Fr. Seraphim Beshoner, T. O. R.
Adjunct Instructor of Church History
B.A., Rockhurst University
M.Div., Washington Theological Union
M.A., University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Fr. Seraphim Beshoner is a friar of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis of Penance, serving as director of post-novitiate formation and local minister. He has completed degrees at Rockhurst University and the University of Notre Dame, specializing in modern Russian religious and intellectual history. His dissertation Ivan Sergeevich Gagarin: The Search for Orthodox and Catholic Union was published by University of Notre Dame Press in 2002.
Fr. Seraphim has taught a variety of courses in European history at East Carolina University as a Visiting Professor and at the Franciscan University of Steubenville as an Assistant Professor for seven years. His present areas of interest are Russian Catholicism and the cultural understanding of St. Francis of Assisi in Russia.