Lombardi, Josephine

Josephine Lombardi
College: St. Augustine's Seminary
Degrees: PhD (St. Michael's)
Email: josephine.lombardi@utoronto.ca
Phone: 416-261-7207
Personal Website: https://josephinelombardi.com/
Teaching Category:
Teaching Stream
Appointment Status:
Basic Degree


Dr. Lombardi is an award-winning author 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 Associate Professor of Pastoral and Systematic Theology, and Director of Lay Formation. 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.

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.

  • Specializations

    • Soteriology
    • Christology
    • Ecclesiology
    • Pastoral Counseling
    • Mariology
    • Muslim-Catholic Relations
  • Publications

    • Lombardi, Josephine. Marian Approaches to Synodality (Mahawh, New Jersey: Paulist Press, 2024). Foreword prepared by Sister Nathalie Becquart, Undersecretary for the Synod. Published by Novalis in Canada.
    • Lombardi, Josephine. On Earth as it is in Heaven. Jubilee edition (Toronto/Mahwah N.J: Novalis Publishing/Paulist Press, 2023). Foreword prepared by Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella, Pro-Prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization.
    • Lombardi, Josephine. Experts in Humanity (Toronto: Novalis, 2016).
    • Lombardi, Josephine. Disciples of All Nations (New London: Twenty-Third Publications/Novalis, 2014).
    • Lombardi, Josephine.What are they saying about the universal salvific will of God? (Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2008).
    • Lombardi, Josephine. “Toward a Program of Integral Human Formation,” Vocations and Prayer. The Catholic Magazine on Vocation Ministry, July 2019.
    • Lombardi, Josephine. “Mercy and Beyond:  Pope Francis’ Marian Program of Life.” Ecce Mater Tua (Peer Reviewed Journal) 2019.
    • Lombardi, Josephine. “The Dialogue of Salvation: Salvation in this life and the next in Islamic and Catholic Thought.” Paper presented at a Colloquium sponsored by the University of St. Michael’s College celebrating 50 years of Dialogue since Vatican II, May 2014 in Toronto. This paper is published in (peer reviewed) Science et Ésprit (Canadian Dominican Periodical) Winter 2016.