Very Reverend Joshua J. Rodrigue, S.T.L.
Rector/President, Professor of Sacramental Theology
Fr. Joshua J. Rodrigue is a priest of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux. He grew up in the St. Charles Community in Thibodaux, LA, and graduated from E. D. White Catholic High School. After completing college seminary studies at St. Joseph Seminary College in St. Benedict, LA, Fr. Rodrigue spent five years in formation for priesthood in Rome at the Pontifical North American College and received the S.T.B. from the Pontifical Gregorian University (2001) and the S.T.L. in Sacramental Theology from the Pontifical Athenaeum of Sant’ Anselmo (2003). Fr. Rodrigue was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux on August 10, 2002.
Over the years following his return to the diocese, Fr. Rodrigue served as Associate Pastor at Holy Cross Church in Morgan City, Pastor at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Bayou Black, and Rector of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral in Houma. In 2017, Fr. Rodrigue was granted permission to serve at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, where he served as Director of Pastoral Formation and a Formation Advisor and then as Director of Spiritual Formation and as a Spiritual Director.
Since 2006, Fr. Rodrigue has been involved in seminary formation and over the years, has taught as an Adjunct Spiritual Director and also Adjunct Professor of Theology at St. Joseph Seminary College (2006-2017), Notre Dame Seminary (2008-2009), the Pontifical Gregorian University (2017-2018), and the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (2018-2022).
On August 16, 2022, Fr. Rodrigue was installed as the 17th rector and seventh president of Notre Dame Seminary by Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond.
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