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John P. Joy, STL


John P. Joy, STL, teaches philosophy and theology at La Lumiere School in La Porte, IN, serves as adjunct professor of sacraments and divine liturgy via online courses at Holy Apostles College & Seminary in Cromwell, CT, and is enrolled as a doctoral student at the University of Fribourg, in Fribourg, Switzerland. He is married with four children.


  • Candidate for Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.), University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
  • Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.), International Theological Institute, Austria (2012). Summa cum laude
  • Master’s in Sacred Theology (S.T.M. / M.Th.), International Theological Institute, Austria (2010). Summa cum laude
  • Baccalaureate in Philosophy (B.Phil.), Ave Maria College, Michigan (2005). Summa cum laude

Representative Publications

  1. Joy, John P. “Saint Thomas Aquinas’s Theology of Sacrifice: Toward a Renewed Conception of the Sacred Priesthood.” Forthcoming from Seminary Journal (Fall 2013).
  2. Joy, John P. “Aquinas and Ratzinger on the Dating of the Last Supper: In Defense of the Synoptic Chronology.” New Blackfriars, 94 (2013): 324–39.
  3. Joy, John P. “Love and Self-Gift in St Augustine’s City of God.” Antiphon 11.2 (2007): 78–85.
  4. Joy, John P. “The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal: Theological Interpretation of the Experience.” Antiphon 9.2 (2005): 141–65.

Memberships and Directorships

  1. Saint Albert the Great Center for Scholastic Studies – Co-Founder and Co-Director of an institute for promoting the study of sacred theology according to scholastic methods via annual summer programs in Norcia, Italy (2010–present).

The Society for Catholic Liturgy – Associate Member (2007–present).

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