Fr. Dennis E. Tamburello, O.F.M.
Fr. Dennis E. Tamburello, O.F.M., a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., entered the Franciscan Order in 1975, made his first profession on June 12, 1976, and was ordained to the priesthood on May 10, 1980. A 1975 Siena graduate, he holds a Ph.D. in Historical Theology from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago and is a Professor in the Religious Studies Department.
Fr. Dennis has written three books: Bernard of Clairvaux: Essential Writings, Union with Christ: John Calvin and the Mysticism of St. Bernard, and Ordinary Mysticism. From 2003-2010 he represented the National Conference of Catholic Bishops in the dialogue with the Reformed churches in the U.S.A. He now serves the USCCB as a presenter in the ADL Bearing Witness Program.
Dennis is Friar in Residence in the New Residence Hall, plays in a Christian rock band, 24/Seven, and unofficially serves as one of the friary's technological gurus. He also works as a prison chaplain at Mount McGregor Correctional Facility in Wilton, NY. His favorite pastimes are music, films, and photography.