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Michael Patella, OSB

Michael Patella, OSB  

Professor of Theology, 1995-

Rector, Saint John's Seminary, 2007-

Director of Study Abroad Programs, 2002-

Acting Director of HMML, 2009-10

B.A., Iona College, 1977; M.A. Boston College, 1981; M.Div., Saint John's University, 1989; S.S.L., Pontifical Biblical Institute, 1993, S.S.D., École biblique et archéologique française de Jérusalem, Israel, 1995

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Recent classes taught:

  • The Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles (Fall 2012, Fall 2010, Spring 2008 -- Web course)
  • The Johannine Tradition (Fall 2013, 2006, 2009)
  • Biblical and Archaeological Sites (Summer 2013,    Summer 2011, Summer 2009)
  • Pauline Letters (Fall 2008)


Lord of the Cosmos: Mithras, Paul, and the Gospel of Mark.

Lord of the Cosmos: Mithras, Paul, and the Gospel of Mark.

Edinburgh: T &T Clark, April 2006.

The Gospel According to Luke

The Gospel According to Luke

(Volume 3 of The New Collegeville Bible Commentary Series)

Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2005.


Word and Image: The Hermeneutics of The Saint John's Bible, Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2013.

Angels and Demons: A Christian Primer of the Spiritual World, Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2012.

Gospel according to Luke, in the New Collegeville Bible Commentary.  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, September 2005.  Chinese translation: Faculty of Theology, Fujen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan: Kuangchi Cultural Group, 2011.

Lord of the Cosmos: Mithras, Paul, and the Gospel of Mark.  Edinburgh: T &T Clark, April 2006.  

The Death of Jesus: the Diabolical Force and the Ministering Angel, Luke 23,44-49 in Cahiers de la Revue Biblique (43) Paris: Gabalda, 1999


 Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland, "Word and Image in The Saint John's Bible," 29 January 2014

"Misticismo di San Paolo," Monastero S. Pietro in Viterbo, Italy, 11 January 2014

"Lectio Divina: What it is and what it isn't," Catholic Biblical Association, Gonzaga University, 4 August 2013

Usdin Lecture, Flagler College, Saint Augustine, Fl, "Word and Image in The Saint John's Bible: fact, fiction, or fantasy?"  10 October 2013

Dehon Lecture, Sacred Heart Seminary, Hales Corners, WI, "One Priesthood, Diocesan and Religious," 13 March 2013