Curriculum Vitae

Ronald Rolheiser is a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. He is a community-builder, lecturer, and writer. His books are popular throughout the English-speaking world and have now been translated into many languages. His weekly column is carried by more than 80 newspapers worldwide. Prior to this present position, he taught theology and philosophy at Newman Theological College in Edmonton, Alberta, for 16 years, served as Provincial Superior of his Oblate Province for six years, and served on the General Council for the Oblates in Rome for six years. From 2005 – 2020, Fr. Ron served as President of Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio Texas. He remains on staff at OST as a full time faculty member.


B.A. University of Ottawa, 1969, major in Philosophy
B. Th. Newman Theological College, Edmonton, 1973
M.A. University of San Francisco, 1974, major in Theology
M.R. Sc. University of Louvain, Belgium, 1982
Ph.D/STD University of Louvain, Belgium, 1983

Professional Memberships

Catholic Theological Society of America
Canadian Theological Society
Board, Louvain Theological and Pastoral Monographs Section




Weekly Newspaper columnist in more than 80 Catholic papers in Canada, United States, England, Scotland, Ireland, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.


Louvain Studies, Critic, America, Homiletic and Pastoral Review, Catholic New Times, Chicago Studies, and in various popular magazines: Catholic Digest, St. Anthony’s Messenger, Our Family, Spirituality, Wall Street Journal


Areas of Specialization


Oblate School of Theology

285 Oblate Drive

San Antonio TX 78216-6693

Phone 210.341.1366

Fax 210.341.4519