Ken Brimaud teaches Theology at the Angelicum Pontifical University in Rome, Italy. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Political Science and History) and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney, Australia. He also has Philosophy and Theology degrees from the Angelicum (BPhil, STB and STL in Scripture) and a doctorate in Biblical Theology from the Gregorian Pontifical University in Rome.
Prior to teaching at the Angelicum, Ken practiced as an international corporate lawyer in the State Courts of New South Wales, and the Federal Courts and the High Court of Australia, and was the managing partner of an Australian national law firm and Director of a number of private and public corporations. He is a former President of the City of Sydney Law Society and past Secretary-General (Oceania) and Executive member of the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA - International Association of Lawyers), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) having special consultative status with the United Nations and the Council of Europe.
Ken has also served the community in various other capacities. In the Cultural sector he was appointed by the NSW State Government as President of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, by the Federal Government to the Board of Directors of the National Museum in Canberra, and for ten years served on the Board of the internationally acclaimed Australian Chamber Orchestra. The State Government also appointed him to a number of Ministerial Advisory Councils (Health and Education) and to the Board of Directors of a number of State owned commercial and community-service enterprises.
Sr. Christine Gautier, O.P., and Andrew Camilleri speak on the topic of social justice.
Sr. Christine Gautier, O.P., teaches at the Angelicum in Rome, Italy. She was born in Paris (1974) and entered the convent after her studies in business and a short working experience as credit analyst in a bank. From the beginning of her religious life, she taught catechism groups (children and adults) and was interested in Scripture. She arrived in Italy in 2003 and finished her theology studies while serving as a bursar for the Italian province of her Congregation. In pursuing theology, she chose to specialize in morals in order to place in dialogue her skills in the economic field with the theological wisdom she was learning. She obtained a doctorate in moral theology in 2014 at the Angelicum with her dissertation, published in French, entitled Collaborators of God: Providence and human work according to Thomas Aquinas.
Andrew Camilleri is a student at the Angelicum. He was born in Malta in 1962 and studied Mechanical Engineering, specializing in aerodynamics. He then worked for six years in Aircraft Maintenance at Air Malta before feeling a strong call to leave everything and follow God in the Focolare Spirituality of Unity. After 3 years intense formation (a school of life) at a "little town" of the Focolare near Florence, he then went into the world. He spent 7 years in Pakistan dedicated to bringing the light of the Gospel to Christians spread all over the country, then 5 years in the Philippines - and was very involved in youth formation and social work - before returning for another 7 years to Pakistan, working in the reconstruction of a rural school. He then served 8 years in a Youth Secretariat for the world wide network of young people of the Focolare and has spent the last 3 years dedicated to following up in Oceania and dialoguing with people of the most diverse convictions.
Fr. Francesco Giordano has been working at the Human Life International Rome Office since July 2015 and has been trying to carry on with the work which Mons. Barreiro had carefully established with the help of Dr Joseph Meaney since 1998. This work entails the formation of students--lay, religious and priests--who are working in their respective dioceses around the world fighting for life, family, and all of the bioethical issues therein. In addition, Fr Giordano collaborates with members of the Roman Curia, other pro-life organizations in Italy, and he teaches theology at the Angelicum and Christendom College's Rome Program.
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"Community of the Interpreting Spirit" - Fr. Marcelo Solórzano, O.P., Head of Spiritual Theology section of the School of Theology at the Angelicum. Fr. Solórzano was born in Managua, Nicaragua. He joined the seminary for the Archdiocese of Miami in 1987, where he completed a B.S. in Philosophy. Fr. Solórzano joined the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) in the Province of St. Martin de Porres in 1990, and made vows in 1991.
In 1994, Fr. Solórzano completed a Masters in Divinity at The Graduate Theological Union (Berkley, CA). In 1994 he was ordained to the diaconate, and ordained to the priesthood in 1995. From 1995 to 1997 he was assigned to Campus Ministry at Tulane University; and from 1997 to 1998 he was Associate Pastor at St. Dominic’s Parish in Miami, FL. Fr. Solórzano was sent west in 1998, as Assistant Novice Master in Denver, CO until 1990. From there, he was assigned as Novice Master in San Antonio, TX from 1999 to 2003.
He was then sent to the Angelicum in Rome, and completed the License (STL) in 2007 and a Doctorate (STD) in 2009, both in Spiritual Theology. He returned to the U.S. and was Associate Chaplain and Adjunct Faculty at Barry University in Miami, FL from 2009 to 2011, and University Chaplain and Adjunct Faculty from 2011 to 2014.
Fr. Solórzano then joined the Theology Faculty at the Angelicum in 2014. In 2016 he was named Head of the Spirituality Section in the School of Theology at the Angelicum.
Currently, he teaches Mariology and Early Christian Asceticism in the First Cycle, and the following courses for License and Doctoral level studies: Asceticism, Desert Monasticism, Early Christian Prayer, Theology Method for Spiritual Theology, Friendship and Spirituality, and Life in the Holy Spirit.
Natalia Juzyn honors the life of her uncle, Mons. Miguel Mykycej - 2nd bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Argentina - and speaks about her time at the March of Life in Rome. Recorded May 22, 2017.
Sister Catherine Joseph Droste, O.P. is a Dominican Sister of the Congregation of St. Cecilia, Nashville, Tennessee. She is a professor of theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome and also serves as vice-dean of the theology faculty.
Sister’s theological degrees (STB, STL & STD in dogmatic theology) are from the Angelicum. Her other degrees include a Bachelor of Arts in history from Christendom College, a Masters in history from Middle Tennessee State University, and a Masters in Educational Administration from Marymount University.
Sister Catherine speaks in this episode on growth in Virtue - Affective Maturity in the Spiritual Life.
Fr. Luke Buckles, OP - On the Feast Day of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a conversation about Mary's role in Dominican spirituality.
Joe Heschmeyer, a seminarian for Kansas City, at the NAC and studying at the Angelicum. Until May 2012, Joe Heschmeyer was an attorney in Washington, D.C., specializing in litigation. These days, he is a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas, and can use all the prayers he can get. Follow Joe through his blog, Shameless Popery or contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fr. Tom Simon, MSA - A Life and Calling. Recorded on April 24, 2017. No show was recorded or aired on April 17, 2017.
Dr. Lorraine Hartnett - A Life. Recorded and Aired live on April 10, 2017.
Church Militant - How military life shaped the lives and vocations of three seminarians.
Recorded and Aired Live on April 3, 2017
Immigration Formation: Follow Jesus' and Cesar's journeys from Mexico to Rome. Recorded and Aired Live on March 27, 2017.
With special guest Fr. Glenn Breed. Recorded and Aired on March 20, 2017.
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Special Guests whom Natalia has had on her program.
April 3rd - Church Militant - How military life shaped the lives and vocations of three seminarians
Bradley Jantz, originally from Vincent, Alabama, graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 2005. He went on to serve on active duty for 6 years as an engineering officer in the US Air Force. In 2011, he began full-time studies in preparation for the priesthood and was ordained a deacon in April 2016. He is currently looking forward to priestly ordination in June 2017, as well as service in his native Diocese of Birmingham.
Tim Mergen was commissioned as an officer from the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in 2010 graduating with a degree in Political Science. Following graduation he completed the Euro-Nato Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) program at Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, TX. From there he was assigned in 2012 as a pilot to the 524th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon AFB in Clovis, NM. In 2014 he was accepted in the Air Force Religious Professional Deferment Program (RPDP) whereby he was able to temporarily separate from active duty military service to attend seminary for both the Diocese of Madison, WI and the Archdiocese for the Military Services. God willing following ordination, he plans to return to the Air Force to serve as an active duty priest and chaplain in the U.S. Air Force.
Benjamin Pitre is a diocesan seminarian from Opelousas, Louisiana and is sponsored by the Diocese of Lafayette, LA. In 2006 he was commissioned to the rank of Ensign in the US Navy by the Naval ROTC Unit at Southern University in Baton Rouge. That same year, he earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University. He served on active duty for five years as a submarine officer and spent most of that time attached to the USS Olympia (SSN 717), whose homeport is Pearl Harbor, HI. In the summer of 2012 after returning home from military service, Ben approached the Diocese of Lafayette and was accepted as a seminarian. In August 2012 he was sent to begin formation at St. Joseph’s Seminary College in Covington, LA and, after two years, was sent to the Pontifical North American College (NAC) in Rome. Ben is in his fifth year overall of seminary formation and his third at the NAC. He will be ordained to the Order of Deacons on September 28, 2017 at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
March 27th Recording - Immigration Formation: Follow Jesus' and Cesar's journeys from Mexico to Rome (Photo below of Jesus, Natalia and Cesar)
On February 27, 2017 (recorded February 20, 2017),, we welcome Lorraine Hartnett, MD to discuss wounds and healing, both physical and spiritual.
Dr. Hartnett graduated from New York University School of Medicine, and has been practicing medicine for over 30 years as a pediatrician, emergency room physician, and most recently as Medical Director at St. Vincent’s Center for Wound Healing in Stratford, CT. She is also a member of the American Board of Wound Management and the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Join us as we examine the relationship between exterior and interior wounds, and the shame that hinders healing. Listen as Dr. Hartnett shares her experiences of attending to her patients’ dignity, and how God’s grace has worked wonders in her practice.
Br. Joseph Maria Buckley, OSPPE and Br. Casimir Zielinski, OSPPE will my guests on Monday, Feb. 13th. Br. Joseph and Br. Casimir belong to the Order of St. Paul the First Hermit (Ordo Sancti Pauli Primi Eremitae) and both belong to the Australian Province.See http://czestochowa.us
Br. Joseph Maria Buckley
I am known as Br. Joseph Maria Buckley, although I was baptised as Michael. Originally I am from Brisbane, Australia, one of five children. If you go back enough generations you would find that I am mostly English or Irish in heritage, though that is quite a few generations now. For the past six years, I have been a member of the Order of St. Paul the First Hermit and am currently a seminarian in my final year of Theology at the Angelicum in Rome.
Br. Casimir Zielinski
My name is Casimir, well at least in Religious life. I am a seminarian of the Order of St Paul the First Hermit. I have been in the order for three years now. Before this I was a seminarian for the diocese of Lismore, Australia. I studied at Vianney College, the Seminary of the Diocese of Wagga Wagga Australia. I have a Bachelor of Arts Majoring in History and minoring in Australian Politics from Charles Sturt University, as well as half an honours degree with a supposed dissertation entitled "Polding's Benedictine Dream and the Colony of New South Wales: a study of colony and church building in the antipodes." I am currently in my final year of my Bachelor in Sacred Theology in the Italian section at the Angelicum. I am interested in History, Liturgy, Law and Monasticism. I was born in Australia of Polish parents.
Welcome to Natalia's first guest, Fr. Luke Buckles, OP.
A short personal autobiography of Fr. Luke:
I was born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1949 and three months later baptized in St. John’s Lutheran Church. When I was 7 years old my family moved to San Diego, California where I grew up. I entered the University of California campus in San Diego where I was enrolled in the pre-med program. That year I was received into the Catholic Church and after two years in the pre-med program I experienced the call to the priesthood. I entered the novitiate of the Western Dominican Province making first profession in 1973 and on March 17, 1978 I was ordained a priest.
After three years of priestly ministry I entered the licentiate-doctoral program of studies at the Angelicum in Rome. Having completed my studies in 1985 I returned to California where I taught in the area of dogma and Catholic spirituality at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. I was unexpectedly invited to become a part of the faculty at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in 2003. For four years I taught in the spring semester and in the fall of 2006 I began teaching for the full academic year in Rome.
In 2008 I was appointed to be rector of the Convitto Internatzionale San Tommaso d’Aquino. It is a residence for priests who are studying in Rome and who have no national college here in the city where they could live in community. We are a community of 40 priests from 16 different countries who are full-time students at one of the Pontifical Universities in Rome.
My teaching responsibilities is primarily in the licentiate program of spirituality however over the years I have had the opportunity to teach in the first cycle of theology courses in Sacramental Theology: the Holy Eucharist, Mariology, Pneumatology and the Holy Trinity as I am presently teaching.
In the summer months when I return to the United States I am able to offer retreats to Catholic Laity, serve in parishes and offer spiritual conferences to priests and religious. I have one brother who lives in San Diego and I complete my summer with a visit to his home helping in his parish. He himself teaches at a Catholic elementary school and in the evenings he teaches philosophy at the community college.
About Natalia Juzyn
Natalia Juzyn is currently living in Rome, studying theology at the Pontificia Universita S. Tommaso D’Aquino, also known as the Angelicum.