This Advent season, we are offering weekly reflections prepared by School of Theology and Ministry faculty members Matthew Monnig, S.J., '97, MA'97, and Brian Dunkle, S.J., STL’09. Bookmark this page and check back for new reflections each Sunday during Advent.

Boston College C21 Advent Calendar

The Church in the 21st Century Center is celebrating Advent with an exciting, interactive calendar. A different surprise will be unlocked each day of the season, so bookmark the page, and visit daily as we count down to Christmas.

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Matthew Monnig, S.J., '97, MA'97
Matthew Monnig, S.J., '97, MA'97

 Matthew S. Monnig, S.J., (B.S. ’97, M.A. ’97) is assistant professor of New Testament in the School of Theology and Ministry. Fr. Monnig discerned his vocation as an undergraduate at Boston College and has now spent almost exactly half his life in the Jesuits. He loves being back to teach at his alma mater, and though he did his doctoral studies at Duke, cheers for the Eagles no matter what.


 
Brian Dunkle, S.J., STL’09
Brian Dunkle, S.J., STL’09

Brian Dunkle, S.J., STL ’09, is assistant professor of Historical Theology at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. A member of the East Coast Province of the Jesuits, Fr. Dunkle studies early Christianity, the theology of the Fathers of the Church (patristics), and the development of liturgical hymns. He serves in the Archdiocese of Boston as a spiritual director and a weekend assistant at parishes in Everett and Revere, as well as at the correctional institutes of Concord.