Fr. Cedric's Biography

A religious of the Passionists of Holy Cross Province (C.P., The Congregation of the Passion); Fr. Cedric is best known for his evangelical missions and his television program “Live with Passion!” (Where to Watch)

Born: June 12, 1957 in Springfield, Massachusetts
          (of Italian, Slovack and Albanian descent)

Raised: Agawam (Feeding Hills), Massachusetts

Resides: Holy Name Retreat Center, Houston, TX (2001-present)

Education Ministry
Agawam High School
 — Graduated 1975
UMass at Amherst
 — BS in Social Work 1980
S. Illinois at Carbondale
 — Studied Philosophy 1984
Israel, Greece and Egypt
 — Studied Scriptures 1988
Northwestern University
 — Studied Speech and Drama 1988
Catholic Theological Union
 — Master of Divinity 1990
N. American College-Rome
 — Theological Study Program 2003
Youth Minister
 — Marceline, Chamois, St. Louis 1980-83
Professed Vows as Passionist Religious
 — September 8, 1985
Ordained a Deacon
 — September 14, 1990
Ordained a Priest
 — June 29, 1991
Preach evangelistic missions
 — United States and Canada 1990-present

Led Pilgrimage: Israel 1995
Led Pilgrimage: Israel, Greece, Rome 1999
Led Pilgrimage: Shrines of Italy 2001

Interests and Hobbies:

Prayer and preaching – Creating new TV episodes – Working with TBN and EWTN – Traveling – National Parks – Exercising – Golf – Taking pictures of creation – Astronomy - Walking and biking on the beach – Reading – Journaling – Watching Sports

On a more personal note:

I drive a 2011 Ford Escape with 100,000+ miles on it, but I also fly a lot on United Airlines. I love to play golf (3x a month) and watch it on TV. Favorite golfer? I have to admit it: I'm still a Tiger Woods fan! He's fun to watch. I work out as much as my schedule allows: elliptical, bike, treadmill, sit-ups, swimming, weights and stretching. I love listening to music – both Religious: Amy Grant!; and Rock/Pop: especially music from the 70's and 80's. I go to the movies occasionally; have you seen I Can Only Imagine or Paul the Apostle or the movie about Pope Francis? I have a new producer for TBN (He worked for Joel) and will be filming in Houston in February. Creating TV episodes is the hardest and most rewarding thing I do! In 2018, I wrote "The Sacred Quest," my 22nd book. Writing is a prayer for me. Despite all my traveling, I still love to sit by the window on the plane, praying or marveling at the sites. I love simply taking walks, breathing the air and feeling the Sun!  My favorites? The National Parks...Wow!! I am New England true and blue, so my favorite sports teams are the Patriots, Red Sox (World Champs!!) and Celtics. But, I live in Houston, so I have adopted the Astros and Texans as my secondary teams. Thanks for checking out some of what I am into. You are so kind to be interested in my life! ~ Fr. Cedric P.S. I believe we can change the world! Join with me...together we Can do it. 

As an Author

Live Passionately!
Glorious Holy Spirit
Thy Kingdom Come!
You Can Change
Death: The Final Surrender
Come Encounter Jesus
Golf and God
Eucharist: A Living Sacrifice
God's Not Boring!
A Retreat with Fr. Cedric
He Touched Me
You Can Be Happy
Kept in Christ
Seasons of Life
The Sacred Walk
Choose Life and Live!
Rise! Living the Risen Life
You Are Loved!
Challenges Make Champions
More Than Conquerors
Windows of Wisdom

The Sacred Quest



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