Fr. Luke Dysinger, O.S.B.


Moral Theology

Church History


 Work phone:  Seminary: 805 482 2755 ext 1057.
      Abbey: 661 944-2178 ext 139.
 Office Location:  St. Katherine's Hall, 301
 Office hours:  Tuesday-Friday mornings by e-mail appointment.

Fr.LUKE Dysinger, O.S.B. has been a member of the Benedictine monastic community at Saint Andrew's Abbey Valyermo, California, since May, 1980. He has served in the past as novicemaster, juniormaster, and prior; he is presently librarian and choirmaster. He teaches patristics, the history of Christian spirituality, bioethics, and human sexuality at Saint John's Seminary in Camarillo, California. He teaches monastic formation and monastic spirituality at the School of Theology of Saint John's Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota.

Prior to joining the monastery he trained as a physician, graduating from the University of Southern California School of Medicine in 1978, and completing his residency in family practice in 1981. He serves as chair of the bioethics committee at the Antelope Valley Hospital Medical Center in Lancaster, California, where he is a member of the medical staff. He has served in the past as a fellow of the Loyola University Bioethics Institute and bioethics consultant to St. Vincent's Hospital in Los Angeles.  He is currently a bioethics consultant for St. Francis Hospital in Lynnwood.

He studied theology in Oxford, completing his studies for ordination in 1985 and his D.Phil. in patristics in 2000. He has published a translation of the Rule of Benedict, as well as articles on Evagrius Ponticus, lectio divina, and other subjects in monastic spirituality. His book Psalmody and Prayer in the Writings of Evagrius Ponticus is published by Oxford University Press..


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