Rev. Christopher R. Armstrong, J.C.D., S.T.D. 

Spiritual Director 

Assistant Professor of Spiritual and Pastoral Theology 


S.T.D., International Marian Research Institute 

J.C.L., J.C.D., Catholic University of America 

S.T.B., S.T.L., Pontifical Gregorian University 

B.A., Athenaeum of Ohio 

Research Interests 

Canon law, Mariology, and spirituality 


Rev. Christopher Armstrong serves Mount St. Mary’s Seminary as Spiritual Director and Assistant Professor of Spiritual and Pastoral Theology. He holds both a licentiate and a doctoral degree in canon law from the Catholic University of America and a doctoral degree in sacred theology from the International Marian Research Institute at the University of Dayton. 

Some of Fr. Armstrong’s most recent courses taught have been Principles of Catechesis, Catechism: Prayer and History of Christian Spirituality. In addition to his distinguished teaching, Fr. Armstrong has served the Church in many roles including that of parish pastor; Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati (1996-2003); and Judicial Vicar for the Archdiocese for the Military Services (2014-20). 

Selected Publications 

“Under the Veil of the Virgin: The Gradually Developing Relationship between The Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face” (dissertation; translated into Polish 2023) 

“A Critical Appraisal of Latae Sententiae Penalties in the 1983 Code of Canon Law” (dissertation)