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Behold, I am with you always.

Jesus (Mt 28:20)

You are not alone.

Come & Journey with us together!

Meet the LUX IN TENEBRIS TEAM - Here to accompany you on this journey - this great adventure in God!

Monsignor Stephen Doktorczyk, JCD 
Spiritual Advisor & Chaplain

Monsignor Stephen Doktorczyk, JCD is a priest of the Diocese of Orange, California, a canon lawyer, and Co-founder and Spiritual Director of the Foundation of Prayer for Priests. Ordained to the priesthood in 2005, Msgr. Doktorczyk worked in the grocery business and human resources prior to entering seminary, earning a Master of Business Administration from California State University, Long Beach, in 1998. While in formation for the priesthood, he earned a Bachelor's degree in Sacred Theology in 2004 from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome and a Licenciate in Canon Law from the  Pontifical Gregorian University, also in Rome, in 2007. He served as parochial vicar at St. Joachim Church in Costa Mesa from 2007-2011 and concurrently as Adjutant Judicial Vicar. From 2011 to 2016 Msgr. Doktorczyk was an official at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Vatican City and Adjunct Spiritual Director at the Pontifical North American College, also in Rome. In 2016, Msgr. Doktorczyk earned his doctorate in canon law from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He served as Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia for the Diocese of Orange, until June 2022 and currently is Vicar General and pastor of Saint Martin de Porres Church in Yorba Linda, CA.

Dr B Christina Pal, BS, STB, MA, STL, STD

Director of Theology & Senior Lecturer

Dr Christina Pal is the Founding Director of Lux in Tenebris. She specialises in Systematic Theology & Biblical Theology – keeping Scripture & Dogma together. She encourages a Canonical approach to the reading of Sacred Scripture, and a Catholic understanding of Divine revelation and the organic development of dogma.  Teaching Sacred Theology with a hermeneutic of continuity in a manner that is both rooted in Scripture and Tradition, and expressed in a language that is accessible for the 21st century student, Dr Pal’s courses equip students to be critical thinkers, to make appropriate distinctions, and to use everything (from every source) to promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the fullness of the faith.

Dr Pal is a senior lecturer for Lux in Tenebris and Claritas Spiritual Theology, a senior lecturer & module convener for the Mater Ecclesiae Pontifical College and St Mary's University Twickenham, an adjunct  lecturer for Oscott College (Seminary), and an adjunct lecturer for Maryvale Institute. Dr Pal studied theology at the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome, where she earned the Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology as well as an M.A. with specialisation in Thomistic Studies, a Licentiate in Sacred Theology with specialisation in Dogma, and the Doctorate in Sacred Theology. She has been an Adjunct Professor for the Augustine Institute and for Christendom College’s Rome Program, as well as Adjunct Professor of Theology for the Institute for Continuing Theological Education and Priestly Formation at the Pontifical North American College in Rome.  She was Senior Academic Tutor for the School of the Annunciation at Buckfast Abbey and Senior Lecturer for the Academy of the Annunciation in Bournemouth.

Dr Denise Clare Oliver, STB, MA, STL, STD
Director of Spiritual Theology & Senior Lecturer
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Dr Denise Clare Oliver was Professor of Spiritual Theology at the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome, invited lecturer for the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, Director of Theology at the School of the Annunciation, lecturer for the Academy of the Annunciation, and Adjunct Professor of Theology for the Institute for Continuing Theological Education and Priestly Formation at the Pontifical North American College, Rome. She is Founding Director of Claritas Spiritual Theology and presently teaches for Oscott College (Seminary),  Claritas Spiritual Theology, and Lux in Tenebris. Dr Oliver also offers ongoing clergy formation and retreats.

 

Education

  • Doctorate in Sacred Theology, Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas, (Angelicum) Rome.

  • Licentiate in Sacred Theology (Specialisation: Spiritual Theology), Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas, (Angelicum) Rome.

  •  Masters of Arts in Sacred Theology (Specialisation: Thomistic Studies) Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas, (Angelicum) Rome.

  •  Sacred Theology Baccalaureate, Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas, (Angelicum) Rome.

  •  Philosophy,  Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas, (Angelicum)Rome.

The Lux Prayer Team

Here at Lux in Tenebris, we have a dedicated prayer team - praying for our mission, and praying for you!

In a particular way, we are praying each day for anyone doing the Lux Challenge.

May the Light of Christ transform our minds and hearts as we journey together toward the eternal bliss of heaven.

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