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Dr. Josephine Lombardi

Dr. Lombardi is an award-winning author, educator, and documentary film maker who has worked as a parish minister, university campus minister, high school chaplaincy leader, teacher educator through O.E.C.T.A., professor of Religious Education, Brock University, retreat facilitator, faith formation consultant, and program coordinator in the Diocese of Hamilton. Presently, she is the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and an Associate Professor of Pastoral and Systematic Theology at St. Augustine’s Seminary in Scarborough, Ontario, where she served as Director of Lay Spiritual Formation for eleven years. She has done media work in radio and television and has been an advisor to the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops in the area of doctrine and Catholic-Muslim relations. Her books On Earth as it is in Heaven and Experts in Humanity have been featured on Salt and Light TV. Experts in Humanity was awarded first place in the category of Family Life by the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada in 2017. In 2023 she was honoured with the award “Outstanding Leadership in Education” by Education 2.0.

Dr. Lombardi is the founder of the Experts in Humanity Project.

She is the Series Theologian for the new Religious Education resource for grades 1 through 8, “Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ” for Catholic School Boards in Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan.


Dr. Lombardi is available for speaking engagements including retreats and faith formation.

Recently invited to speak with the CWL at St. Patrick’s Parish in Markham:


Lenten Retreat with CWL at St. Patrick’s Parish in Markham

Recently interviewed on Salt and Light’s popular documentary: “The Francis Effect” which aired February 2015.

The Francis Effect


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