Howard Bleichner

Portrait of Howard Bleichner

Howard Bleichner

Howard P. Bleichner, S.S., a systematic theologian at St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, California, is a leading figure in American priestly formation and the author of View from the Altar. For one decade he served as President and Rector of St. Patrick’s Seminary in San Francisco, and for another decade as Rector of the Theological College of the Catholic University of America. He was editor of volumes 1 and 2 of the Norms for Priestly Formation, and editor of the fourth edition of The Program of Priestly Formation.

Fr. Bleichner holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and a D.Theol. from the Catholic Faculty of the University of Tuebingen (magna cum laude).

Front cover of View from the Altar
Front Cover of In the Circle of Mysteries