Fr. Rob Carbonneau, CP, Ph.D.
I am a Passionist
priest and member of St. Paul of the Cross Province (eastern US). A
Connecticut native, I was ordained in 1978. I graduated with a B.A. from
Assumption College, Worcester, MA. After obtaining an M. Div. and M.A. from St.
John’s University, New York, I received a Ph.D. in American and East Asian
History from Georgetown University. My dissertation was on the Passionist
missionaries in twentieth century China.
I have had the
opportunity to teach Chinese, Japanese, World and Catholic mission history and
U.S. history in various American universities and graduate schools. I have
gained invaluable experience as the Historian and Director of the Passionist
Historical Archives, St. Paul of the Cross Province. From 2007 to 2008 I
taught as a foreign expert in Chongqing, China. Then from 2010 to the present
time I have worked at the Ricci Institute, University of San Francisco as an
Archives Specialist assigned to the Passionist China Collection digitization
inspiration wanting to learn and respect the Catholic Church in China
began when I had the opportunity to live with the former Passionist
missionaries to West Hunan (1920-1955) and see the invaluable Passionist China
Collection archives. My passion remains
researching, publishing and teaching. Bringing history to life is a perfect way to build a bridge for engagement, understanding, and reconciliation. I am excited to hold this position as the Executive Director of
the U.S. Catholic China Bureau and wish to be of any assistance.
provide us with peace and healing we seek each day.