Liturgical Institute Announces New Director of Intellectual Formation

Posted on September 3, 2020

Dr. Kevin Magas, BA, Theology and English, Lewis University; MTS, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame; has been appointed as assistant professor in the department of dogmatic theology for the University of Saint Mary of the Lake and the director of intellectual formation for the Liturgical Institute.

The Liturgical Institute was established in the year 2000 by His Eminence Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago, in order to prepare Catholics for a “new era in liturgical renewal.” It serves a diverse international student population of laity, religious and clergy. Monsignor M. Francis Mannion served as its founding director, and established the sacramental foundation for the program that it enjoys today. The Liturgical Institute prepares its students in a context of prayer and scholarship with the Church’s future priests, deacons, pastors and ministers to bring solid theological knowledge, critical reasoning and practical skills to bear on the challenges opened by the exciting phase of liturgical renewal emerging in recent years.

The Liturgical Institute is part of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, the theological school of the Archdiocese of Chicago, which also includes Mundelein Seminary, the Pontifical Faculty of Theology, the Institute for Diaconal Studies, the Institute for Pastoral Leadership and the Instituto de Liderazgo Pastoral.