Fr. Mark O'Keefe, OSB

Fr. Mark O'Keefe, OSB, was the president-rector of Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology from 1996 to 2008.  An educator and a moral theologian, he professed vows as a Benedictine monk in 1979, and was ordained to the priesthood in 1983.

Fr. Mark is associate professor of moral theology at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, and the author of a five-book series on the Catholic priesthood. They include Priestly Wisdom, Priestly Prayer, Priestly Virtues, The Ordination of a Priest and In Persona Christi.

Other books include Becoming Good, Becoming Holy: On the Relationship of Christian Ethics and Spirituality, What Are They Saying About Social Sin? and Deciding to Be Christian: A Daily Commitment. His most recent book, Love Awakened by Love: The Liberating Ascent of Saint John of the Cross, won second place in the 2015 Catholic Press Association Book Awards in the "Best Book by a Small Publisher" category.

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