Rev. Paul A. Maillet, P.S.S.

Director of Spiritual Life Programs

Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture

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Office: 410/864-3604

Curriculum vitae

Fr. Maillet was an accomplished concert pianist before he discerned a calling to the priesthood and then began his seminary studies at Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary in 1995. Toward the end of his seminary formation, he discerned a “call within the call” to dedicate his life to the initial and ongoing formation of priests and was accepted into the Society of Saint Sulpice (the Sulpicians). After ordination in 2001 and two years of parish ministry in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Fr. Maillet served on the faculty of St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, California for a total of nine years (with an interim of five years away in Washington, DC for doctoral work in 2005–2010).

Since 2018 Fr. Maillet has served on the formation faculty at Saint Mary’s, where he has been Vice Rector since 2019. He holds a doctorate in Sacred Scripture from The Catholic University of America. His dissertation involved a comparison of the Masoretic text and the Septuagint version of the Servant Songs of Isaiah. He has taught various Scripture courses, Ecclesiastical Latin, Biblical Hebrew, and New Testament Greek. On weekends, Fr. Maillet celebrates Mass and the Sacrament of Reconciliation in parishes in Baltimore. He continues to play the piano and to give concerts on occasion as his schedule permits.

Selected Courses Taught

  • The Pentateuch and Historical Books
  • The Prophets
  • The Gospel of John
  • New Testament Greek
  • Biblical Hebrew

Service to the Church

  • Celebrating mass and hearing confessions in local parishes
  • Offering retreats and days of recollection

Selected Publications

  • “St. Paul and Prayer,” Priest Magazine, 2008
  • “Researching the Ban,” Nouvelles de Jerusalem, Autumn 2018

Recommended Reading

  • Augustine, Confessions
  • The Way of a Pilgrim
  • Dietrich von Hildebrand, Transformation in Christ
  • Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God
  • Walter Ciszek, SJ, He Leadeth Me

A Favorite Quotation

I am only a pencil in the hand of God, but it is He who writes. ― Saint Teresa of Calcutta