Praying with Msgr. John Esseff

Praying with Msgr. John Esseff


Msgr. John A. Esseff, a Roman Cathoic priest in the Diocese of Scranton, was ordained on May 30th 1953, by the late Bishop William J. Hafey, D.D. at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton, PA. Msgr. Esseff has served as a retreat director and confessor to St. Mother Teresa and the Missionarys of Charity. Msgr. Esseff encountered St. Padre Pio who would become a Spiritual Father to him.

In the SoundCloud, Msgr. John Esseff refers to the Encyclical Mystici Corporis Christi of Pius XI which can be found here:

If you’d like to read the quote on creation by St. Thomas Aquinas go here:


About the Author Fr. Michael Denk

Fr. Michael was ordained into priesthood in the Diocese of Cleveland on May 12, 2007. He is dedicated to helping others encounter Christ through the celebration of the Eucharist, preaching, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, spiritual direction, and prayer.

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