Never Call Yourself a ‘Bad Person,’ but Rather ‘a Saint-in-Training’

Never call yourself a bad person, but rather “a saint-in-training.” That’s the advice of former Director of The Christophers Father John Catoir, and it’s a truth he learned from his years counseling people as part of his priestly ministry. Father Catoir led The Christophers from the late 1970s to the mid-1990s, and the job was [Read More…]

An Ideal Book for the Overly Busy, Those with Spiritual ADD, and Everyone Else, Too

Three minutes a day. That’s the minimum amount of time that The Christophers’ founder, Maryknoll Father James Keller, encouraged people to spend on their spiritual lives. No matter how busy you are, he thought, you’ve got to be able to squeeze in three minutes, right? And to help people along, Father Keller created a book [Read More…]

How an Angry Letter to a Priest Led to a Life-Changing Friendship and Job

Can an angry letter to a priest result in a friendship that also has a positive impact on the world at large? Yes, it can, and it’s part of our history here at The Christophers that I just learned about. This year marks the 70th anniversary of our founding by Maryknoll priest Father James Keller [Read More…]

Prison Chaplain Father David T. Link & Comedy Writer Tom Leopold Win Special Christopher Awards

NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 — At the 65th annual Christopher Awards ceremony on Thursday, May 15th, The Christophers will honor a chaplain, who works at six Indiana state prisons, with this year’s James Keller Award, and a veteran comedy writer for hits including “Cheers” and “Seinfeld” with the 2014 Christopher Spirit Award. Father David [Read More…]


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