Français, théâtre, Cartel des Quatre, UST, Basilian

Fr. Ted Baenziger, c.s.b.

Assistant Professor of French Literature and Civilization


E-Mail :

Phone: (713) 525-3146

Key responsibilities

  • Teaching: Fren 1331, Fren 1332, Fren 1335
  • Language Laboratory computer supervision
  • French Parish {Paroisse francophone de St Basile : catéchisme, sacrements, messes}
  • Committee work: Library committee (chair), Faculty development committee (secretary); Faculty awards; MACL recording secretary
  • UST Chess Club Moderator

    Department or workgroup

    Modern and Classical Languages of the University of St. Thomas

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  • The Basilian Fathers

    We Basilians are not numerous, but we make a splash in the education pool. For more information about our history and present work, go to our web-page now.

  •  Would you like to see, read, examine, use, criticize...
    Le Cartel des Quatre : Aspects moraux et philosophiques,
    which is my thesis for the doctrate at the Sorbonne ?
    Entirely in French. (The document is over 900 pages, but you may read [or copy] any part of it. Just select the section you desire, on the Title Page.) This copyrighted work may be quoted, with appropriate acknowledgement.
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    Course Information

    Information about the UST Study Abroad Program in Lyon, France?
    Call 713-525-3146 or e-mail

    Future course offerings and descriptions? Call or e-mail.

    Current Projects

    Co-authorship of a book on painting and esthetics : Les Lumières de Galveston

    Co-authorship of a textbook of French for Hispanics

    Baptism, confirmation (le 23 mai cette année : nous avons eu 7 confirmands) and marriage preparation in English and French

    Menu preparation and cooking betimes, Basilian Residence

    Using computers for language acquisition and for research

    Biographical Information

    Born in Detroit in 1946 to Catholic parents. Two sisters, one brother, all married.
    Education :
  • Detroit Catholic Central ('64);
  • St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York ('69) (BA),
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, and SUNY Rockport ('70-'72),
  • St. Basil's Seminary at St. Michael's College of the University of Toronto ('75), (MDiv),
  • Middlebury College, Vermont ('87), (MA);
  • Sorbonne, Paris III :
    ('89-'91, doctorat de civilisation et littérature française en septembre 1996);

    Ordained a priest May 1, 1976.

    Teaching assignments:

  • The Aquinas Institute, Rochester N.Y. 1969-71;
  • Catholic Central High School 1971-72;
  • High School, Merrilville Indiana 1976-78;
  • Institution Sacré-Coeur, , , France 1978-1983;
  • Campus Ministry at the University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas 1983-1989; Modern and Classical Language Department faculty from 1991 to present.
  • Personal Interests

    Growing orchids, gardening, cooking, mycology, bridge, exploring France, literature, chess, technology for languages, and getting this web-page to work.