19th Annual Landregan Lecture: "Catholic Biblical Tradition: Ancient & Postmodern"
Fr. Michael Patella, OSB
Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
University of Dallas Church of the Incarnation
While it may sometimes appear that Catholics lack biblical literacy, especially when
compared to other Christian denominations, the truth is that the Catholic Tradition
of history, art, and culture have informed both Catholics and non-Catholics alike
about the Bible in very exciting ways. Using The Saint John’s Bible as a model, Fr. Michael Patella, OSB, will show how the Catholic Tradition is well-poised
for the new evangelization for this century and beyond.
This lecture is open to the wider Dallas community; All are welcome.
Keynote Speaker: Fr. Michael Patella, OSB
A monk of Saint John’s Abbey, Fr. Michael Patella served as the chair of the Committee
on Illumination and Text for The Saint John’s Bible. He holds a License in Sacred
Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and a Doctorate in Sacred
Scripture from the École biblique et archéologique française in Jerusalem.
Fr. Michael is a professor of New Testament at Saint John’s University and teaches
in its School of Theology and Seminary, where he also serves as the seminary rector
and director of the Holy Land Studies program.
He has written in the area of Luke-Acts, Paul, Mark, and angels and demons. His work,
Word and Image: the Hermeneutics of The Saint John’s Bible (Liturgical Press, 2013), addresses the theology, art, and interpretation of The
Saint John’s Bible. He is currently writing on the Gospel of Luke for the Jerome Biblical
Commentary, Fully Revised Edition. Fr. Michael is a member of the Catholic Biblical
Association and the Society of Biblical Literature.
About the Landregan Lecture
The Landregan Lecture brings to the University of Dallas campus nationally prominent
figures, whose area of expertise reflects the many interests that have animated University
of Dallas alumnus Steven T. Landregan throughout his long, distinguished, and continuing
career of service to the Catholic Church in North Texas as archivist, author, and former editor of the Texas Catholic. LEARN MORE