Rev. Louis A. DelFra, C.S.C.

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Contact information

Rev. Louis A. DelFra, C.S.C.

Director of Pastoral Life

Alliance for Catholic Education

124 Corby Hall
University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN 46556

574-631-1798
delfra.2@nd.edu

Degrees

B.A., University of Notre Dame 
M.Div., University of Notre Dame

Educational research interests

Catholic/Christian spirituality, spirituality of Christian educators, teaching theology through literature, ecclesiology

Current educational studies

A Spirituality for Catholic School Principals and Teachers, A Spirituality for Catholic Undergraduates

Select publications

“A Community of Educators” (with Sean McGraw and Timothy R. Scully) in Beyond Alternative Teacher Education: Integrating Teaching, Community, Spirituality, and Leadership, ed. John Watzke, Alliance for Catholic Education Press, 2006, in page proofs.

“Teaching Theology through Literature: A Justification and Proposed Curriculum for Teachers” in Catholic Education: A Journal in Inquiry and Practice, March, 2004 issue, Volume 8, Number 3, pp. 346-374.

“Come and You Will See: Spirituality in ACE” (with Timothy R. Scully) in Teaching Service and Alternative Teacher Education, ed. Michael Pressley, University of Notre Dame Press, 2002, pp. 184-214.

“The Mystical Body of Christ: The Role of the Laity in the Catholic Church in the Theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar,” 2002.

5 Minutes with Christ: Spiritual Nourishment for Busy Teachers (edited with Ann Primus Berends), Ave Maria Press, 2011

Celebrating the Eucharist: A Sacramental Vision (video and workbook), in production and page proofs.

Bio

Rev. Louis A. DelFra, C.S.C., is a Holy Cross priest, ordained in 2004. He directs Biblical Studies for Campus Ministry at the University of Notre Dame, and serves as director of pastoral life for the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) and the ACE Fellowship. Prior to working in Campus Ministry, Father DelFra served at Holy Redeemer Parish and School in Portland, Ore., as associate director for the ACE program, and as a middle school and high school teacher at a Catholic school in Philadelphia. He has received his bachelor's and master’s degrees from the University of Notre Dame, and currently publishes in the fields of religion, literature, teacher education, and spirituality. Father DelFra resides in Dillon Hall on the Notre Dame campus.

Contact Information

delfra Rev. Louis A. DelFra, CSC
Director of Pastoral Life
315 Visitation Hall
574.631.1798
delfra.2@nd.edu

Department/affiliation

Alliance for Catholic Education

Degrees

B.A., University of Notre Dame 
M.Div., University of Notre Dame

Research interests

Theology
Teaching K-12 Religion
Religion and Literature
Spirituality

Select publications

5 Minutes with Wisdom: More Spiritual Nourishment for Busy Teachers, to be published in May, 2016.

5 Minutes with the Saints: Spiritual Nourishment for Busy Teachers, editor and co-author, Ave Maria Press, 2014.

The Eucharist as Sacrament of Love (video), executive producer, Pentavision, January, 2013.

5 Minutes with Christ: Spiritual Nourishment for Busy Teachers, editor and co-author, Ave Maria Press, August, 2011, currently in 3rd printing.

A Teaching Mass (video), executive producer, script author, and co-narrator, Pentavision, January, 2011.

“Teaching Theology through Literature: A Justification and Proposed Curriculum for Teachers” in Catholic Education: A Journal in Inquiry and Practice, March, 2004, Volume 8, Number 3, pp. 346-374.

“Come and You Will See: Spirituality in ACE” (with Timothy R. Scully) in Teaching Service and Alternative Teacher Education, ed. Michael Pressley, Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2002, pp. 184-214.

“A Community of Educators” (with Sean McGraw and Timothy R. Scully) in Beyond Alternative Teacher Education: Integrating Teaching, Community, Spirituality, and Leadership, ed. John Watzke, Notre Dame, Alliance for Catholic Education Press, 2006.
 

Bio

Louis A. DelFra, C.S.C., is a Holy Cross priest, ordained in 2004. He serves on the faculty and as Director of Pastoral Life for the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE). Fr. DelFra served at Holy Redeemer Parish and School in Portland, OR, as Associate Director for the ACE Program, and as a middle school and high school teacher at a Catholic school in Philadelphia. He has received his undergraduate and Master’s degrees from the University of Notre Dame, and currently publishes in the fields of religion, literature, teacher education, and spirituality. Fr. DelFra resides in Keenan Hall on the Notre Dame campus.