Father anthony of the transfiguration

Born and raised in Colorado, Father Anthony Ariniello followed the Lord's call from Boulder to the University of Notre Dame, then to diocesan seminary, and finally to the Community of the Beatitudes...in Italy, France, and Israel.




-Philosophy, Pontifical Lateran University in Rome

-Theology, Catholic Institute in Toulouse, France

-License in Christian Anthropology, Pontifical Institute of Teresa of Avila, Rome

-Formation in Hebrew language and Judaism

-Bi-ritual faculties for the Byzantine Rite

-Founder of campus ministry, chapel, and Catholic student households at the Colorado School of Mines


Father Anthony founded and directs Beatitudes Missions. Since 2017, he resides primarily in Israel at the Holy Site and archaeological site of Emmaus.