Rev. Michael F. Lightner

Rev. Michael F. LightnerFr. Lightner was born on the feast of St Francis of Assisi in 1972.  As a standout athlete in high school, Michael accepted a full scholarship to play football at the University of Eastern Michigan. Standing 6 ft. 4 in. in height and possessing a massive build of 330 lbs, he was the ideal candidate for the NFL’s next offensive lineman. On a pilgrimage to Medjugorje, with his mother Joyce, the Lord called to him to play for His team. Through his incredible confession, to seeing God’s Healing Power first-hand, this college football-player was deeply moved by God’s Divine Mercy.

He earned a Masters in Divinity from Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD.  He was ordained a priest in May 21, 2005, by His Excellency, Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, the former Archbishop of Milwaukee, now the Archbishop of NY.

In 2005 Fr. Lightner was appointed Associate Pastor of St. Francis Borgia in Cedarburg, WI.    Since 2008, Father Lightner is the Director of Campus Ministries of the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He is also the Director of Apostolate of Prayer in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, WI.

Fr. Lightner has in the past spiritually guided the work of the Men of Christ  and Women of Christ  Conferences in six very successful conferences, with attendees numbering in the thousands.

Don’t miss the power of the Holy Spirit in this man’s life as he celebrates the 5th anniversary of his ordination with us and discusses “What Sort of Man Is This…?”  Matthew 8:27!!!


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