Máire Byrne

Máire Byrne  

Academic Education:

  • St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co Kildare Doctoral Degree in Theology (PhD)  2003-2007
  • Master’s Degree in Theology (MTh) 2001-2003
  • Baccalaureate in Theology & Arts (BATh)   1998-2001
  • National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co Kildare Professional Diploma in Education (PDE)   2011-2012
Recent Publications: 
  • “God (Titles and Epithets) Christianity” The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, De Gruyter, 2014.
  • “Biblical Literacy: The Irish Situation,” Ways of Knowing, T&T Clark, September 2014.
  • “Christian Blogging,” Treasures of Irish Christianity 2, Veritas, 2013.
  • “Comparative Theology and the Flood Narrative,” Opening Heaven’s Floodgates, Gorgias Press, 2013.
  • The Names of God in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: A Basis for Interfaith Dialogue, Continuum, 2011.
  • “The Divine Designations in Biblical Texts: Towards a Hermeneutical Model,” Text, Theology, and Trowel: Recent research into the Hebrew Bible, Scranton, PA: Scranton Univ Press, 2010.
  • “The Influence of Egyptian Throne Names on Isaiah 9:5: A Reassessment in Light of the Divine Designations in the Book of Isaiah,” A Land Like Your Own, Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2010.
  • “Rethinking Irish Catholic Identity,” Studying Faith, Practicing Peace, Irish Peace Centres, 2010.

CIBI Modules:

Máire Byrne is module author of:
  • Induction module.
  • Long Essay Preparation Modules.
  • Dissertation Preparation Module.


Dr Roderick Campbell Guion OCDS

Dr Roderick Campbell Guion OCDS DR Roderick Campbell Guion OCDS is the Academic Director for the MTh course, and is a member of the MTh and BTh academic boards. Academic Education:
  • 2016 PhD in Theology for a thesis on Elizabeth of the Trinity (London)
  • 2009 MA in Christian Spirituality, focusing on the development of the Mystical Tradition until c.1500 (London)
  • 2006 Dip HE (through the medium of Gaelic) in Gaelic and Related Studies. Main focus was on the history of the Gàidhealtachd and the early Celtic Church (Sabhal Mòr Ostaig/UHI)
  • 1994 MBA (Henley)
  • 1975 B Arch (hons) (Edinburgh)
  • Is currently a member of the editorial Board for The Faith Companion and is a regular author of articles on Theology and Spirituality for various publications.
  • Is a published translator of theological books and articles from French and Spanish. He Is currently working on the translation of the multi volume El Carmelo Teresiano en la historia from Spanish.
CIBI Modules: Module author of:
  • S12: St Elizabeth of the Trinity: A Trinitarian Mystic.
  • MTh03: John of the Cross, Mystic, Writer and Thinker
  • MTh10: Elizabeth of the Trinity and the Mystical Tradition.

Joseph Egan SMA

Joseph Egan  SMA Joseph Egan SMA is a module author, corrector and Academic Board member of the Carmelite Institute of Britain and Ireland: Academic qualifications and experience:
  • BSc (National University of Ireland) 1976
  • BD (St Patrick’s College, Maynooth) 1979
  • STD (Doctorate in Theology, Gregorian University, Rome) 1989
  • Brave Heart of Jesus: Mel Gibson’s Postmodern Way of the Cross. Dublin: Columba Press, 2004
  • The Godless Delusion: Dawkins and the Limits of Human Sight. Oxford and Bern: Peter Lang, 2009
  • From Misery to Hope: Encountering God in the Abyss of Suffering. Oxford and Bern: Peter Lang, 2010
  • T03: Faith and Revelation
  • T16: The Mystery of the Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit

Therese-Marie of the Holy Face OCD

Therese-Marie of the Holy Face OCD Therese-Marie is a module author, corrector and Academic Board member of the Carmelite Institute of Britain and Ireland (CIBI). She is also a graduate of CIBI having completed the Diploma in  Spirituality (Carmelite Studies) Academic Education:
  • 2013: Diploma in Carmelite Studies, Carmelite Institute of Britain and Ireland, accredited by the Milltown Institute of Philosophy and Theology.
  • 1974: Cambridge Certificate in Religious Knowledge (University of Cambridge)(6 papers:  The Religion of Israel to 587 BC; Jewish Religion and Literature from 587 BC to   the Death of Herod the Great;  The Four Gospels; The Apostolic Church; Doctrines of the Christian Faith and their Biblical Foundation; Modern Church History.)
  • 1971-74: Lincoln Theological College. Attended lectures on Old Testament; New Testament; Doctrine; Liturgy and Worship; Pastoral Studies; Church History; Documents of Vatican II; Occasional Lectures on a wide range of subjects.
Recent Publications:
  • St. Thérèse of Lisieux (Hampton Carmel Booklet) 32 Pages, 2009.
  • St. Teresa of the Andes (Hampton Carmel Booklet) 32 Pages,2010.
  • St John of the Cross CIBI Initial level module, DC 36, 2014.
CIBI Modules: Therese-Marie is module author of:
  • S08: Sts Louis and Zélie Martin.
  • DC36: St John of the Cross.

Mary Forrest

Mary Forrest Mary Forrest, Carmelite Explorers, is a module corrector for the Carmelite Institute of Britain and Ireland. She is also a graduate of the Institute, having completed her M.A. Carmelite Studies in 2016. Academic Education:
  • 2016   M.A. Carmelite Studies,  York St John University, UK  
  • 2011  Diploma in Carmelite Spirituality,  Milltown Institute, Dublin
  • 1994  Ph.D.  National University of Ireland 
  • 1985 M.Sc.  Trinity College  University of Dublin    
  • 1979 B.Agr.Sc.  University College Dublin
  • 1975 Senior Certificate in Amenity Horticulture,  National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin   
  • Mary Forrest, ‘Ephesus: City of St Paul’, Spirituality, Vol 12 no 66 (2006) 154-156.
  • Mary Forrest, ‘Carmelite Explorers’, Carmel in the World, LVI, N.1 (2017).
  • Mary Forrest, ‘Among the pots and pans’: St Teresa on Prayer and the Active Life,   Mount Carmel ,  Vol 65/4 (2017) 54-60.
  • Mary Forrest, ‘Applying Teresa of Avila’s Counsels on Prayer in the 21st century’, Carmel in the World, LVII N.2 (2018) 110-117.

Patrick Mullins OCarm

Patrick Mullins OCarm Pat Mullins OCarm is the CIBI Director of Studies.  Academic Education:
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering), University College Galway, 1977
  • Bacc. Phil., The Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Dublin, 1983
  • Doctorate in Systematic Theology, The Gregorian University, Rome, 1990
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Spirituality, The National University of Ireland, 2009
  • What We Believe: Understanding the Faith that We Share with the Saints. Dublin: Veritas, 2010.
  • My Soul Shall Be Healed. The New Translation of the Missal. Dublin: Veritas, 2012.
  • St Albert of Jerusalem and the Roots of Carmelite Spirituality. Institutum Carmelitanum textus et studia historica carmelitana, 34. Rome: Edizioni Carmelitane, 2012.
  • “The Sources in the Earlier Latin Tradition of the References to Salvation in the Carmelite Rule” in The Mystery of Christ in the Fathers of the Church: Essays in Honour of D. Vincent Twomey SVD, edited by Janet E. Rutherford and David Woods (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2012) pp. 179-191.
  • “Nourishment for the Human Spirit,” Milltown Studies 69 (2012) 1-35.
CIBI Modules author:
  • MTh05: Reading St Edit Stein.
  • MTh08: The Carmelite Claim to an Elijan Succession.
  • T02: The Sacramental Basis of Christian Living.
  • T04: The People of God.
  • T09: Christology.
  • T10: Understanding the Charism of Consecrated Life.
  • H02: The Origins of the Carmelite Family.
  • H06: The Historical Founders of the Carmelites.
  • H07: The History of Female Contemplative Life and Recent Developments.
  • S05: Titus Brandsma.
  • S09: St Albert of Jerusalem.
  • DC25: Titus Brandsma.
  • DC35: Female Contemplative Life and Recent Developments.
  • DC40: St Albert of Jersusalem.
  • Dc42: Who Founded the Carmelites?
  • DC43: The Charism of Consecrated Life.

John Quigley OCDS

John Quigley OCDS John Quigley OCDS is a module corrector for the Carmelite Institute of Britain and Ireland. He is also a graduate of the Institute, having completed his Masters in Theology (Carmelite Studies).     Academic Education:
  • 2016  M.A. (Merit) Carmelite Studies York St. John University, UK.  Dissertation: “Elizabeth of the Trinity’s treatment of Divine Indwelling and Transformation in John of the Cross, as presented by Max Huot de Longchamp and Jean Rémy”
  • 2011  Diploma in Carmelite Spirituality,  Milltown Institute, Dublin
  • 1984  M.A. (Jure Oficii) Trinity College Dublin (University of Dublin)
  • 1981 Ph.D. National University of Ireland (U.C.D.) – Theoretical Solid State Physics & Chemistry
  • 1977 Awarded Hugh Ryan Memorial Medal (U.C.D.)
  • 1976 B. Sc. National University of Ireland (U.C.D.) – Chemistry & Mathematics
Positions Held:
  • Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin (1981 – present)
  • Lecturer in Quantum Chemistry, University College Dublin (1979 – 1980)
  • Professional Qualification: Member of the Institute of Chemistry in Ireland