Fr. Peter Dufka, SJ


Fr. Peter Dufka, SJ - Pontifical Oriental Institute


He comes from a family of 4 children, three of whom are Jesuit priests. During his theological studies, he also studied music at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, where he graduated in 1992. He was ordained a priest on 29th June 1996 in Bratislava, together with one of his brothers. In 2002 he obtained the Licentiate of Fundamental Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University. In 2008 he completed his Doctorate in Theology at the same university. He also obtained the Doctorate in Music Education at the Catholic University in Ružomberok, Slovakia.


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Country of Birth


Degrees Held

ThDr. Fundamental Theology, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, 2008

PaedDr. Music Education, Catholic University in Ružomberok, Slovakia, 2008

ThLic Fundamental Theology, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, 2002

Th.M. Philosophy and Theology, Pontifical Faculty of Theology – Bobolanum,Warsaw, Poland, 1996

Mgr. Art. (M.Mus.) summa cum laude, Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava, Slovakia, 1992


Consecrated life Zasvätený život – Journal for religious and consecrated persons (Slovakia);


Faith and Life Viera a život – Theological journal for Christian orientation (Slovakia);


Spirituality of present-day people Spiritualita súčasného človeka – regular column of the Vatican Radio focusing on spirituality;


Eastern Theological Journal – St Athanasius Greek-Catholic Theological Institute, Nyíregyháza, Hungary;


Monographs: L’arte musicale come espressione e stimolo della fede, Bratislava 2009, 305pp; Percezione teologica dell’arte musicale, Ružomberok 2007, 87 pp;


Teologice vnímanie hudby, konvergencia piatich pohladov, Ružomberok 2012, 80 pp; Spiritualità súčasného človeka, Trnava 2014, 200 pp;

Awards & Honors

1992, Award of Excellence for outstanding results, Academy of Performing Arts

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