Fr. Luke Buckles, OP
BA, (psychology and anthropology) University of California at San Diego; MDiv, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology; MA, Graduate Theological Union; STL, STD, Pontifical University of St. Thomas, Rome
Fr. Luke assists his students to develop an appreciation of their own individual and particular ways to follow Christ, whether it is to serve in the church as lay or ordained ministers. His interest lies in Roman Catholic spirituality, for the religious, lay and priest, showing the intersection between spirituality and daily life. That the outcome of a life of prayer and receiving the sacraments should lead to a greater awareness of God’s presence and a greater practice of charity and justice, so we can speak about a lived theology. Fr. Luke evokes several teaching styles: lecture, practicum and student reflection, to deepen his students’ knowledge of theology, growth in faith and awareness in Christ.