ACCC Online Clergy Retreat 2021

Preacher | Dom Pius Noonan OSB

Fr Joseph Carola SJ was born in Houston, Texas, in 1962. After entering the New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus in 1980 he was ordained a priest in 1993. In 2001 he obtained his doctorate in theology and patristic sciences from the Patristic Institute Augustinianum in Rome and has been a professor of patristic theology at the Gregorian University since 2002. He is a skilled retreat master, having directed retreats for many Roman and American seminarians and clergy. In the Year for Priests he published a volume of meditations on priestly life and ministry, Conformed to Christ Crucified (Gregorian & Biblical Press), to which he has since added two further volumes. Fr Carola’s “A Patristic Pastoral Trilogy: Striving after holiness for the sake of our service,” which features in his third volume of meditations, was presented at the ACCC’s 2010 International Conference in Rome.