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Rev. Samuel Weber, OSB

Professor of Dogmatics


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B.A. (Classics/Philosophy) - Saint Meinrad College

M.A. (Greek and Latin Literature and Ancient Art and Archaeology) - University of Colorado

S.T.L. (Monastic/Patristic Studies, Liturgy) – Pontifical Athenaeum 'St. Anselm' Rome; Pontifical Liturigcal Institute 'Saint Anselm' Rome

M.Div. – Saint Meinrad School of Theology

Academic Interests

Monastic/Patristic Theology; Spirituality; Greek and Latin Classics; Ancient Art and Archaeology

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Fr. Samuel F. Weber, O.S.B. is originally from Chicago.  He earned a B.A. and M.Div. at Saint Meinrad Seminary, St. Meinrad, IN, and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical Athenaeum and the Pontifical Liturgical Institute 'Saint Anselm', Rome with studies in monastic/patristic studies and sacred liturgy, with emphasis on the Holy Rule of Saint Benedict and the Divine Office.

Fr. Samuel is a professed monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meirnad, IN, a Benedictine monastery of the Swiss-American Congregation.

Fr. Samuel's interests are in monastic/patristic theology, spirituality, and Greek and Latin classics, as well as ancient art and archaeology.  He has served as a seminary professor for forty-three years.  His primary responsibilities at the present time are with the Benedict XVI Institute for Divine Worship and Sacred Music, Archdiocese of San Francisco.

For twenty years Fr. Samuel was on the faculty of Saint Meinrad School of Theology and Saint Meinrad College.  He was a founding member of the Wake Forest University Divinity School, Winston-Salem, NC, where he taught for nine years.  In addition, he has taught in the Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, The Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, KY, and the Disciples of Christ Seminary, Lexington, KY.  In addition to teaching, his ecumenical involvement has included lecturing and writing for The Upper Room (Methodist) and The Presbyterian Board of Worship.

In the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, Fr. Samuel headed the Institute of Sacred Music and was on the faculty of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.

Fr. Samuel has served as an advisor for ICEL (The International Committee on English in the Liturgy), the new translation of the Roman Missal.  For four summers he was a teacher at The Liturgical Institute, Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein, IL, and for one summer at Christendom College, Front Royal, VA, where he was also director of liturgical music.  He is an experienced retreat director in the areas of liturgy, spirituality, marriage and family living, and ecumenism.

Fr. Samuel's publications include (Ignatius Press) The Propers of the Mass for Sundays and SolemnitiesThe Pew Missal, and Compline.  In addition, he has composed the chants for The Propers of the Mass for Weekdays of the Temporal Cycle.  He is the editor of The Hymnal for the Hours.  His most recent publications include The Saint Patrick Gradual and the Saint Patrick Antiphonary.  At the present time he is preparing the organ accompaniments for the Liber Hymnarius, and composing the Ignatius Press Pew Missal in Spanish.  He has authored numerous articles and publications, and was a guest speaker at the Fota Conference on the Sacred Liturgy, Cork City, Ireland.

Selected Publications

In 2016, the Bishops Conference of Japan commissioned a project to write all the organ accompaniments for the LIBER HYMNALIS, the Latin hymnal for the Hours. Completed, May, 2020. 

For the Propers of the Mass, bound books and complete organ accompaniments and choir parts were completed in May 2021 for volumes: 

  • IlI. SANCTORAL CYCLE. Proper and Common of Saints

The Office of Compline (English and Latin Edition).  (Ignatius Press, 2010).

Hymnal for the Hours, 2nd ed. (Lulu Press 2014).

The Proper of the Mass for Sundays and Solemnities.  (Ignatius Press, 2015).

The Ignatius Pew Missal.  (Ignatius Press, 2017).

The Proper of the Mass, vol 2: Weekdays of the Temporal Cycle.  (Ignatius Press, 2017).