About Theresa Farnan
With its enduring appeal to the search for truth, philosophy has the great responsibility of forming thought and culture; and now it must strive resolutely to recover its original vocation. Pope John Paul II, Fides et Ratio, introduction.
My official bio is below, but here are some highlights. I have been married since 1991 to my husband and best friend, Mike. We have 10 wonderful children, each of whom has been blessed with different personalities, gifts and abilities. Our youngest daughter has been blessed with a joyful heart as well as an extra chromosome and has the gift of bringing out the best in everyone she meets. She has taught all of us that wisdom and truth are inseparable from love.
Theresa Farnan is currently an adjunct member of the philosophy department at Franciscan University of Steubenville as well as a consultant to the USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth. Previously, she taught in the pre-theology program at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary and the diaconate program for the Diocese of Harrisburg. She is a master catechist for the diocese of Pittsburgh and has served as a member of several committees on education for the Diocese of Harrisburg. She has given lectures on the theology of the body, the personalism of Pope John Paul II, the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas, fatherhood and priestly vocations, the vocation and dignity of women and the virtues. She hosted a television program on EWTN entitled St. Thomas Aquinas in Today’s World and appeared as a guest on EWTN Live. In addition, she co-authored the book Where did I come from? Where am I going? How do I get there? with Dr. Charles Rice. She is available for speaking engagements.
Dr Farnan received her master’s degree and her doctorate in Medieval Studies from the University of Notre Dame. She and her husband Michael have ten children.