Leonard J. DeLorenzo

Leonard J

Associate Professional Specialist

Concurrent Professor, Department of Theology

Director, Notre Dame Vision
McGrath Institute for Church Life

Education

B.A., Theology and Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, 2003
M.A., Systematic Theology, University of Notre Dame, 2008
Ph.D., Theology, University of Notre Dame, 2014

Research and Teaching Interests    

Theology of the Communion of Saints
Eschatology
Theological Anthropology
Character Formation
Religion and Literature
The Christian Imagination
The Theology of Vocation

Recent Publications

Work of Love: A Theological Reconstruction of the Communion of Saints (University of Notre Dame Press, 2017)

Witness: Learning to Tell the Stories of Grace That Illumine Our Live (Ave Maria Press, 2016)

Dante, Mercy, and the Beauty of the Human Person, co-editor (Cascade Books, forthcoming 2018)

“Hastening to Heal: Purgatorial Prayer and the Order of Grace,” in Dante, Mercy, and the Beauty of the Human Person (Cascade Books, forthcoming 2018)

“Making Space for Encounter through Intercessory Prayer,” in Pope Francis and the Event of Encounter (Cascade Books, forthcoming 2018)

“The Saint of Calcutta: Mother Teresa and the Pain of Joy,” Church Life: A Journal for the New Evangelization (September 2016)

“Holy Ones, Loved Ones: The Journey from All Saints to All Souls,” America: The National Catholic Review, 213:13 (2015)

"Blessed is the Fruit: Canonizing the Parents of Thérèse of Lisieux," Aleteia (2015)

"Communion of Saints and Sinners: Loving an Imperfect Church," America: The National Catholic Review, 212:4 (2015)

“Francis’s Healthy Reminder: On the Priority of Joy in the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” Church Life: A Journal for the New Evangelization 3:2 (2014)

“Badly Broken: A Spoiler-Free Analysis of ‘Breaking Bad’ as a Deeply Human Drama,” Church Life: A Journal for the New Evangelization 2:4 (2014)

“Renouncing Closure: Augustine, Nietzsche, and the Humanity of Christian Doctrine,” Church Life: A Journal for the New Evangelization 2:3 (2014)

“Benedict and the Speed of Light,” America: The National Catholic Review (online 2012), <http://americamagazine.org/issue/benedict-and-speed-light>

“The Flow of Grace,” Church Life: A Journal for the New Evangelization 1:3 (2012)

“The Space Between: On Film and the Theological Imagination,” Church Life: A Journal for the New Evangelization 1:2 (2012)

Biography

Leonard DeLorenzo, Ph.D., is Director of Notre Dame Vision in the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame. He concurrently holds an appointment as Associate Professional Specialist with the Department of Theology. He speaks regularly on a wide array of topics including the saints, adolescent catechesis, vocation and discernment, character formation, and the theological imagination. DeLorenzo's courses include the following:

THEO 64838 "The Spiritualities of the Saints"
THEO 40868 "Eschatology in Art"
THEO 30864 "Dante, Mercy, and the Beauty of the Human Person"
THEO 30057 "The Book of Exodus: A Spiritual Journey"
THEO 20894 "The Catholic Imagination"
THEO 20833 "The Character Project: On Developing Character"

Website    

Notre Dame Vision:  vision.nd.edu

Contact 

Leonard J. DeLorenzo, Ph.D.
Director, Notre Dame Vision
Associate Professional Specialist
McGrath Institute for Church Life
University of Notre Dame

574.631.2915 (direct)

338 Geddes Hall 
Notre Dame, IN 46556