and practice acquired under the Sacred Magisterium of the Universal Church of Rome, —truly and indeed, “aux pieds du Christ” (at the feet of Christ),[ in the tradition of St. Mary Magdalene, of whom the Lord Jesus Christ himself stated, “She has chosen the better part and it shall not be taken from her.” (Luke 10