Associates & Staff

Dr. Robert Stackpole, STD

An American by birth, Robert Stackpole earned a B.A. in History from Williams College in Massachusetts in 1982, and a Masters degree in Theology from Oxford University in England in 1988. Robert was an ordained Anglican pastor before becoming a Catholic in 1994. After his conversion, he married a Catholic Canadian, and they went to Rome together, where Robert obtained a Doctorate in Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (the “Angelicum”) in 2000.

Upon returning to North America, in 1997 he began work as the Research Director, and later Director, of the John Paul II Institute of Divine Mercy based in Stockbridge Massachusetts, a position he continues to hold. In that capacity, he has been a speaker at many conferences, and the author and editor of numerous journal articles and books on the Divine Mercy message and devotion, including Divine Mercy, A Guide From Genesis To Benedict XVI (Marian Press, 2009). He regularly contributes articles to the official Divine Mercy website (

Robert has a special academic interest in ecumenical dialogue with Evangelical Christians, an interest that grew during his 10-years of teaching Theology to undergraduates at Redeemer Pacific College (Trinity Western University) in Langley, BC. Robert also enjoys reading and writing about the works of CS Lewis, and describes himself as an incurable “Narniac.” Since 2012, Robert hails from St. Therese Institute in Bruno, SK where he is the Assistant Director of Formation ( During breaks in the school year, Robert is usually found in Poland where his wife and teen-aged daughter, Katherine and Christina, presently live and care for Katherine’s father.



1995-2000 The Angelicum, Rome.    Doctorate in Sacred Theology (STD)

1988-1989 St. Stephen’s House, Oxford. Finished ministerial training

1985-1987 Oriel College, Oxford University. Master of Letters in Theology

1983-1984 Church Divinity School of
  the Pacific, Berkeley, California. Certificate in Theological Studies

1977-1981 Williams College, Williamstown, B.A. in History

1972-1977 Polytechnic Preparatory Graduated with Honors
  Country Day School, Brooklyn,
  New York.


2012-present Instructor and Assistant Director of Formation, St, Therese Institute of Faith and Mission
2002-2012:  Associate Professor of Theology, Academic Coordinator
  Redeemer Pacific College
  Langley, BC, Canada; see website at
  Undergraduate courses taught include: Catholic Spirituality, History
  of Western Philosophy, The Christian Apologetics of C.S. Lewis,
  Introduction to Theology, New Testament Theology, Christology,
  Christian Theology in Ecumenical Dialogue, Christian Moral
  Theology, Theology of Thomas Aquinas and John Paul II.

2000-present: Director, John Paul II Institute of Divine Mercy (work from home),
  named Director in August, 2000; author of weekly Q&A web-column
  and the first study of Christology in the light of St. Faustina’s
writings to appear in English; creator of first online course in Divine Mercy Theology and Spiritualitylecturer in Theology and Spirituality at the Dominican House of Studies, Washington, D.C., and Redeemer Pacific College, B.C., Canada; see website:

1997-2000:  Research Director (work from home in Canada)
  John Paul II Institute of Divine Mercy, Stockbridge, Massachusetts,
  USA, Editor of the first scholarly work in English on the Divine
  Mercy message and devotion; organized symposia and seminars.

1996-1997:  Director of Studies
  Pacific Institute of Philosophy, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1994:  Converted to the Catholic faith

1992-1993:  Pastor, Parish of St. Peter and St. Paul
  with St. Michael’s, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
  Rector of two small Anglican parishes

1990-1992:  Curate, Kettering Parish, Church of England
  Kettering, England
  Weekly preaching and sacramental duties, hospital and school
  chaplaincy (I and II forms), compass youth clubs, confirmation

1988-1989:  Pastoral placement
  Care of the elderly
  East Oxford, England

1985:  Moved to England for post-graduate study at Oxford

1978-1985:  Summer Camp counselor
  Camp Dudley, Westport, New York
  10 and 11 year olds, coaching all sports, including basketball,
  football, baseball and other team games

1983-1984:  Pastoral Placement
  Establishing an Anglican Chaplaincy to the University of Santa Cruz

1982-1983:  Teacher, the Hoosac School
  Hoosac, New York
  English and History, 1st form

1981-1982:  Teacher, St. Columba R.C.
  New York, N.Y.
  Primary and middle school
  All subjects, 1st form

1981:  Steering Committee
  Inter-varsity Christian Fellowship, planning the year’s program and
  Preaching, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA



Robert Stackpole, Ed., Divine Mercy: The Heart of the Gospel. Stockbridge: Marian Press, 1999.

Robert Stackpole, Jesus, Mercy Incarnate. Stockbridge: Marian Press, 2000.

Robert Stackpole, Ed., Pillars of Fire in My Soul: The Spirituality of St. Faustina. Stockbridge: Marian Press, 2003.

Robert Stackpole, Saint Peter Lives in Rome. Stockbridge: Marian Press, 2nd revised edition, 2006.

Robert Stackpole, Divine Mercy: A Guide from Genesis to Benedict XVI. Stockbridge: Marian Press, 2nd revised edition, 2009.
Online and DVD Course

Divine Mercy Essentials: an in-depth course on the Theology and Spirituality of Devotion to The Divine Mercy. Stockbridge: Marian Press, 2013, 10 DVD set.

Journal Articles

“Assessing the Anglican-Roman Catholic Divide: a Roman Perspective” in Crux, Vol. 33, No. 2, June, 1997.

“The Divine Mercy” in Spirituality, Dominican Publications, Jan/Feb., n. 34, and March/April, n. 35, 2001.

“The Image of the Divine Mercy” in Homiletic and Pastoral Review, Vol. 101, No. 8, May, 2001.

“A Sign for the New Millennium” in Lay Witness, March/April, 2002.

“Divine Mercy Sunday” in Homiletic and Pastoral Review, Vol. 105, No. 6, March, 2005.

“Divine Mercy Sunday, The Pope and St. Faustina” in Catholic Insight, April, 2006.

“The Mysticism of C.S. Lewis” in Fideles, Vol. 1, 2006.

“The Place of Reason in Theology” in Fideles, Vol. 2, 2007.

“The Promise and Perils of Historical Jesus Research” in Fideles, Vol.. 3, 2008.

“Longing for God: The Secret of the Human Heart” in Fideles, Vol. 5, 2010.

“Gospel Lite” in Fideles, vol. 6, 2011

Note: I am a member of the Canadian branch of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars. The list of articles above does not include articles published in the FCS Journal.

Associates & Staff

Dr. Scott Hahn
Founder and President and Chairman of the Board
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
Episcopal Advisor
Senior Fellows Father Thomas Acklin, O.S.B Dr. Joseph C. Atkinson Dr. Christopher Baglow Dr. William Bales Dr. Michael Barber Father Robert Barron Dr. John Bergsma Dr. Richard Bulzacchelli Dr. Matthew Bunson Dr. Aaron Canty Dr. Sebastian Carnazzo Father John S. Custer Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio Dr. Vincent DeMeo Father Jeremy Driscoll, O.S.B. Dr. David Fagerberg Dr. Lawrence Feingold Father Pablo Gadenz Father Michael Giesler Dr. Gregory Yuri Glazov Dr. Timothy Gray Dr. Mary Healy Dr. Stephen Hildebrand Dr. Jeremy Holmes Dr. Kenneth Howell Dr. Leroy Huizenga Dr. Andrew Jones Dr. Daniel A. Keating Father William Kurz, S.J. Father Thomas Lane Dr. Taylor Marshall Dr. Timothy Milinovich Dr. Robert P. Miller Dr. Jeffrey Morrow Dr. Ian Murphy Monsignor A. Robert Nusca Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J. Dr. James L. Papandrea Dr. Brant Pitre Fr. Jospeh Poggemeyer Dr. Thomas Scheck Dr. Nathanael E. Schmiedicke Dr. James Shelton Dr. Daniel G. Van Slyke Dr. Steven C. Smith Dr. Edward Sri Dr. Robert Stackpole, STD Father Kris Stubna Dr. Andrew Swafford Dr. Michel Therrien Dr. Andre Villeneuve Dr. Benjamin Wiker Dr. Peter Williamson Dr. Carol Younger