Dr Timothy O Donnell
Dr Timothy T O’Donnell is the President of Christendom College, Roman Catholic, Liberal Arts College with a graduate programme in theological studies.
Dr O’Donnell received his early education at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles, California and at the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas in Rome, where he was the first layman to receive a doctorate in Ascetical and Mystical Theology.
In 2002 Dr O’Donnell was appointed a consultor to the Pontifical Council for the Family by Pope John Paul II. Pope Benedict XVI renewed this appointment in 2009. Dr O’Donnell is the author of Heart of the Redeemer, a theological investigation and spiritual guide to the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Swords Around the Cross, an historical investigation of a crucial period in the history of Catholic Ireland.
He is a frequent lecturer for EWTN, producing numerous programmes of theological and historical interest. Dr O’Donnell and his wife, Catherine, have nine children and six grandchildren.
Priests After His Heart
This session will examine the role of the priest as leader of the Christian community in the light of Church teaching. It will emphasize conformity to Christ in imitation of the sentiments of our Lord’s priestly Heart as found in the Gospels.