This Lenten season, Michael Simone, S.J., and Brian Dunkle, S.J., STL ’09, will offer weekly reflections to help you prepare for Easter.

Michael R. Simone, S.J.
Michael R. Simone, S.J.

Michael R. Simone, S.J., is a Jesuit priest of the USA Midwest Province. After undergraduate studies at John Carroll University and graduate work at Weston Jesuit School of Theology, he attended Johns Hopkins University where he received a PhD in Northwest Semitics and Assyriology. He currently teaches Scripture at Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry, and his research focuses on ritual and imagination in the religions of the ancient Near East. Fr. Simone is a former columnist for America Magazine and is currently a volunteer chaplain at MCI Cedar Junction.


 
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.