FR. Romanus Cessario, O.P.
Fr. Romanus Cessario, O.P. is Professor of Theology at St. John’s Seminary in Boston, MA and Visiting Professor at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington, D.C. and Melbourne, Australia. In addition to his teaching responsibilities at St. John’s, Fr. Cessario serves as an Associate Editor of The Thomist, Rédacteur of Pierre d’angle, General Editor of the Catholic Moral Thought Series of the Catholic University of America Press, and Senior Editor of Magnificat. Fr. Cesssario holds advanced degrees from the Dominican House of Studies, a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, and an honorary doctorate from The Institute for the Psychological Sciences.
Fr. Cessario has previously held academic positions at Providence College, the University of Fribourg, and the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception (Dominican House of Studies). He is currently a member of the board of the Academy of Catholic Theology and since 1999 has been an Ordinary Academician of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas.
Fr. Cessario has published over fifteen books, numerous translations, and more than one-hundred articles, essays and chapters in books. His books include: Christian Satisfaction in Aquinas; The Godly Image: Christ and Salvation in Catholic Thought from Anselm to Aquinas; The Moral Virtues and Theological Ethics; Le Virtù; Perpetual Angelus. As the Saints Pray the Rosary; Christian Faith and the Theological Life; Jean Capreolus en son temps (1380-1444); Le thomisme et les thomistes; Introduction to Moral Theology; and A short History of Thomism.
In deep gratitude for his friendship and paternal guidance, for his remarkable appropriation of the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas and the Thomist tradition, the example of excellence and fidelity that he has given to a generation of students of Catholic theology, and his tireless service to the Church, the Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal is honored to award the 2011 Veritas Medal to Fr. Cessario.