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Romanus Cessario, O.P., S.T.D.

Rev. Romanus Cessario, O.P., S.T.D. 

Director and Co-Editor

Fr. Romanus Cessario was ordained for the Eastern Province of the Dominicans in 1971. After finishing theological studies at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., where he earned a Licentiate in Sacred Theology in 1972, Fr. Cessario served on the faculty and administration of Providence College (Providence, Rhode Island). He completed doctoral studies in theology at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) in 1982. He also holds an M.A. in Philosophy from St. Stephen’s College (Dover, Massachusetts). In 1979, Fr. Cessario began teaching at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., where he served as Academic Dean from 1979 to 1987. Since 1988, he has lectured in both the United States and Europe. In the fall of 1995, Fr. Cessario joined the faculty of St. John’s Seminary (Brighton, Massachusetts) where he currently serves as Professor of Systematic Theology. Fr. Cessario is author of The Moral Virtues and Theological Ethics, Introduction to Moral Theology, Christian Faith and the Theological Life, and The Virtues or The Examined Life. Fr. Cessario has also published many essays and articles, serves on the editorial boards of several journals, and is senior editor of the monthly worship aid Magnificat.