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René Dausner received his doctorate from the University of Bonn, wrote his post-doctoral dissertation at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, and is currently a professor of Systematic Theology at the Technical University of Dresden.

Portrait of Cyprian Davis

Reverend Cyprian Davis, O.S.B. is Professor of Church History at St. Meinrad School of Theology in St. Meinrad, Indiana. He received his B.A. from St. Meinrad College in 1953 and Ph.D. in History from University of Louvain in 1977. He also holds an S.T.L. from Catholic University of America.

Portrait of Tian Dayton

Tian Dayton has a doctorate in clinical psychology, a masters in educational psychology and is a fellow and Scholar's Award recipient from the American Society of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. She has presented psychodrama to audiences across the United States for nearly two decades, integrating action methods into the fields of mental health and addiction.

Portrait of Anthony de Mello

Versed in both Eastern and Western traditions, de Mello tells stories of monks, rabbis, and soldiers in the form of fairy tales, legends, jokes, and Zen sayings to humorously lead us through the basics of spiritual life. His books have been translated into many languages, and continue to be bestsellers. 

Portrait of Madeline Delbrel

Madeleine Delbrel (1904-1964) studied philosophy and art at the Sorbonne in Paris. When her fiancé decided to join the Dominicans and her father went blind, Delbrel's life fell apart. She converted to Christianity in 1924 and founded a small religious community in France dedicated to social work.

Portrait of John J. Dietzen

John J. Dietzen is a retired Catholic pastor whose four-decade career has included pastoral ministry, marriage and family education, and journalism. His weekly question and answer column is syndicated nationally in nearly 40 Catholic newspapers. He also writes a weekly column for the Peoria Journal-Star.

John Doe has been writing childrens books for more than 20 years. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Portrait of Lyn Holley Doucet

Lyn Holley Doucet is a spiritual director for various retreat houses and the Diocese of Lafayette and is an award-winning author of many books. Doucet grew up on a cotton farm in north Louisiana as one of four children. She was active in the Methodist faith until her marriage, when she converted to Catholicism and has many fond memories of growing up in a loving church community.

Dominc F. Doyle

Dominic Doyle is an assistant professor of theology at Boston College's School of Theology and Ministry. A graduate of the University of Cambridge and Harvard Divinity School, he received his doctorate in systematic theology from Boston College.

Jenny Driver

Jenny Driver is a staff physician at Beth Israel Deaconess medical center and an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her specialty is medical oncology and geriatrics. She received her MD from the University of Pittsburgh and her BA from Brown University. Jenny has been interviewed for national television programs about being a woman in Opus Dei.

Portrait of Avery Cardinal Dulles

Avery Cardinal Dulles is the first American theologian to be elevated to cardinal. One of the most distinguished Catholic theologians of our day, he is the Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society at Fordham University. His many books include The Splendor of Faith and The Craft of Theology.

Portrait of Dave Durand

Dave Durand has been named by Leadership Excellence magazine as one of the nation’s top 100 minds on personal leadership. A Relevant Radio network weekly contributor and founder of ProBalance Inc., Dave is also the author of the national bestseller Perpetual Motivation, an Amazon #1 bestseller in its field for 3 months.

Photo for Andreas Ebert

Andreas Ebert is a Lutheran minister, hymn writer, and translator. He has translated the work of Richard Rohr, Walter Wink, and Jim Wallis into German.

"Perhaps no mystic in the history of Christianity has been more influential and more controversial than the Dominican Meister Eckart. Few, if any, mystics have been as challenging to modern day readers and as resistant to agreed-upon interpretation."
—Bernard McGinn
, The Mystical Thought of Meister Eckhart

Margaret Eletta Guider, OSF, is Associate Professor of Missiology at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. She is member of the Sister of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate and served as the Congregations Vice-President and councilor for Mission from 2008-2012. During the 1970s, she was lay missioner in the rural interior of Goiás, Brazil.

Portrait of Robert Ellisberg

From 1975-80 he was part of the Catholic Worker community in New York, working with Dorothy Day during the last five years of her life, and serving for two years as managing editor of the Catholic Worker newspaper.

Portrait of Patricia Ferris McGinn

Patricia Ferris McGinn is a licensed professional counselor and former executive director of the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association. She teaches in the art therapy program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is active in political advocacy for counselors on the state and national level.

Portrait of Barbara Fiand

Barbara Fiand, a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur, lectures throughout the country and abroad on issues related to holistic spirituality, prayer, religious life, transformation of consciousness, quantum spirituality, and the psychology and spirituality of human maturation. She is the author of several books with the Crossroad Publishing Company.

Portrait of Elizabeth Ficocelli

Elizabeth Ficocelli is an award-winning author of fourteen books for adults and young people. She writes on the sacraments, vocations, Marian topics, and Catholic family living. A convert and stay-at-home mother of four, Elizabeth speaks nationally at conferences, schools, and parishes and is the host of the program Answering The Call on St. Gabriel Catholic Radio AM 820 in Ohio.

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