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, Slovak 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, Daystar and EWTN – Traveling – National Parks – Exercising – Golf – Taking pictures of creation – Astronomy - Listening to Music - Walking and biking on the beach – Reading – Journaling – Watching Sports

On a more personal note:

Thank you for your interest in my life: I'm shy and introverted, but the Holy Spirit pushes me beyond myself. I love sports. Golf: Love watching on TV. Also: Go New England Patriots and Red Sox. I work out every day (A lifestyle!): elliptical, bike, treadmill, sit-ups, 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 hardly ever go to the movies. I have a two TV producers: Creating TV episodes is the hardest and most rewarding thing I do! I just finished my 25th book: Real Life! Writing is a prayer for me. Despite all my traveling, I still love to sit by the window on the plane, praying and marveling at the sights. I love simply taking walks, breathing the air and feeling the Sun!  My favorites? The National Parks...During the Pandemic, my TV ministry blossomed. I was able to stay in Houston and devote myself to prayer and writing. I am just starting to travel and preach missions again as of Sept. 2021. Because of the Pandemic, I wasn't out preaching parish missions. 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
Your Best Lent Ever!
There Is a Solution
Real Life/ Real Issues/ Real Solutions




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