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Hung Pham, S.J., S.T.D.

Assistant Professor of Ignatian Spirituality

B.S., Regis University;
M.A. Philosophy, Saint Louis University;
M.Div., S.T.L., Weston Jesuit School of Theology;
S.T.D., Comillas Pontificia Universidad de Madrid
Phone: (510) 549-5034
Office Hours: By appointment, Room 211

About the Professor

Fr. Pham was born in Viet Nam and immigrated to the United States at the beginning of his high school years. After graduation from Regis University with a degree in Math, Chemistry, and Biology, he entered the Society of Jesus. Fr. Pham finished his first studies with a master degree in philosophy at St. Louis University. Afterward, he spent a year teaching Chemistry and Biology at St. Louis University High School (SLUH). After SLUH, Fr. Pham worked for Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) - Asia Pacific training math and science teachers in the Burmese refugee camp in Northern Thailand. After JRS, he attended the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley for a year before going back to his province for more formational work. Fr. Pham did a year of Clinical Pastoral Education at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. Then, he attended Weston School of Theology where he was ordained and completed his S.T.L. in interreligious dialogue under the mentorship of Dr. Peter Phan of Georgetown University, studying the Catholic and theological themes in Hàn Mặc Tử’s poetry. After Weston, Fr. Pham returned to his alma mater, Regis University, to teach Ignatian Spirituality and lead the retreat program in Campus Ministry. After a year and a half of teaching there, he went to Spain to study Ignatian Spirituality at Comillas Pontificia Universidad de Madrid and completed his doctorate in December 2011, studying Ignatian Inculturation: Spirituality of Mission of the First Jesuits in Asia exemplified by Alexandre de Rhodes (1593 - 1660) and his Catechismus in Vietnam.

Courses Recently Offered

SP 2077: Dynamics in the Spiritual Exercises
SP 2602: Introduction to Ignatian Spirituality
SP 2603: Ignatian Vision and Cultures
SP 2468: Ignatian Discernment
SPHS 4268: Jesuit Theology of Mission
SP 5090: Doctoral Seminar in Christian Spirituality (with Arthur G. Holder, Ph.D.)



Articles, Journals, and Studies

Pham, Hung T. “Composing a Sacred Space: A Lesson from the Cathechismus of
Alexandre de Rhodes,” Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits, 46/2 (Summer 2014).

_____. “Pierre Favre’s ‘On Dealing with Heretics’: An Example of the Early Jesuits’ Way of Proceeding in Ecumenical Dialogue,” Ignis – Ignatian Spirituality: South Asia, 44/4 (2014) 51 – 72.

_____. “Kiến tạo không gian thánh: bài học từ sách giáo lý ‘Phép Giảng Tám Ngày’ của Cha Đắc Lộ” [Composing a Sacred Space: A Lesson from the Cathechismus of Alexandre de Rhodes] Bản tin của Hội Đồng Giám Mục Việt Nam [Bulletin of the Bishop Conference of Vietnam] 86 (Jan – Feb, 2015) 8 – 55. Translated to Vietnamese by Sr. Anna Phúc Phạm, FMA and Chỉnh Trần, SJ.

_____. “‘Am I My Brother’s Keeper?’ Searching for a Spirituality for Immigrants,” The Way 54/3 (July 2015) 31 – 43.

_____. “Hàn Mặc Tử (1912 - 1940): A New Moon for the Season of the New Evangelization in Vietnamese Catholicism," Kritika Kultura: A Refereed
Electronic Journal of Literary/Cultural and Language Studies 25 (2015) 113 –
133. Accessed online at

_____. “Bin ich der Hüter meines Bruders? Spritualität für Immigrant[inn]en,"
Geist und Leben 2(2106) 137 – 146.

Hung Pham and Kathryn R. Barush, "From Swords to Shoes: Encountering Grace on the
Camino Ignaciano," Practical Matters Journal 9 (2016) 148 - 164.

Hung T. Pham, SJ and Eduardo C. Fernandez, SJ "Pilgrims in Community at the
Frontiers: A Contemplation on Jesuit Mission Today." Studies in the Spirituality
of Jesuits 48/2 (Summer 2016).


Book Reviews

Francis: A New World Pope. By Michel Cool. Translated from French by Regan Kramer. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2013. Pope Francis: Untying the Knots. By Paul Valley. New York: Bloomsbury, 2013. Theological Studies 76 (1) 178 – 179.

Spirituality Seeking Theology. By Roger Haight, S.J. Orbis: New York, 2014. Theological Studies 76 (2) 399 – 400.

Pope Francis: His Life and Thought. By Mario I. Aguilar. Cambridge: Lutterworth, 2014. Theological Studies 76 (4) 851 – 853.

Zen and the Spiritual Exercises. By Ruben L.F. Habit, New York: Orbis Press, 2013. Spiritus 16 (2016) 133 – 135.