Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church


Fr. Christian Raab, OSB


Head shot of Fr. Christian Raab, OSBDepartment: Systematic Theology
Title: Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology

Education History

  • STD (The Catholic University of America, 2015)
  • STL (The Catholic University of America, 2013)
  • MDiv (Saint Meinrad School of Theology, 2009)
  • MA (Loyola University, Chicago, 2003)
  • BA (Indiana University, 1997)


Fr. Christian Raab hails originally from Michigan City, IN. After graduating from Indiana University with a degree in history and religious studies, he taught history and theology at St. Benedict High School in Chicago, IL.

During this time, he earned an MA degree from Loyola University in pastoral studies with a concentration in religious education. He entered Saint Meinrad Archabbey in 2003, professed first vows in 2005, and solemn vows in 2008, and was ordained to the priesthood in 2009.

From 2009-2014, he lived and studied at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, where he also served as a priest-in-residence at Flather Hall through CUA's office of campus ministry. His primary area of research is in the area of the theology of vocations and states of life, and his dissertation concerns the ecclesial mission of religious order priests.

Although his graduate work was in systematic theology, he is also interested in sacramental theology and spirituality. With Fr. Harry Hagan, OSB, he is the co-editor of The Tradition of Catholic Prayer (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2007).

In addition to duties on the seminary faculty and formation staff, Fr. Christian is coordinator of the "One Bread, One Cup" College Ministry Internship Program. He has extensive experience in high school and university campus ministry and loves working with young people. In his spare time, he likes to read, play guitar, travel, and the outdoors.