2021 Fall Dehon Lecture


The Sacred Heart and Divine Mercy

A comparison and contrast between these two streams of spirituality in the life of the Church


Dr. Robert Stackpole, STD

Wednesday, September 29, 2021


Register to join us virtually!

9:00 am School Mass
10:30 am Lecture
11:30 am Personal Reflection
11:45 am Angelus
1:15 pm Respondent
1:45 pm Presenter Final Remarks
2:00 pm Q&A with Presenter and Responder
2:30 pm President-Rector Conclusion and Prayer

To watch the lecture, click below:

Part 1: https://youtu.be/ibJI98ybQX4

Part 2: https://youtu.be/hRF4cFHIXNQ

Robert Stackpole, STD, Lecturer

Robert Stackpole has B.A. in History, Williams College, Massachusetts in 1982; a Master of Letters in Theology, Oxford University, England in 1988, and was an ordained Anglican priest in 1991 before becoming a Roman Catholic in 1994. He later obtained a Doctorate in Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome (the “Angelicum”) in 2000.

In 1997 Robert began work as the Research Director, and in 2000 Director, of the John Paul II Institute of Divine Mercy based in Stockbridge Massachusetts. In that capacity, he has been a speaker at many conferences, and the author and editor of numerous journal articles, web articles and books on the Catholic Faith and the Divine Mercy message and devotion, including Jesus, Mercy Incarnate (Marian Press, 2000), Divine Mercy, A Guide From Genesis To Benedict XVI (Marian Press, 2009), Mary: Who She is and Why She Matters (Marian Press, 2016), The Incarnation: Rediscovering Kenotic Christology (The Chartwell Press, 2019), and Divine Mercy and Divine Justice (The Chartwell Press, 2020). He often contributes feature articles to the official Divine Mercy website (www.TheDivineMercy.org).

Robert is married and he and his wife Katherine have one child, their daughter Christina, a graduate of McGill University in Montreal. He is also a huge fan of C.S. Lewis, and as a result has been called by his daughter a true “Narniac”!

David F. Schimmel, M.Div., M.A., Respondent

David F. Schimmel was a vowed member of the Priests of the Sacred Heart from 1969-1996.  He received a M.Div., cum laude, from Sacred Heart School of Theology in 1980, and a M.A. in Spirituality from Catholic Theological Union in 1987.  He served as a formation director with the Priests of the Sacred Heart for nine years.  During that time and thereafter, his ministry included preached and directed retreats, spiritual direction, and adult faith formation.  He served on the faculty and then as Co-Director of the Institute for Spiritual Leadership, a training program for spiritual directors, for twelve years.  For six years preceding his formal retirement last October, David served as the Director of Dehonian Associates.