Archbishop Ireland Memorial Lecture

Fr. Paul Wattson, S.A., Servant of God: Adventures on the Path to Christian Unity

Date & Time:

Monday, April 18, 2016
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


3M Auditorium, Owens Science Hall

Monsignor Jeffrey Steenson, P.A., was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012 to be the first Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. The Ordinariate is a jurisdiction established by the Holy Father for groups coming from the Anglican tradition who are seeking full communion with the Catholic Church.

Msgr. Steenson has taught patristics at St. Mary’s Seminary, Houston, since 2009. He has a Master of Arts in Church History from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, a Master of Divinity from Harvard, and a Doctorate in Patristic Theology from the University of Oxford.

For 25 years in Anglican ministry, the Fathers of the Church were his inspiration to enter into full communion with the Church in 2007. Through the Pastoral Provision created by Pope John Paul II, he was ordained to the priesthood in 2009.

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