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Rev. Fr. Shayne Craig

Presbyteri Sancti Sulpicii; Diocese of Victoria


Fr. Shayne Craig was born on Vancouver Island, in the town of Campbell River, in 1964. He grew up in various places (Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia), as his father was serving in the military in these locations.

After completing a B.A. in History at the University of Victoria, in 1986, he went on to study at St. Joseph Seminary and Newman Theological College in 1992, and then served for two years in St. Andrew’s cathedral in Victoria, then on the formation Team of St. Joseph’s Seminary with Cardinal Marc Ouellet and Bishop Paul Terrio. He returned to the Diocese of Victoria as Pastor of St. Patrick’s parish in Campbell River.

In 1998, he joined the Society of St. Sulpice and went into formation in Paris and Lyons, and then further studies in Rome. He completed his license in dogmatic theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University, with a thesis entitled: Mary Immaculate: Two Visions for the Church, being a study of Von Balthasar’s Mariology and Ecclesiology, and its critique.

In 2001, Fr. Craig was named Vice-Rector of St. Joseph Seminary, then in 2004 as Rector, where he served in this position until 2012. In 2010 he was also named as President of Newman Theological College, a position he held until 2012. After a sabbatical year, Fr. Shayne returned to St. Joseph Seminary as a member of the formation team.


  • B.A. University of Victoria
  • M.Div., Newman Theological College
  • S.T.L., Dogmatic Theology, Pontifical Gregorian University

Courses Taught

  • MPS 170: The Spiritual Life
  • SCR 153: Jesus and the Gospels
  • STD 400: Introduction to Theology
  • STD 452: Theological Anthropology
  • STP 463: Theology of Ministry
  • STP 464: Practice of Ministry
  • SYT 185: Trinity
  • SYT 187: Theology of the Human Person
  • SYT 188: Ecclesiology
  • SYT 200: Introduction to Catholicism


  • Mary Immaculate: Two Visions for the Church (Pont. Univ. Greg. 2005)