Father Thomas Acklin, a Benedictine monk, first professed vows in 1976 at Saint Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He was ordained a priest in 1980 and studied theology and psychology of religion at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium, where he earned the STD (Doctor of Sacred Theology). He undertook psychoanalytic training at the Belgian School of Psychoanalysis and graduated from the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Institute.
Father Acklin then served as master of junior-professed monks for four years and as president-rector of Saint Vincent Seminary for twelve years. He is a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Society and Foundation, the American Psychoanalytic Association, and the International Psychoanalytic Association. He is certified in the psychoanalysis of adults by the International Board of Accreditation and Certification in psychoanalysis and the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. Currently, Father Acklin is professor of theology and psychology at Saint Vincent College and Saint Vincent Seminary, where he has taught since 1976, and is a faculty member of the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Institute and Foundation.
Emmaus Road Books:
The Unchanging Heart of the Priesthood
The Passion of the Lamb: God's Love Poured Out in Jesus (Servant Publications, 2006)