Study Days this year will begin with the Jubilarian Mass & Dinner on Monday, October 3, 2022
Rev. Rolando Badiola
Rev. Kevin Lynch, OFM
Rev. Henry Rosenbaum, SAC
Rev. Raul Ranola
Rev. Wayne Poile
Rev. Krzysztof Sobanski, SDS
Rev. Ian Gagne
Rev. Vincent Ha Tuan
Rev. Tewelde Paulos
My Word Shall Achieve its Purpose (Isaiah 55:11)
Entering the scriptures more deeply in study, prayer, and homily preparation
by Rev. Michael Simone, S.J.
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Study Days Guest Speaker
Michael R. Simone is a Jesuit priest of the USA Midwest Province who currently serves as parochial vicar at Old St. Patrick’s parish in Chicago, Illinois. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he completed undergraduate studies in 1995 at his hometown’s John Carroll University and joined the Society of Jesus in 1997. During his formation, he earned an S.T.L. at Weston Jesuit School of Theology, and after ordination he attended Johns Hopkins University where he received a Ph.D. in Northwest Semitics and Assyriology. Until recently, he taught biblical studies and preaching at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, where he also worked on the core faculty of spirituality studies.
Fr. Simone is also an associate editor at America Magazine, where he was author of the “Word” column from 2016-2019. Throughout 2021, he was a monthly columnist for the Portuguese Jesuits’ Mensageiro do Coração de Jesus. He is a contributor to the forthcoming (2023) edition of At Home With The Word, author of the monograph Your God is a Devouring Fire (CBQMS 57), and contributor to the Paulist Biblical Commentary and to the recently published and fully revised New Jerome Biblical Commentary. In addition to teaching and writing, Fr. Simone served as a priest at Gesu parish in Detroit and St. Leonard’s and St. Cecilia’s parish, both in Boston. He has also served as a chaplain at MCI Cedar Junction Penitentiary and in the VA Maryland Health System. He has given retreats and talks on biblical and spiritual themes to parishes, religious communities, and diocesan gatherings.
From September 2021 – June 2022, Fr. Simone lived in Dublin, Ireland, where he served on the staff of Morningstar Hostel for the Homeless and presided regularly at the Jesuit parish of St. Francis Xavier.