Professor Lawrence graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with a major in English Literature and a minor in Philosophy. He also graduated from Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA with a Masters of Divinity.
Professor Lawrence is particularly interested in figural interpretation (of the Bible as well as literature). Figures and events in the Bible, no less than in Dante or even a history text, act out stories not merely their own. Everything and everyone mean more than themselves, play a part with higher significance than their own individual identity. Each figure is caught up in a divine economy, and there, finds its true meaning. “Christ plays in ten thousand places, lovely in limb and lovely in eye to the Father through the features of men’s faces” says the poet Hopkins.
Professor Lawrence has enjoyed working with Amor Ministries in Tijuana, Mexico, the past few years building houses from the concrete slab to the roof for families in need in Mexico. He attends the Parish Church of St. Helena with his family where he also serves as an associate priest.
In addition to teaching, Professor Lawrence serves as Upper School Chaplain.
“We move towards God not by walking but by loving.”
Augustine of Hippo