This Lenten season, Michael Simone, S.J., Brian Dunkle, S.J., STL ’09, and Richard J. Clifford, S.J., 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.


 
Richard J. Clifford, S.J.
Richard J. Clifford, S.J.

Richard J. Clifford, S.J., a native of Lewiston, Maine, professor of Old Testament, and Jesuit priest, taught biblical studies at Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge from 1970 to 2008. He is a graduate of Boston College (AB, MA), Weston Jesuit School of Theology (STL) and Harvard University (PhD). He was general editor of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly and is a former president of the Catholic Biblical Association. A former president of Weston Jesuit School of Theology, he was founding dean of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry from 2008 to 2010. As well as teaching and lecturing in scholarly circles, he is also active in adult education in various New England dioceses.