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 (http://www.TheDivineMercy.org).
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 C.S. 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 (http://www.StTherese.ca). 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.
Dr. Stackpole is a member of the Canadian branch of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars. You can find many of his articles in the FCS journal.
He is the author of
Mary: Who She Is and Why She Matters (Marian Press, 2017),
Divine Mercy: A Guide from Genesis to Benedict XVI (Marian Press, 2008), and
Saint Peter Lives In Rome (Marian Press, 2006).