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the newsletter of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception

Winter 2014

Fr. Cessario Recieves Order’s Highest Intellectual Honor On November 10, 2013, invited guests of the PFIC celebrated the conferral of the degree of Master of Sacred Theology upon one of its distinguished alumni, theologian and spiritual author, Very Rev. Romanus Cessario, O.P. (STB ’70; STL ’72), at the Dominican House of Studies. The Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.) is the highest intellectual honor in the Dominican Order, awarded to those of its members who have made an outstanding contribution to the theological sciences. It is not a degree conferred for a particular course of studies, but for a life of truly outstanding scholarship. The Constitutions of the Order of Preachers states: “To be promoted a master in sacred theology, it is required that a brother be commendable for his life and prudence,” in addition to a record of total dedication to intellectual work in the life of the Church (LCO 97). It was certainly fitting for Fr. Cessario to receive the title of “Master,” in the ancient sense of the term. He is a professor of systematic theology at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts. Fr. Cessario also serves as associate editor of The Thomist, and senior editor of Magnificat. He received his License in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in 1972 and his Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) in 1980. He then spent fifteen years as a member of the Pontifical Faculty, teaching moral theology and Christology. For seven of those years, he also served as Vice President and Academic Dean. He has been a member of the Pontifical Academy of

St. Thomas Aquinas since 1999. A popular author, his numerous books include: Christian Faith and the Theological Life (1996), Introduction to Moral Theology (2001), A Short History of Thomism (2005), and The Seven Last Words of Jesus (2009). The conferral of the degree was held during the celebration of Solemn Vespers in the chapel of the Dominican House of Studies. Fr. Cessario preached a brief homily to commend one of the great Franciscan Masters of Theology, Saint Bonaventure, quoting the Seraphic Doctor: “just as no one comes to wisdom save through grace, justice, and knowledge, so none comes to contemplation save through penetrating meditation, holy conversation, and devout prayer.” He ended his homily with words of praise for the friendship between Franciscans and Dominicans, and a reminder that “no evangelization…can proceed without the charism of il Poverello (St. Francis of Assisi)”. Fr. Cessario was then installed in the company of Masters in a solemn rite of conferral, which included a recitation of his Profession of Faith in obedience to the teachings of the Church, a reception of the S.T.M. ring as a sign of his espousal to Lady Wisdom, his ascension upon the cathedra or chair as a sign of his teaching authority as a Master of Sacred Theology, and the reception of the biretta, the distinctive black cap of the Masters signifying the crown of glory. After Vespers, a reception took place within the priory of the Dominican House of Studies. Very Rev. John Langlois, O.P., (MDiv, STB ‘90; STL ‘92) President of the Pontifical Faculty, presented some brief remarks that included a memorable description of Fr. Cessario’s deep love for the Church as the source of his identity as a theologian. In addition to receiving the honor of the S.T.M., the newly promoted Master is required by the Dominican Constitutions to give a public lecture. On November 11, Fr. Cessario presented a talk entitled “Culture and Contemplation: Catholicism in the Twenty-First Century” in which he reveals how the Second Vatican Council and various theologians, philosophers, writers, popes, and saints of the last century have called us to inherit a deep desire for contemplation in the midst of the modern world. Fr. Cessario’s lecture will be published in The Thomist, 77:3 (2014), which will be available in February.

Very Rev. Romanus Cessario, O.P., lectures in Aquin Hall on “Culture and Contemplation: Catholicism in the Twenty-First Century.”

The Church has always been blessed with remarkable proponents of her faith. As the Order of Preachers is proud to have another distinguished theologian in its midst, it is also the PFIC’s high privilege to be both the site of Fr. Cessario’s initial philosophical and theological formation, and of his official inaugural lecture as a Master of Sacred Theology.

We acknowledge those memorialized or honored by gifts to the Pontifical Faculty of Theology of the Immaculate Conception during the past year. Please keep these men & women in your prayers. I n A ppreciation F or The 1993 Ordination Class

H onoring Fr. Joseph Alobaidi, O.P. Sr. Ann of the Cross, O.P. St. Antoninus Fr. Justin Brophy, O.P. Fr. Brian Chrzastek, O.P. Br. Thomas Davenport, O.P. The Good Work Done by the Dominicans at St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill Fr. John Martin Egan, O.P. Fr. Thomas Jordan Ertle, O.P. Fr. Joseph Fox, O.P. Fr. Anthony Giambrone, O.P. Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P. Fr. Jonathan Kalish, O.P. The Installation of Very Rev. John A. Langlois, O.P. Br. Ambrose Little, O.P. Fr. Reginald Lynch, O.P. The Faculty, Staff, and Dominican Students of the PFIC Eugene Quinn Fr. Jordan Schmidt, O.P. Fr. Gregory Schnakenberg, O.P. Robert & Rachel Turicchi

Fr. Raymond Vandegrift, O.P. Br. Sebastian White, O.P. Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P. The Ordination to the Diaconate of Br. Peter Martyr Yungwirth, O.P.

I n M emoriam Fr. Jordan Aumann, O.P. Fr. Milton Ballor, C.PP.S. Fred & Rose Bollhorst Eleanor Bosnick Fr. Eugene Cahouet, O.P. Bethany A. Cuddy Felix & Teresa DiPaola Fr. Damian Fandal, O.P. Fr. Norman Fenton, O.P. Mary Colford Hayes Frs. Mark & Tom Heath, O.P. M. Kathleen Jarboe (McDermott) Rev. Bernard L. Keitz, O.P. Paul T. Kirkham Fr. Val LaFrance, O.P. Aileen Lange Mr. & Mrs. Donald S. MacDonald Gregory J. Maier Deceased Members of the Mosley Family Mr. & Mrs. Hermitt Mosley Br. Kevin O’Connell, O.P. Craig Pritzl

Fr. Kurt Pritzl, O.P. Fr. T. D. Rover, O.P. Courtney Scalcucci Dr. Ronald Vardiman Fr. Edmund John Way, O.P.

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Matthew P. Carroll, Sr., & Mary A. Carroll Living & Deceased Members of the Maher Family

F or C omplete H ealing O f Mike Farguson

I n R emembrance O f Prayer Intentions

I n T hanksgiving F or Favors Granted Through the Intercession of St. Thomas Aquinas

I n T he N ame O f Fr. Andre-Joseph LaCasse, O.P., and Fr. Darren Pierre, O.P. Mr. Joseph E. Ross

Fr. Petri Preaches at St. Thomas Aquinas Mass Rev. Thomas Petri, O.P., (STL ‘06) Vice President and Academic Dean of the PFIC, gave the homily at The Catholic University of America’s St. Thomas Aquinas Mass. The Mass was held in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Tuesday, January 28, the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas. Fr. Petri’s homily detailed the stunning amount of Aquinas’ academic output, but noted that it had a higher purpose. “St. Thomas would argue,” said Fr. Petri, “that knowledge and its pursuit for its own sake leads us closer to truth. And Truth is real; it can be found. It calls to us wanting to be known… St. Thomas understood that this is for one single reason: God is truth. Truth, it

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turns out, is a person, a Divine Person.” Very Rev. John A. Langlois, O.P., President of the PFIC, was the principal celebrant of the Mass, which opened the spring semester at The Catholic University of America and celebrated National Catholic Schools Week. The Mass was attended by about 1,000 people, including students from CUA, the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, Archbishop Carroll High School, DeMatha Catholic High School, and St. Anthony Catholic School. The Mass was broadcast on the Eternal Word Television Network. Links to a video of the entire Mass, as well the text of Fr. Petri’s homily, are available on the website.

Rev. Thomas Petri, O.P. (Photo courtesy of The Catholic University of America/Matthew Barrick)

The Pontifical Faculty of Theology of the Immaculate Conception President: Very Rev. John A. Langlois, O.P. Vice President & Academic Dean: Rev. Thomas Petri, O.P. Librarian: Rev. John Mar tin Ruiz, O.P. Director of Facilities: Br. Gerard Thayer, O.P. Board of Overseers: Very Rev. Brian Mulcahy, O.P. Dr. Hugh P. Dempsey Sr. Mary Sarah Galbraith, O.P. Rev. Msgr. Albin Grous Mr. Julian B. Heron Dr. Allen Hunt Very Rev. Kenneth Letoile, O.P. Dr. Mary E. Moran Rev. Msgr. Godfrey Mosley Mr. Patrick O’Meara Br. Ignatius Perkins, O.P. Rev. Joseph Torchia, O.P. Mr. William B. Yeomans, Sr.

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Letter from the President Dear Friends, Alumni, and Benefactors, The Dominican brothers’ Bluegrass band playing music at Washington’s Dupont Circle while other brothers are engaging passersby in conversation; Dominican brothers and priests joyfully Christmas caroling in Washington’s Chinatown; Dominican brothers speaking at local atheist societies on the campuses of the University of Maryland, American University and the U.S. Naval Academy— these are just a few of the ways in recent months that our Dominican brothers have been engaging the culture, meeting people “where they are at,” and bringing Christ to them. Is this not precisely the kind of missionary outreach that Pope Francis has been encouraging in his homilies, and most recently in his apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium? As the Holy Father so beautifully puts it, “…we cannot passively and calmly wait in our church buildings; we need to move from a pastoral ministry of mere conservation to a decidedly missionary pastoral ministry” (EG, 15). The students of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception are certainly putting this call to mission into action! Yet what gives the brothers the ability to effectively engage contemporary passersby or a group of young atheists with challenging questions is the solid philosophical and theological formation they are receiving here. People can be drawn easily into a conversation by some good bluegrass music or the appeal of traditional Christmas carols during the holidays. But as the conversation becomes more serious, broaching the larger questions of life, only someone well-equipped to provide sound and well-reasoned explanations of the Christian faith has the potential to make a lasting impact on the questioner. This is precisely the formation that the Pontifical Faculty strives to provide its brothers and the other religious and lay students who study here. Our Thomistic perspective gives them a solid grounding in the relationship between faith and reason that equips them to speak convincingly to those seeking deeper answers. As one brother told me, his formation here gives him “the confidence and competence” to go out and proclaim the Good News to those who do not know Christ or have fallen away. Of course, you, our friends and benefactors, are also key players in this outreach to the unchurched in contemporary culture. Your ongoing financial support helps us to continue providing the education that prepares all of our students to be effective witnesses to Christ and his Gospel in the world—and for this we are grateful! In this way, we are all working together to proclaim the Gospel of Joy! Sincerely yours in the Lord, Very Rev. John A. Langlois, O.P. President, PFIC

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Changes in Faculty and Staff Rev. Allen B. Moran, O.P., (MDiv, STB ‘06; STL ‘08) was elected prior of the community at St. Gertrude Parish in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rev. Albert Trudel, O.P., is the new registrar of the Pontifical Faculty, replacing Fr. Moran. He was previously Associate Professor of English at Aquinas College in Nashville. Rev. Dominic D. F. Legge, O.P., (MDiv ‘06; STB ‘07; STL ‘08) has joined the PFIC as an instructor in Systematic Theology. He also will be serving as the preaching instructor. He hopes to defend his dissertation on the Christology of St. Thomas Aquinas at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland in the late spring. Mr. Nicholas Kruckenberg is teaching Philosophy as an adjunct in the spring semester. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at The Catholic University of America. Several members of the faculty have new designations. Rev. Thomas Joseph White, O.P. (STL ‘08), is now an Associate Professor. Rev. John Baptist Ku, O.P. (MDiv ‘98; STL ‘00), and Rev. Andrew Hofer, O.P. (MDiv ‘01; STL ‘02), have been promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor.

Resources for Alumni Note: This issue of the 487 Correspondent debuts an occasional column where a member of the faculty discusses a recent book, or new ideas or developments in their discipline. This is an informal way of keeping our alumni current in various fields. This issue’s column is by Dr. Jody Vaccaro Lewis, Assistant Professor of Sacred Scripture and Patrology. In his 2010 apostolic exhortation Verbum Domini, Pope Benedict XVI builds on the Vatican II document Dei Verbum to call for an authentic Catholic biblical hermeneutics. The Holy Father states that such a hermeneutics demands the faith of the Church, as exemplified by Mary’s fiat, which suggests that the Catholic submits his or her will to God in matters of biblical interpretation. This means, among other things, that one recognizes the divine inspiration and spiritual level of meaning of Scripture and that one’s interpretation accords with the teachings of the Church. Students often ask me to recommend resources on the New Testament that are both scholarly and faithful to the Church’s teachings in these ways. They may want a suggestion for a friend or family member, or perhaps for work in a parish or school, or maybe for someone inquiring into the Catholic teaching on Scripture. With so many books published in biblical studies these days, it can be quite overwhelming, but there is a recent series on the New Testament that would be helpful in these regards. That series is the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture published by Baker Academic Press. The first volumes of the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture were published a few years ago with the express intent to provide a resource to anyone working in pastoral ministry and to those seeking to study the New Testament and to integrate it into their daily lives. To this end, the editors seek to respond to the principles set forth in Dei Verbum to interpret Scripture in light of the Tradition, the whole canon of Scripture, and the analogy of faith. Eventually the series will include seventeen volumes, some of which address more than one book of the New Testament, but to date only eight have been published, including volumes on the Gospels of Matthew and Mark and several letters of Paul. The authors include prominent Catholic biblical scholars.

Above: Dominicans, including Most Rev. J. Augustine DiNoia, O.P., (former President and faculty; STB ‘69; STL ‘71) go Christmas caroling in Washington, D.C.’s Columbia Heights neighborhood. Right: Br. Athanasius Murphy, O.P., joins in prayer with a passerby.

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Each volume combines historical and literary analysis of a biblical book with theological reflection. A general introduction addresses the author, date, audience, style, and significance of the book. The text is then divided into passages for individual interpretation. The exegesis is scholarly, yet accessible because it avoids overly technical analysis, deals with the text in English translation, and does not engage in specific critical methodology. Instead, the exegesis seeks to acquaint the reader with the main issues involved in each section and stresses main themes. The volumes also include helpful sidebars that include historical background and teachings from the Church Fathers and the Catechism. With its combination of interpretation and application to spiritual life, the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture will be helpful to those engaged in preaching and catechesis, as well as personal study. There is also a blog at www.catholiccommentaryonsacredscripture. com that includes excerpts from the volumes related to some of the liturgical readings.

Thomistic Circles: Catholic Theology After Modernism On October 4-5, 2013, the Thomistic Institute hosted a two-day Thomistic Circles conference at the PFIC on “Catholic Theology after Modernism.” Presenting papers at this event were Dr. Paige Hochschild, Mt. St. Mary’s University, Dr. James LeGrys, US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Rev. Timothy Bellamah, O.P., (MDiv ‘98; STL ‘99) Dominican House of Studies, Rev. Michael Dodds, O.P., Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley, Dr. Candida Moss, University of Notre Dame, and Rev. Guy Mansini, O.S.B., St. Meinrad Abbey. Rev. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., Director of the Thomistic Institute, opened the Thomistic Circles with a few remarks on the relationship between Catholic theology and modernity. The origin of the situation can be traced back to Pope Pius X’s July 1907 Syllabus of Errors, Lamentabili, which condemned the errors of the modernists’ exegesis of Sacred Scripture and their view of the history and interpretation of dogma, as well as his September 1907 encyclical Pascendi Dominici Gregis where Modernism was formally condemned. Fr. White provided some questions for the audience to consider during the conference: How is Christianity impacted by the modern sciences? How should Catholic theology make use of modern historical-critical methods? And overall, what does Catholic theology look like after Modernism? Dr. Paige Hochschild presented the first paper entitled “Jean Daniélou and the Problem of History.” Dr. Hochschild gave an insightful interpretation of the French Jesuit cardinal’s life and thought in the history of Modernism. According to Dr. Hochschild, Daniélou teaches us the balance and importance of doing historical theology today. Daniélou didn’t address the philosophy of history according to Modernist terms. He looked to the Fathers of the Church to obtain the “objective character of human experience” over a subjective, Hegelian method of interpreting history. Dr. Hochschild concluded her presentation by suggesting the importance of historical theology’s role in the generation of systematic theology. Dr. Hochschild entertained questions from the audience. Of note was Fr. Bellamah’s objection that history doesn’t answer the essential questions of theology—such as “What is the nature of a sacrament?”—but can only give an historical account of the development of the sacraments. To reconcile the two points of view of the discussion, Fr. White

recommended the audience to consider how historical studies and scholastic theology can be interpolated in scholarship today. Dr. James LeGrys gave the second talk of the conference entitled “Blondel and Aquinas on the Need for the Supernatural.” Despite their differences in philosophy, Dr. LeGrys demonstrated how the French philosopher (who opposed scholasticism in favor of ancient philosophy) and the Angelic Doctor both arrive at the conclusion that there is a necessity for supernatural religion in order to fulfill man’s desire to know truth and attain happiness. Dr. LeGry’s presentation was immediately followed by Fr. Timothy Bellamah, O.P.’s talk entitled “Can the Faith of the Church Contradict History? Marie-Joseph Lagrange and Alfred Loisy on Faith, History, and the Biblical Narrative.” Fr. Bellamah presented an engaging depiction of the tale of two scholars: Alfred Loisy, who was led to believe in the falsity of the Church’s dogmas; and Père Marie-Joseph Lagrange, O.P., who became the obedient servant of the Church in his notable works in biblical studies. A discussion with the audience followed, and the Thomistic Circles conference concluded its first day. The second day of the conference began with a presentation by Rev. Michael Dodds, O.P. His talk was entitled “Catholic Theology and Empirical Science: Rules of Engagement?” In this talk, Fr. Dodds spoke of the “battlefield” between science and theology. From St. Paul in Athens to the Church’s engagement with Galileo and Darwin and the present age, science and theology have always engaged in controversial dialogues with each other. Fr. Dodds concluded his talk with a few “rules of engagement” (or the “Pirate Code” for those who have seen the Pirates of the Caribbean) when Catholic theology is confronted with modern science: (1) Don’t panic; (2) remember the limits of science— science doesn’t account for the natures of things and metaphysics of being; and (3) remember the limits of language—St. Thomas Aquinas teaches that there are limits to what we can know and say about God. Theologians and scientists can work together for the knowledge of truth when both realize the limits of their speech so that conflict doesn’t occur so easily. Dr. Candida Moss presented an interesting paper entitled “The Resurrection of the Dead

and Historical Critical Research.” Dr. Moss, a historical critical researcher, presented three points concerning historical critical research on the resurrection of the dead: (1) the assumptions that historical critical researchers have about the resurrection; (2) the historical critical researchers’ investigations of the origins of the resurrection; and (3) the place of Pauline thought on the resurrection of the dead. Dr. Moss highlighted some of the limits that historical critical research has in investigating the assumptions and origins of the resurrection of the dead, but she concluded by pointing to the significance of looking to what St. Paul has to say concerning the resurrection—here lies the truth about the resurrection. Dr. Moss concluded by saying that historical critics fail to see the belief in the resurrection as an act of faith. Rev. Guy Mansini, O.S.B., concluded the Thomistic Circles weekend with his talk on “The Historicity of Dogma in Gardeil and Congar.” Fr. Mansini began by highlighting Ambroise Gardeil’s responses to various Modernist challenges concerning the authenticity of dogma. He then expounded upon Yves Congar’s improvement of Gardeil’s responses by highlighting Congar’s thought in the Church’s declarations on the basic principles of dogma. In particular, Fr. Mansini noted Garrigou-Lagrange’s notion of “common sense” in John Paul II’s encyclical letter, Fides et ratio (1998): there is a “universal” and “fundamental” element of knowledge shared by all, and this is found in the philosophical science of metaphysics. This “implicit philosophy” serves as the basis for common knowledge among men, such as of the first principles of reason, basic moral norms, and other such things as the notion of a person. The nature of the Church’s dogma, therefore, is grounded in the word of God addressed to all, but is expressed to all people and cultures in metaphysical thought on the universality of revealed truth. The Thomistic Circles conference was free and open to the public and was wellattended by students and faculty of the PFIC and other local institutions. We would like to thank our speakers for their engaging presentations, and we hope that you will be able to join us for future conferences. For more information on the activities of the Thomistic Institute, visit their website at

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Faculty & Alumni News, Appointments & Publications Francis Hein, O.S.B., (MDiv, STB ‘13) was ordained to the priesthood on August 24, 2013. The ordination took place at the Saint Louis Abbey Church in Creve Coeur, Missouri, and was conferred by Most. Rev. Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of Saint Louis. On October 15, 2013, during the U.S. government’s partial shutdown, Rev. Andrew Hofer, O.P., (faculty; MDiv ‘01; STL ‘02) gave this opening prayer for the U.S. House of Representatives: All-powerful and merciful God, we ask you to pour forth your Spirit of blessings upon the world, which you have freely made, this nation, which trusts in you, and upon all here on Capitol Hill, who turn to you. We have been wrong, and we have sinned. Give us all a share of your wisdom and your mercy. Enlighten us so that we can turn from our error and live by the power of your truth. Strengthened by you, may we stand united in necessary matters, acknowledge liberty in doubtful matters, and be charitable in all matters.

I n M emoriam William H. Graham Former Instuctor of Speech and Liturgy October 15, 2013 Rev. James Aloysius Driscoll, O.P. STB ‘53, STL ‘55 November 7, 2013 Rev. Luke Turon, O.P. STL ‘56 November 24, 2013

We ask this of you, the source of all unity, liberty, and charity, to whom be glory and honor now and forever. Amen. In September 2013, Rev. Jonathan Kalisch, O.P., (MDiv, STB ‘02), became Director of Chaplains and Spiritual Development at the Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus. Previously, he had been director of Campus Ministry at Dartmouth College. Fr. Kalisch (pictured left) is shown here presenting the Thomas King, S.J. Award at the 2014 Cardinal O’Connor Conference for Life at Georgetown University. Genevieve Cervantes (MA ‘13) and Matthew Plaster were married in November of 2013. Rev. John Baptist Ku, O.P., was the main celebrant, Br. Patrick Mary Briscoe, O.P. (in his third year of studies) was the First Reader, and among the attendees were fellow students and graduates of the PFIC. Genevieve has been published in National Review Online and LifeNews for her pro-life research with the Susan B. Anthony List’s research and education fund. Paulist Press recently published 101 Questions and Answers on the Crusades and the Inquisition: Disputed Questions, by Rev. John Vidmar, O.P., (STB ‘78; STL ‘80). Fr. Vidmar is an associate professor of history at Providence College.

We love to hear from our alumni! Please send your news, publications, appointments, and honors to George Cervantes, Assistant Director for Advancement, at or (202) 495-3828.

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Dominicans brave the elements as they head to the 2014 March for Life. Reprinted with the kind permission of Bob Roller. (CNS photo / Bob Roller)

4th Annual

Dominican Spring Gala Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception Saturday, April 26, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Dominican House of Studies 487 Michigan Ave. NE Washington, D.C.

light appetizers & desserts prepared by the Dominican student brothers & other students tours of the chapel & academic center silent & live auctions musical entertainment by the Dominican student brothers sung Compline

Tickets available now! $125 per person in advance, $150 at the door students $50 in advance, $75 at the door Purchase online at or by calling (202) 495-3877.

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Meet the New Registrar, Rev. Albert Trudel, O.P. In January of this year, Rev. Albert Trudel, O.P., became the Registrar of the Pontifical Faculty. He succeeded Rev. Allen Moran, O.P., who was elected prior of the Dominican community at St. Gertrude’s Parish in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hailing from the Canadian province of Alberta, Fr. Trudel joined the Congregation of Priests of St. Basil (Basilians) before eventually discerning a vocation with the Dominicans and making his solemn profession in 2010. He has earned degrees from the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Toronto, St. Michael’s College Faculty of Theology, the University of Oxford, and the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. Most recently, he was Director of the Center for Faith & Culture and Associate Professor of English at Aquinas College in Nashville. You have a D.Phil. in English Language and Literature and have taught English at Aquinas College. Who are your favorite authors? Do you have a favorite book?

of its emphasis on preaching the truth, and the many ways that mission finds expression within the Order. The liturgical life of the Order also attracted me: the mission requires this emphasis on prayer in common, as well as individual, contemplative prayer. The life requires a robust co-operation and fraternity among its members. The balance of these elements as they are lived in the Province of St. Joseph drew me to the Order. You earned your post-doctoral License in Medieval Studies at the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies. What led to this interest? I became interested in the Middle Ages when I read the works of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, and later started to read Arthurian legends. When I initially entered graduate school, I intended to work on the topic of grace in the works of Evelyn Waugh, but I was also taking a course in Old English, which I found I enjoyed more than most of the modern literature I was studying. I eventually decided to split the difference and work in Middle English literature.

My favorite authors are Dante, Chaucer, the Pearl-poet, and Shakespeare. I suppose I should explain You were ordained to the priesthood the third of these four: already twelve years before entering the “pearl-poet” is the the Dominican Order. What about anonymous 14th-century your priestly ministry has been the author of four alliterative biggest surprise since entering the poems in Middle English Order? (“Pearl,” a father’s lament for his deceased daughter, The biggest surprise about my and “Sir Gawain and the priestly ministry since entering Green Knight,” an Arthurian the Dominican Order has been romance, are probably the the way in which my preaching two best-known of these and celebration of the mass could Rev. Albert Trudel, O.P. poems). I also appreciate change, mature, and develop within modern British novelists such the Order. I knew these things would as Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene, and J.R.R. change when I joined the Order, but I had no Tolkien. idea that someone as old in priestly orders as I was, could develop still further. It is a mark Please tell us about your role as Registrar. of the transformative power of grace, and the gift of the Dominican charism (not to mention The Registrar is a kind of institutional secretary, the constructive criticism of the brethren!) handling all the student records, managing that this old dog could learn a few new tricks. admissions and registration, and also organizing graduation. In addition to these tasks, I will also Apart from your duties as Registrar, do you make reports to the accrediting bodies for the have other activities/projects that you plan Pontifical Faculty, the Middle States Association to be engaged in during your time at the of Colleges and Schools, and the Association of PFIC? Theological Schools. I hope to teach, as well as find other avenues What drew you to the Dominican Order? for preaching in the DC area and beyond, as my responsibilities as Registrar permit. We will I was drawn to the Dominican Order because see what the Lord provides!

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Br. Timothy Dahaher, O.P., at the lecturn in the darkened Priory chapel during the 2013 Vigil of All Saints.

Vigil of All Saints The PFIC hosted the annual Vigil of All Saints on All Hallow’s Eve, Thursday, October 31, 2013. The Main Chapel of the House of Studies could not contain all the congregants, many of whom stood outside the doors or sat in the preaching studio chapel. The Vigil began with readings from the saints, including selections from Bl. Charles de Foucauld, Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati, St. Maria Faustina Kowalska, and Bl. Bartolomé Blanco Márquez. A reflection on “Twentieth Century Saints and Sanctity” was given by Br. Dominic Mary Verner, O.P. Following the Office of Compline, everyone processed through the cloister to the house reliquary. It was a singularly beautiful sight as the congregation, each one carrying a lighted candle, lined both sides of the entire perimeter of the darkened cloister as the Brothers chanted the Litany of Saints. A few nights later, a story on the Vigil appeared on EWTN News Nightly with Colleen Carroll Campbell. Reported by Wyatt Goolsby, the segment included remarks from Br. Bonaventure Chapman, O.P., Br. Patrick Mary Briscoe, O.P., and PFIC President Very Rev. John A. Langlois, O.P. In the story’s conclusion, Fr. Langlois noted how the saints have a real effect in our lives: “We are one with the saints, and they are longing, longing for us to be one with them, looking on us with love, praying for us and helping us.”

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