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Fr. David Vincent Meconi, S.J., D.Phil. (Oxon.) teaches in the Department of Theological Studies at Saint Louis University; he is also the editor of Homiletic and Pastoral Review. He holds the pontifical license in Patrology from the University of Innsbruck and the D.Phil. in Ecclesiastical History from Oxford University. Most recently he published the Annotated Confessions of Saint Augustine (Ignatius Press, 2012), The One Christ: St. Augustine’s Theology of Deification (Catholic University of America Press, 2013), as well as co-edited (along with Eleonore Stump) the Cambridge Companion to Augustine (2014). He is a former president of the Jesuit Philosophical Association, as well as a Fellow at the Augustinian Institute at Villanova University, and serves on the ecclesiastical board of Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry.

"When we walk without the cross, we are not disciples of the Lord." -Pope Francis