St. Mary's Seminary & University

Rev. Maximilian Maria Jaskowak, O.P.

Instructor of Moral Theology

B.A., Gannon University
M.A., Duquesne University
S.T.B., M.Div., S.T.L., Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception

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Fr. Maximilian Maria Jaskowak, O.P. entered the Order of Friars Preachers in 2016 (Eastern Province, USA), and was ordained a priest of Jesus Christ on May 21, 2022. Upon completion of his license in sacred theology, he joined the faculty at St. Mary’s Seminary & University in the fall of 2023.

Courses Taught (in process)

  • Catholic Social Ethics
  • Medical Ethics
  • Sexuality, Celibacy and Marriage

Service to the Church

  • University Chaplain
  • Preacher for Parish Missions
  • Retreat Master
  • Spiritual Director

Past Academic Presentation(s)

  • March 2024: “The Consolidation of American Seminaries: Continuing the Conversation,” Symposium on Transforming Culture, Benedictine College, Atchison, KS.
  • February 2024: “St. Thomas Aquinas and the Art of Celebrating the Roman Liturgy,” Aquinas Conference, Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, FL.
  • November 2023: “An Unnecessary Mystery Revisited: The Influence of Christian Personalism on the Theology of Vocation,” De Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture Conference, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN.

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Recommended Reading

  • De Montfort, Louis-Marie. The Love of Eternal Wisdom. Translated by A. Somers, S.M.M. Revised Edition. Bayshore, NY: Montfort Publications, 1960.
  • Martínez, Luis M. Only Jesus. Translated by Sister Mary St. Daniel, B.V.M. New York: B. Herder Book Co., 1962; reprint: Providence, RI: Cluny Press, 2020.
  • Martínez, Luis M. The Sanctifier. Translated by Sister M. Aquinas, O.S.U. Second Edition. Boston: Pauline Books & Media, 2003.
  • Thérèse of Lisieux. Her Last Conversations. Translated by John Clarke, O.C.D. Washington, DC: ICS Publications, 1977.

Abba Lot went to see Abba Joseph and said to him, “Abba, as far as I can I say my little office, I fast a little, I pray and meditate, I live in peace and as far as I can, I purify my thoughts. What else can I do?” Then the old man stood up and stretched his hands towards heaven. His fingers became like ten lamps of fire and he said to him, “If you will, you can become all flame.” The Sayings of the Desert Fathers, 103