Catholic graduate school of theology and ministry in the Dominican tradition

Fr. Mark Wedig, O.P.

President and Professor of Liturgical Theology


Mark E. Wedig, O.P., President of Aquinas Institute of Theology, is a Dominican Friar of the Province of St. Martin de Porres (Southern) and Professor of Liturgical Theology.  Fr. Wedig earned the Bachelor of Arts in History from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas; the Master of Divinity from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology and the Master of Arts in Theology from the Graduate Theological Union, both in Berkeley, California; and the Doctor of Philosophy in Liturgical Studies from The Catholic University of American in Washington, D.C.  Before coming to Aquinas Institute of Theology, Fr. Wedig was Professor of Theology and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida.  Wedig's scholarly interests lie at the intersection between culture studies, liturgy, and the hermeneutics of the visual arts.
Selected Publications 

"Go and Make Disciples," in Beyond the Sanctuary: Essays on Liturgy, Life, and Discipleship, Timothy A. Johnston, editor, (Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2020), 23-34.

"Engaging Modernity Through Art: The Dominicans and L'Art Sacré," in Christian Faith and the Power of Thinking: A Collection of Essays Marking the 800th Anniversary of the Founding of the Order of Preachers in 1216 (Chicago: New Priory Press, 2017), 85-100.

"Ecclesial Architecture and Image in a Postmodern Age," in Transcending Architecture: Contemporary Views on Sacred Space (Washington, D.C.: Catholic University Press, 2015), 130-142.

"General Principles for the Reform of the Liturgy - Articles 21-40," in A Pastoral Commentary on Sacrosanctum Concilium: The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy of the Second Vatican Council (Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2013), 49-64.

"Eucharistic Prayer I: The Mystagogical Implications," "Eucharistic Prayer IV: The Mystagogical Implications," "Eucharistic Prayer for Use in Masses for Various Needs: The Mystagogical Implications," in A Commentary on the Order of Mass of The Roman Missal, Edward Foley, General Editor (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2011) 293-300, 425-430, 575-582.

with Richard S. Vosko, "The Arrangement and Furnishings of Churches for the Celebration of the Eucharist: De Ecclesiarum Dispositione et Ornatu ad Eucharistiam Celebrandam," Chapter Five, A Commentary on the General Instruction of the Roman Missal 2002 (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2007): 349-377.

"Evangelization, Inculturation, and the RCIA," Worship 76:6 (November 2002): 503-520.