Fr. Michael Patella

The Resurrection of the Dead, and the Life of the World to Come

  In-person Event | Presenter: Fr. Michael Patella, OSB

Our faith tells us that with Christ’s resurrection comes the promise that one day we, too, like him shall bodily arise. Yet, this belief in the resurrection also leaves us Christians with many questions: What will we look like in the life to come? Will we recognize our loved ones, and will they recognize us? What kind of existence can we expect? What is the difference between immortality, reincarnation, and resurrected life? How do judgment of the dead, hell, purgatory, and heaven fit into the picture? Drawing from Scripture and Tradition, Fr. Michael Patella will discuss the Christian doctrine of the resurrection of the dead along with its implications for us now and in the hereafter.

A professor of New Testament at Saint John’s University and its Graduate School of Theology and Seminary in Collegeville, MN, Fr. Michael Patella has written on Luke-Acts, Paul, Mark, angels and demons, and The Saint John’s Bible. Fr. Michael is a member of the Catholic Biblical Association and the Society of Biblical Literature.

Dates & Times

  • Friday, September 1, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University

  • Friday, September 1, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


  • EVENT FULL - Please call to be put on a waiting list: Friday, October 13, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University

  • OUT OF STATE: Sunday, October 29th, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

    Saint John Vianney Parish, Omaha, NE

  • Thursday, November 2, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis

  • OUT OF STATE: Saturday, November 18th, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (CT)

    St. Clare of Assissi Catholic Church, O'Fallon, IL

  • OUT OF STATE: Friday, March 15th, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (EST)

    Naples Women's Club, Naples, FL

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