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Expert on St. Teresa of Avila holds endowed chair at Creighton

Apr 11, 2022
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Cindy Murphy McMahon, BA’74
The Rev. Andre Brouillette, SJ

The Rev. André Brouillette, SJ, associate professor of systematic and spiritual theology, is the newest holder of the Anna and Donald Waite Chair in Jesuit Education, which was established at Creighton in 2011.

Fr. Brouillette is a native of Quebec, Canada. He joined the Society of Jesus in Montreal and earned graduate degrees in philosophy, history and theology in Europe and North America. He taught philosophy and Church history for two years in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and has been a visiting scholar at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, Spain.

An expert on St. Teresa of Avila, Fr. Brouillette specializes in 16th and 17th century spiritual theology and history, as well as the systematic theological issues of pneumatology and soteriology. He is the general editor of the Classics of Western Spirituality (Paulist Press).

The English translation of his first book was published by Paulist Press under the title Teresa of Avila, the Holy Spirit, and the Place of Salvation.

The Waite Chair was established by Donald Waite, BSC’54, and his wife, Anna, to augment the Jesuit presence on the Creighton campus. The Waite Chair sponsors visiting Jesuits who pursue writing, research and teaching on law, philosophy, business ethics, health care and more, opening doors for learning across international borders and cultural divides.