Fr. Eric Nicolai received a B.A. in art history from the McGill University (1987), and an M.A. in art history from Laval University (1990). In 1994 he was ordained to the priesthood for the Prelature of Opus Dei in Rome, where he obtained a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (1995). He is currently a chaplain at Hawthorn School and Ernescliff College.