Springtime of Hope
Biography of Fr. Mitchell Pacwa, S.J.|
Founder and President, Ignatius Productions
In the year 2000, Father Pacwa established Ignatius Productions, a Catholic media production apostolate, whose mission is to teach people the scriptures, educate Catholics about their Faith, and promote unity and understanding within the Mystical Body of Christ.
Father received his B.A. in Philosophy and Theology from the University of Detroit, summa cum laude. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1976 with the Society of Jesus and then continued his studies and received his Master of Divinity and S.T.B. from the Jesuit School of Theology of Loyola University, magna cum laude. At Vanderbilt University, he received his Master of Arts, Ph.D. in Old Testament.
Father Pacwa has taught at the high school, university, and seminary levels. Being a well-known biblical scholar, he has lectured at hundreds of conferences and churches around the world, and has appeared and hosted international radio and television programs. He is best known for his appearances on EWTN.
Father Pacwa is fluent in twelve languages and has a unique understanding of the peoples and cultures of the Middle East. He has led over fifty pilgrimages to the Middle East, Europe, and the Holy Land. Father Pacwa also has the privilege of being bi-ritual, which means he can also celebrate the Maronite Mass of the Eastern Catholic Church.
Father Mitch Pacwa appears courtesy of Ignatius Productions to share with you his knowledge of scripture and the Church. Father Pacwa's teachings and travels are available as CDs and DVDs on his web site at www.fathermitchpacwa.org. There you'll find a list of all his available teachings, his calendar of upcoming events as well as information about his video production company. You may also sign up for his monthly newsletter that brings you Father Pacwa's "words of wisdom" on a variety of subjects.