Rev. Shayne Craig, PSS

Systematic Theology

Moral, Spiritual, Pastoral Theology

Title: Formation Team Member, St. Joseph Seminary

Office: St. Joseph Seminary
Phone: 780.392.2445 ext. 2313


S.T.L. (Dogmatic Theology) Pontifical Gregorian University, Roma (2005)
M.Div. Newman Theological College (1991)
B.A. University of Victoria (1986)


Dogmatic Theology (Ecclesiology and Mariology of Von Balthasar; Christology; Theological Anthropology)

Academic Interests

My major theological mentor is Hans Urs von Balthasar, and continue to follow the critical work on his thought. I love the study of Catholic history and culture, particularly early Church and medieval history, as well as the history of the French school of spirituality, particularly the work of Cardinal Berulle and Jean-Jacques Olier. I have a great love of literature: Charles Peguy, Georges Bernanos, Paul Claudel, Julien Green, Flannery O’connor, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Shakespeare - and read as well as follow the critical literature on them. I am interested in icon painting and stained glass, as a hobby.

Previous Appointments

Academic Senate Member
President of NTC
Chair of Pastoral Department

Courses Taught

MPS 130 Theology of Ministry
MPS 233 Practice of Ministry
SYT 212 Reconciliation & the Pastoral Care of the Sick & Dying
STP 463 Theology of Ministry
STP 464 Practice of Ministry
STD 545 Reconciliation & the Pastoral Care of the Sick & Dying

Publications and Presentations

Mary Immaculate: Two Visions of the Church, Pontifical Gregorian University, 2015
The Light of Christ: The Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the Church in our Time, B.C. and Yukon State Council of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 2013.
The Origins of the French School of Spirituality, Presentation to the Sisters of Evron and Associates, 2007
The Mysteries of Light, Annual meeting of the CWL, Province of Alberta, 2003.
Various Parish Missions, annually 2000 to 2016


The Society of St. Sulpice (1998)