Father Jeremy Driscoll, O.S.B, author and professor, will speak at the annual lecture for the Saint Benedict Education Foundation to be held on Friday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fred M. Rogers Center. Driscoll is a priest and monk of Mount Angel Abbey in St. Benedict, Ore., and is a professor of theology at Mount Angel Seminary and at the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant’ Anselmo in Rome.
Driscoll is the author of more than 50 scholarly articles and 11 books. What Happens at Mass and A Monk’s Alphabet: Moments of Stillness in a Turning World are Driscoll’s two latest books. A Monk’s Alphabet sold more than 12,000 copies in its first four months of publication. The topic of his lecture will be “A Monk’s Alphabet: Provisional Approaches to the Mystery.”
Liturgical questions are a major topic in Driscoll’s writings. Theology at the Eucharistic Table, Master Themes in the Theological Tradition is a collection of his studies published by Studia Anselmiana and Gracewing in 2004.
Driscoll has published two major articles on the Polish Nobel prize-winning poet Czeslaw Milosz and has plans to publish additional such articles. Driscoll plans to write another book about liturgy similar to What Happens at Mass and finally a new book in the same genre as The Monk’s Alphabet.
Driscoll was named advisor to the Vox Clara Commission for the Congregation for Divine Worship at the Vatican in 2002. He was named a member of the Pontifical Academy of Theology. Driscoll was also appointed consultor to the Congregation for Divine Worship by Pope John Paul II. He is a member of the North American Patristic Society, the Society for Catholic Liturgy, and is a distinguished fellow at the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology.
As a professor at Mount Angel and Sant’ Anselmo, Driscoll has the opportunity to teach students from many nations, churches and cultures. The international perspective Driscoll receives at Sant’ Anselmo enhances his teaching in the United States.
Driscoll completed two graduate degrees at Mount Angel Seminary School of Theology. He received an S.T.L at Augustinianum Patristic Institute in Rome and an S.T.D. at Pontificio Ateneo Sant’ Anselmo.