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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.
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Does Everyone Have A Cross To Carry?
What is your cross? What is the cross that you are invited to carry that is unique to you? Now that you have identified what your cross is, the next question is usually “Why? Why this cross? Why me? Why do I have to carry this cross? Can I have another cross? Why do we have to have a cross at all?”.Read or Listen to Homily
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How to Grow Your Prayer Life: Priests Weigh In
As a priest, I get asked a lot of the same questions pretty often. One I’ve found that comes up frequently is “Father, how do you grow your prayer life?”
There are many ways to grow your prayer life. The mission of the Prodigal Father is to help people discover different ways of encountering the Love of God, The Father, in prayer.Read More
Praying with Fr. Jacob Bearer
Father Jacob, it is great to have you here. I have known you since you were in the seminary and you have always been one of those people that I feel gets it in terms of the spiritual life.Read or Listen to Interview