Msgr. Daniel Trapp

Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Liturgy and Sacraments
A.B. (History), Sacred Heart Seminary, 1980;
S.T.B., Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, 1983;
S.T.L. (Sacramental Theology), Athenaeum Sant’ Anselmo, Rome, 1987;
S.T.D. (Sacramental Theology), Athenaeum Sant’ Anselmo, Rome, 1989.
Bio / Information: 

School of Theology, Spiritual Director and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Liturgy and Sacraments. Ordained priest, 1984. At SHMS 1989-

Monsignor Daniel Trapp was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 14, 1958.

He attended Catholic and public schools in the Detroit area. After attending the University of Michigan for two years, Father enrolled in Sacred Heart Seminary from which he graduated with a major in history in 1980. He studied at the North American College in Rome where he received an STB from the Gregorian University in 1984, an STL in sacramental theology from the Athenaeum Sant' Anselmo in 1987 and an STD in sacramental theology in 1989.

Msgr. Trapp has taught at Sacred Heart Major Seminary's School of Theology since 1989, directed the Archdiocesan Office of Catechetics for three years, and has been pastor of St. Augustine/St. Monica parish since 1996. He has served as Spiritual Director of the School of Theology since 1995 and leads Sacred Heart Major Seminary Desert Formation Program to the Holy Land and Western Europe.

Father has preached numerous retreats and seminars for priests, seminarians, and laity. Father Trapp served as the President of the Federation of Seminary Spiritual Directors, 2007-2013, is a member of the Archdiocese of Detroit Presbyteral Council, and currently serves on the Mission Advisory Council of the Institute for Priestly Formation, Creighton University, and a consultor for the Archdiocese of Detroit.

In addition to his responsibilities as spiritual director and associate professor of theology in the School of Theology, he has served the institution on the Faculty Concerns Committee, the M.Div. Degree Committee, M.Div. Admissions Committee, the Priestly Formation Team, and various ad hoc committees. 

Link to video, Msgr. Trapp on beginning to pray

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