Name: Fr. Harry M. Byrne
Phone: (314) 361-4445
Date/Place of Birth: November 19, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois
Universities attended (date, degree): Northern Illinois University, DeKalb IL; Loras College, Dubuque IA; University of South Florida, Tampa FL – 1972 – MA in Education; Dominican House of Studies, River Forest IL – BA; Aquinas Institute of Theology, Dubuque IA –1978 – M.Div., MA; Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis MO – 1986 – DMin.
First vows: December 22, 1974 – St. Rose Priory, Dubuque IA
Ordination: April 8, 1978 – St. Rose Priory, Dubuque IA
1984-present Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology, Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, Missouri; 1979-1980 Instructor in Theology, Aquinas Institute of Theology, Dubuque, Iowa; 1978-1979 Instructor Fenwick High School, Oak Park, IL; 1976-1977 Instructor Clarke College, Dubuque, IA; 1975-1976 Instructor Aquinas Institute of Theology, Dubuque, IA
2011-present Superior, St. Louis Bertrand House, St. Louis, MO.; 2002-2011 Prior, St. Louis Bertrand Priory, St. Louis, MO.; 1989-92 Formation Director, Province of St. Albert the Great, St. Louis, MO.; 1984-89 Prior, St. Dominic Priory, St. Louis, MO.; 1980-83 Promoter of Vocations, Province of St. Albert the Great, Chicago, IL.; 1979-1980 Administrative Assistant. Aquinas Institute of Theology, Dubuque, IA.; 1978-1979 Assistant Chaplain Fenwick High School, Oak Park, IL.; 1978 Spiritual Director, Retreat Director, Presenter on Spiritual Topics; 1975 Youth Minister, Blessed Sacrament Parish, Madison, WI.
Why did you choose to join the Dominicans? Because I wanted to preach and teach as a priest.
Books Authored/Edited: “Preaching and Pastoral Care,” Chapter 11 in, In the Company of Preachers. The Aquinas Institute of Theology Faculty. Collegeville MN: The Liturgical Press, 1993.; “Pastoral Spiritual Guidance: A Dominican Perspective on Spiritual Direction,” Chapter 1 in In Medio Ecclesiae: Essay in Honor of Benedict M. Ashley, O.P. (On the Occasion of his 90th Birthday). Members of the Faculty of Aquinas Institute of Theology, Richard A. Peddicord, O.P., Editor. Bloomington IN: Author House, 2007