Ms. Kelly Anderson, Ph.D. (Candidate), S.S.L., S.T.B., M.A.
Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. (2008- )
Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, Italy (2003-2008)
Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy (1997-2001)
St. Joseph's Seminary, Dunwoodie, NY (1993-1996)
Iona College, New Rochelle, NY (1989-1992)
Current Research: The Emotions of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark
Rome: Editrice Pontificia Università Gregoriana, 2005. Published in English as “Because I am Meek and Humble in Heart (Matt 11:29)” An Exegetical and Theological Study on the Humility of the Messiah according to Matthew: The Christological Dimension and its Ecclesiastical Implications. Quezon City: Claretian Publications, 2013.
“The Liturgy of the Hours as an Effective Means for Teaching the Book of Psalms.” In Verbum Domini
and the Complementarily of Exegesis and Theology, edited by Scott Carl, 151–162. Grand Rapids:
with Daniel Keating, James, 1–3 John. Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic,
“Introduction to the Catholic Epistles.” In The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2019.
“The Father of Proverbs 1–9: A Spiritual Father for Seminary Professors.” Presented for the Monsignor Jerome D. Quinn Institute of Biblical Studies at The Saint Paul Seminary in Minnesota in June 2015. To be published in 2020.
Retreat for Directors of Religious Education for the Diocese of Mobile, Alabama: “Jesus Christ as the Fulfillment of the Suffering Servant Songs of Isaiah” July 27–29, 2013, Diocese of Mobile, AL.
Select Conferences and Presentations since 2010:
“The Eucharist: The Manifestation of the Father’s Love,” Legatus Philadelphia Chapter, Overbrook Golf
Club, July 9, 2019.
“Introduction to Sacred Scripture,” for a Catechetical Conference sponsored by the Ukrainian Catholic
Archeparchy, Philadelphia, May 20, 2019.
“The Violence of God in the Old Testament and Sacred Space,” for the Priests of Philadelphia, Saint Joseph’s
Oratory, Philadelphia, October 29, 2018.
“Introduction to the Old Testament,” Two conferences for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Permanent Deaconate
Candidates, Saint Charles Borromeo, Wynnewood, PA, presented annually from 2017– present.
“Introduction to Lectio Divina,” for RCIA, Saint John the Baptist Parish, Philadelphia, PA, presented annually from
2017 – present.
“God in the Old Testament: Kind or Cruel,” for the Men and Women Clubs of Saint Peter and Paul Parish,
Westchester, PA, December 4, 2017.
“The Tears and Anger of Jesus: John 11,” for Theology on Tap for Mother Boniface Spirituality Center,
Philadelphia, PA, October 2, 2017.
“The Gospel of John,” a three part series for Fire of Faith Young Adult Group, Mother Boniface Spirituality Center,
Philadelphia, PA, August, 2017.
“The Psalms in Light of the Life, Death and Passion of Jesus Christ,” a three part series for Saint John Chrysostom
Parish, Philadelphia, PA, February–March, 2017.
“God is not a Taskmaster: The purpose and beauty of God’s commandments,” for Theology on Tap for Saint John
the Baptist Parish, Philadelphia, PA, February 12, 2017.
“Holiness: the only tragedy is not becoming a saint,” for Theology on Tap, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary,
October 28, 2016. Repeated for Christ Life Series, Saint John the Baptist, Philadelphia, PA, December 6,
“Biblical Hermeneutics: Part I and II,” Two conferences for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Permanent Deaconate
Candidates, Saint Charles Borromeo, Wynnewood, PA, presented annually from 2013–2016.
“Jesus, the Face of God’s Mercy,” for Adult Faith Formation, Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Warminster, PA,
October 27, 2016.
“Mercy in the Scriptures,” for Young Adult Group, Montgomery County, PA, September 20, 2016.
“God’s Mercy Revealed in Sacred Scripture,” for the Alumni of the School of Theological Studies of Saint Charles Borromeo Theological Seminary, Wynnewood, PA, February 20, 2016.
“Advent Reflection: Luke’s Infancy Narratives,” for Saint Margaret’s Parish, Narberth, PA, December 15, 2015.
“The Joy of the Gospel,” for Theology on Tap, Saint John the Baptist, Philadelphia, PA., November 16, 2014.
“Preparing for Christmas,” for At the Well: 35 and Older Singles Group in Westchester, PA, December 2, 2014.
“The Papacy in the Bible,” for Catholic Young Adults of Westchester, PA., June 5, 2013.
“New Life in Christ,” for Living Waters Prayer Group of Saint Benedict Parish, Bronx, NY, August 4, 2013.
“Liturgy, Creation and Marriage,” for Catholic Young Adults of Westchester, PA., September 15, 2013.
“Knowledge in the Gospel of John,” for the Alumni of the School of Theological Studies of Saint Charles Borromeo
Theological Seminary, Wynnewood, PA, October 15, 2013.
“The Psalms: A Five Part Series,” for the Young Adult Group of Saint John’s Evangelist Church, Philadelphia, PA.,
“God of the Old Testament: Kind or Cruel?” for Theology on Tap Northeast, Philadelphia, PA, October 22, 2012.
“Divine Violence in the Prophetic Literature: An application of the principles of Verbum Domini,” for the
Monsignor Jerome D. Quinn Institute of Biblical Studies at The Saint Paul Seminary in Minnesota in June,
“The Biblical Hermeneutics of Benedict XVI,” for Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia, PA, December
“Psalms: An Introduction to Prayer,” for Saint Joseph’s Church, Downingtown, PA, October 23, 2010.