Rev. John H. Hampsch, C.M.F.

Rev. John H.HampschThe Rev. John H. Hampsch, C.M.F., ordained as a Claretian priest in 1952, is listed in Who’s Who in Religion in America. He has served as parish priest, seminary professor and rector, professor in four universities, lecturer, magazine writer, newspaper columnist, editor, retreat master, hospital chaplain, prison chaplain, campus chaplain, Cursillo director and director of suicide prevention programs in Texas and California.

As an author and worldwide lecturer, Fr. Hampsch is engaged in a ministry that specializes in healing services and spiritual teaching seminars, many of which are taped.

Fr. Hampsch’s teachings are available as books, CDs and DVDs.  His present repertoire of printed materials include 16 books and 90 booklets.  Some of his books have been translated into ten languages.  His articles, both popular and scholarly, have been published in numerous periodicals, including scientific journal such as The Journal of Neuropsychiatry.

He earned degrees in philosophy from Loyola-Marymount University in Los Angeles and from Notre Dame University, with postgraduate work at the University of Southern California and the Dominican House of Studies in River Forest, Illinois, in ascetical and mystical theology. Widely traveled in 58 countries and in all 50 United States, Father Hampsch calls himself an “itinerant preacher-teacher,” with special emphasis on teaching and healing services. In addition to his personal appearances, his primary interest is in bringing Jesus to the hearts of people through the mass media.

Father Hampsch is an officer in the Los Angeles Archdiocesan Communication Association, a psychological consultant to the National Broadcasting Company, a member of the Association of Christian Therapists, past president of the Catholic Philosophical Association.

He is involved in radio and television appearances, a well as in writing spiritual books, booklets and articles.  His two television series, Send Forth Your Spirit and Didache along with this radio appearances on Clergy on Call have been broadcast in S. California, several other states and Canada.  On satellite Direct Broadcast TV, Fr. Hampsch’s new series Glad You Asked is intermittently telecast almost worldwide.

Proceeds of his ministry are directed to support the work of Claretian Missionaries, especially those in foreigh mission work.

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