Five Things Every Catholic Should Know

A Conversation with Fr. Ambrose and Fr. Sebastian

Let's get right to the heart of the matter! Watch this live (and lively!) conversation with Fr. Ambrose and Fr. Sebastian as they explore some fundamental facts about the Faith.
(This webinar was pre-recorded.)


Fr. Ambrose Criste, O.Praem., S.T.L.

Fr. Ambrose Criste is a Norbertine Canon at St. Michael's Abbey. He grew up in Colorado and graduated from Colorado College with a degree in Classics/ History/ Politics. He won the Rhodes Scholarship and began a graduate degree at Oxford University before answering God's call to religious life and the priesthood. He entered the monastery in 2000, made solemn profession in 2006, and was ordained a priest in 2008. He finished his priestly studies in Rome with pontifical degrees from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (the Angelicum) and the Pontifical Gregorian University. Over the last 13 years he has served in various roles, including vocations director, novice master, and director of formation for his abbey community.

Fr. Sebastian Walshe, O.Praem.

Originally from Pasadena, Fr. Sebastian Walshe is a Norbertine Canon at St. Michael's Abbey where he is a professor of philosophy for the seminary program.  After completing his studies at Thomas Aquinas College in California, he continued studies at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., receiving a license in Philosophy.  Later, he attended the Pontifical University of St. Thomas at Rome (the Angelicum) where he received a Masters in Sacred Theology and a Doctorate in Philosophy.  His thesis was entitled: "The Primacy of the Common Good as the Root of Personal Dignity in the Doctrine of St. Thomas Aquinas." From 2003-2005, Fr. Sebastian was also a visiting professor in the Philosophy Department at the Angelicum.

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