Fr. Denis Robinson, OSB
Appointed by Archabbot
Justin DuVall, OSB, following the recommendation of the School's
Board of Trustees, Fr. Denis Robinson, OSB, became the 14th
president-rector of Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology
on June 1, 2008.
Since 2007, Fr. Denis served as assistant professor of
systematic theology and executive assistant to the president-rector
at Saint Meinrad School of Theology. In 2007, he was named subprior
(third in leadership) of the monastic community.
Fr. Denis was born Sidney Lynn Robinson on August 13, 1962,
in Iuka, Mississippi. He attended Saint Meinrad College and School
of Theology, earning a bachelor's degree in philosophy in 1989 and
a Master of Divinity in 1993.
From 1993-97, he was parochial vicar for the Cathedral of
the Immaculate Conception in Memphis, TN.
He joined the Saint Meinrad monastery on August 6, 1997, and
professed his solemn vows on August 15, 2000.
From 1997-2001, Fr. Denis was director of continuing
education and permanent deacon formation and adjunct instructor in
systematic theology for the School of Theology. He then attended
the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, where he received a
master's degree in theology in 2002, a licentiate in sacred
theology in 2003, and doctorates in sacred theology and philosophy
From 2002-05, Fr. Denis was also a member of the editorial
board of Louvain Studies and coordinator of a faculty research
project, "Orthodoxy: Process and Product."
He is a member of the American Academy of Religion, American
Catholic Historical Association, Venerable John Henry Newman
Association, Catholic Theological Society of America and the
American Benedictine Academy.
Fr. Denis is the author of numerous articles and has
contributed to several theological texts. He is the editor
of Sacerdos in Aeternum: Reflections on the
Priesthood Today and co-editor of Theology and Religious
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