• Father John Maria Devaney

    Father John Maria Devaney

     

    Fr. John Maria Devaney, O.P.Fr. John Maria Devaney, O.P. hosts the weekly program Word to Life. Ordained to the priesthood in 2015, Fr. John entered the Order of Preachers (commonly known as The Dominican Friars) in 2008. A member of the Province of St. Joseph, USA, he is currently assigned to the Priory of St. Vincent Ferrer in New York City where he is a staff chaplain and ethicist for the Dominican Friars Health Care Ministry of New York serving at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYP/Weil Cornell Medical Center and the Hospital for Special Surgery. During his years of theological study, Fr. John earned degrees from the Pontifical Faculty of The Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. Prior to answering the call to priesthood and religious life he earned a B.A. from Emerson College and worked for 15 years as a disc jockey in New Jersey, Boston and Los Angeles in addition too work in concert and music festival producing and artist management and promotion. On a special note, for the current Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy Fr. John Maria was selected by Pope Francis and the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization to be a Missionary of Mercy. Along with over 1000 priests from around the world, The Missionaries of Mercy are to be in special service to the Holy Father and the local bishops as a "living sign of the Father’s welcome to all those in search of his forgiveness..”(Misericordiae Vultus #18)