The monastic community of Saint Vincent Archabbey will celebrate the feast of the Transitus of Saint Benedict at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 with Mass in the Archabbey Basilica. Providing an address at the Mass will be Dr. Timothy Patrick O’Malley II, director of education at the McGrath Institute for Church Life and academic director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy. He holds a concurrent appointment in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame.
Dr. O’Malley is the author of a numer of books, most recently Off the Hook: God, Love, Dating, and Marriage in a Hookup World (Ave Maria Press, 2018) and Lift Up Your Hearts: Liturgical Formation in the RCIA (Liturgical Press, 2019). He is currently working on a multi-volume work on the history of liturgical formation beginning with St. Augustine. He researches and teaches at Notre Dame in the areas of liturgical-sacramental theology, marriage and family, catechesis, and spirituality.
He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame majoring in theology and philosophy. His M.T.S. is in liturgical studies also from the University of Notre Dame. And he completed a doctorate at Boston College in theology and education, focusing on an Augustinian approach to liturgical formation.
Dr. O’Malley, a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, is married and has two children.