Dr. Denise D’Attore
Head of School
Dr. Denise D’Attore holds a Ph.D., an M. Phil, and an M.A. in Philosophy from Fordham University, and has taught philosophy and theology for almost 30 years. She pursued an S.T.B. degree at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, and holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Philosophy and Theology from Blackfriars Hall, Oxford University. She taught for several years at Fordham University, and later at Manhattanville College and the College of Mount St. Vincent. Her area of specialization is St. Thomas Aquinas’s moral philosophy; however, her academic interest and teaching competence embraces medieval and ancient philosophy generally, and extends to systematic and sacramental theology. Dr. D'Attore was professed as a cloistered Dominican nun for over twenty-five years, but then received permission from the Holy See to live at home for ten years to care for her terminally ill father. She subsequently received the Consecratio Virginis from Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of the diocese of Brooklyn, where she continued her ministry of prayer and teaching. Dr. D'Attore has devoted over 37 years to the study of Latin chant theory and practice, and is an experienced liturgist and music director. She lives in Collegeville, PA, and attends daily Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption parish and at St. Eleanor’s parish.