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Are you ready to take your prayer life to a completely new level? With Fr. Michael's guidance, the following Apps provide the ultimate prayer experience.
Fr. Michael was ordained into priesthood for the Diocese of Cleveland on May 12, 2007. He received a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts from St. Mary Seminary in Wickliffe, Ohio, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, with a specialization in video and audio production, from Cleveland State University in 2001.
Fr. Michael is dedicated to helping others encounter Christ through the celebration of the Eucharist, preaching, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, spiritual direction, and prayer. He is devoted to the poor, especially in Africa and El Salvador where he has led several mission trips. Through the Global Fellows program, he has visited Madagascar and Rwanda with Catholic Relief Services.
With a focus in communications, Fr. Michael incorporates new media into his ministries. He not only came up with the concept, but was a chief architect in the development of, a mobile application called The “EXAMEN” App, which assists people to connect with God throughout their day. Besides creating content produced and distributed through The Prodigal Father Productions, Fr. Michael has authored articles published in various Catholic magazines.
“Pray40Days set my prayer life on fire! I actually met Jesus and had conversations with Him!”- Marlene
“Pray40Days was exactly what I needed to excel and advance my prayer life and nothing to date has helped me as much.”- Dan
“While doing Pray40Days my husband and I could actually feel God in our home that very moment!”- Georgia
Engaged To God
One of our students, Margaret, who graduated from Walsh last year, just got back from the Holy Land. She spent three months there and really got immersed in experiencing all the places that we hear about in the scriptures. Back home was her boyfriend, Kwami. Kwami decided while she was there that he was going to propose to her when she got back.Read or Listen to Homily
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Why pray Lectio Divina?
Lectio Divina is one of the earliest forms of prayer. It was practiced by the monks as they prepared for Liturgy and as an extension of the Eucharist in The Liturgy of the Hours. Lectio Divina gives you a good experience of all three levels of prayer: Vocal, Meditative, and Contemplative. It is also encouraged by the Catechism of the Catholic Church as a way to meditate!Read More
Praying with Msgr. John Esseff
Msgr. John A. Esseff is a Roman Catholic priest in the Diocese of Scranton, PA. He was ordained on May 30, 1953, by the late Bishop William J. Hafey, D.D. at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton.
Msgr. Esseff has served as a retreat director and confessor to St. Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity.Read or Listen to Interview
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