Fr. Christopher Crotty was born in 1967 and is a native of San Francisco, California. He served in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman during the Persian Gulf War, and joined the Fathers of Mercy in 1995. He completed his seminary studies at Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut, and was ordained on May 31, 2001. After serving as an Assistant Pastor in Louisville, Kentucky, for two years, he was assigned to the Mission Band of the Fathers of Mercy. The Congregation of the Fathers of Mercy was founded by Father Jean Baptiste Rauzan, in 1808, originally under the title of “The Missionaries of France.” The community was founded for the purpose of re-evangelizing the French people after the Catholic Faith had been subjected to years of attacks and persecution during the French Revolution. It is now exclusively an American community. The generalate is located in South Union, Kentucky. The primary apostolate of the Fathers of Mercy is to conduct parish missions and retreats throughout the country. Fr. Crotty specializes in giving parish missions and retreats that focus on Inner/Spiritual Healing. Click below for information about Fr. Crotty’s Healing Ministry. Institute of the Holy Spirit You can email Fr. Chris at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org View Fr. Chris’s blog & homily archives.