Research team

Robert Godding SJ

Director of the Society, a historian and a specialist in Latin hagiography mainly from Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, and in the hagiography of Italy. He is responsible for the Latin sector of the research and also teaches hagiography at the Gregorian University in Rome.

Xavier Lequeux

Studied Greek, Latin and Oriental philology at Louvain University (Louvain-la-Neuve). His main field of research is Byzantine hagiography and literary exchanges between Orient and Occident.



Bernard Joassart SJ

Studied history at Louvain University (Louvain-la-Neuve). In addition to his research activity, he is the archivist for the Society of Bollandists and teaches Church history at the Institut d’Études Théologiques in Brussels.

Diego Arfuch PSS

Studied History, Theology and Patristics at the Instituto Patristico Augustinianum and Angers University. A specialist in Byzantine hagiography, he currently teaches Church history at the Sulpician seminary in Issy-les-Moulineaux.  He has been appointed a member associate of the Bollandist Society.

François De Vriendt

Studied history at the university of Namur and Louvain University (Louvain-la-Neuve) and specialised in medieval studies in the Institut d’Études médiévales. His main field of research is Latin medieval hagiography, especially in the Hainaut region. 

Pietro D’Agostino

Studied Classical and Byzantine philology at the University of Padua, Sorbonne University and Louvain University (KU Leuven). His main field of research is Byzantine theology, pilgrimage literature and Christian Arabic literature. He is the editor-in-chief of the Bollandist publications.



Lionel Béranger, Librarian

Tung To Thanh, Sales department

Irini de Saint Sernin, Development

Scientific Committee

Theofried Baumeister (Mainz)
Sebastian Brock (Oxford)
Paolo Chiesa (Milano)
François Dolbeau (Paris)
Getatchew Haile (Collegeville MN)
Michael Lapidge (Cambridge)
José Carlos Martìn Iglesias (Salamanca)
Jacques Noret (Brussels)
Pádraig Ó Riain (Cork)
Ugo Zanetti (Chevetogne)