Congratulations Friar Ed Ondrako!

Friar Ed is pictured at center along with his sister Fran, along with his University of Notre Dame doctorate examiners: Dr. John C. Cavadini, Dr. Cyril O’Regan, and Dr. Lawrence Cunningham.

Also in attendance were Our Lady of the Angels Province Minister Provincial, the Very Reverend Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv. (left) and Dr. J. Isaac Goff (right), from Mount Angel Seminary College in Oregon, who is the General Editor of The Collected Works of Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner.

Friar Ed with the President of the University, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. holding The Newman-Scotus Reader: Contexts and Commonalities, authored by Friar Ed and released while he was a Doctoral Student

May 30, 2017 Notre Dame, IN: Our Lady of the Angels Province friar, Rev. Dr. Edward J. Ondrako, OFM Conv. successfully defended his doctoral dissertation in the field of History of Christianity, at the University of Notre Dame.  He will be awarded a Ph.D in Theology.  His dissertation was: “Rebuild My Church:” Peter Damian Fehlner’s Appropriation and Development of the Ecclesiology and Mariology of Vatican 2. Fr. Ed already holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Humanities/Humanistic Studies ~ Syracuse Univ., Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.), Humanities/Humanistic Studies ~ Syracuse Univ., Master of Arts (M.A.), Theology/Theological Studies ~ St. Bonaventure University, Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) ~ State University of New York at Albany, and a Master of Theology ~ St. Anthony of the Hudson Theological Seminary.