A good friend returns to visit the Catholic Vitamins Podcast. He is Dr. ANTHONY LILLES and our topic is THEOLOGY. The basics of theology for us everyday Catholics who want to know what this discipline is all about. Dr. Lilles was one of our professors when (some 20 years ago) we were in the diaconate formation classes at the St. John Vianney Seminary in the Archdiocese of Denver. Not only was Dr. Lilles a professor for us, he was also a religious formation leader at different times for us men and for our spouses. And he was a personal formator as well. A good and holy man, and one to speak of the Amazing gift of Theology in the Catholic Church.
Anthony Lilles, S.T.D. has served the Church and assisted in the formation of clergy since 1994. He previously served in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles as Academic Dean of St. John’s Seminary, associate professor of theology and Academic Advisor of Juan Diego House. The son of a California farmer, married with young adult children, he holds a BA in theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville with both the ecclesiastical licentiate and doctorate in spiritual theology from the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome (the Angelicum). He was a founding faculty member of Saint John Vianney Seminary in Denver where he also served as academic dean, department chair, director of liturgy and coordinator of spiritual formation for the permanent deacon program. He has recently published Hidden Mountain Secret Garden, Omaha: Discerning Hearts (2012) and co-authored with Dan Burke 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Steubenville, OH: Emmaus Road (2015). He blogs at www.beginningtopray.com and www.rcspirtualdirection.com.