Share Francis S. MacNutt, Ph. Born , Francis MacNutt grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and had hoped to become a physician after finishing college and medical school. Following military service, Francis returned to college on the GI Bill.
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Share Francis S. MacNutt, Ph. Born , Francis MacNutt grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and had hoped to become a physician after finishing college and medical school. Following military service, Francis returned to college on the GI Bill. He graduated from Harvard University with honors and then earned an M. In , Francis joined the Dominican Order, the Order of Preachers, and was ordained to the priesthood in At the Aquinas Institute, he earned a Ph.
During his seven years of teaching, Francis wrote three books on preaching. He helped found the Catholic Homiletic Society which no longer exists and served as its president and, later, as its executive secretary. In , Francis was invited to a week-long charismatic Protestant retreat.
Among the leaders were Rev. Tommy Tyson and Agnes Sanford. It was at this retreat that Francis asked for prayer to be baptized in the Holy Spirit.
Not long after, he experienced a dramatic turning point in his ministry. Agnes Sanford told him that he would be used to bring healing prayer back to the Catholic Church.
He began praying for the sick and many were either completely healed or noticeably improved. Francis was one of the first Roman Catholic priests to be involved in charismatic renewal and in an active healing ministry.
He was an instrumental member of the group of charismatic leaders that formed the Charismatic Concerns Committee CCC in the early s. He resigned his administrative positions and began a full-time traveling ministry, preaching and teaching with teams that included Catholic and Protestants, such as Fr. Mike Scanlan and Ruth Carter Stapleton.
In just a few short years, Francis ministered in 31 countries on five continents. Merton House in St. Louis was his home base, as well as a center for charismatic renewal in St. Louis, where 60 priests were involved. In , Francis became a founder of the Association of Christian Therapists, whose purpose was to bring healing prayer into the medical profession. Francis first met Judith Sewell when he was a speaker at an international conference in Jerusalem Their paths crossed again, through ministry, two years later.
They were married in and settled in Clearwater, Florida, where they established Christian Healing Ministries that same year. Since the very beginning of their marriage, Francis and Judith have travelled widely, speaking and ministering together.
In , at the invitation of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida, they moved to Jacksonville, Florida, and expanded Christian Healing Ministries into a healing center for prayer ministry and training. In , Francis received a dispensation from the Church and their marriage was celebrated with a ceremony officiated by the Most Reverend John Snyder, Bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine, at Marywood Retreat Center in Jacksonville. Francis and Judith have two grown children, Rachel and David.
In , the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Service in the Vatican co-sponsored an international conference with Christian Healing Ministries for Catholic leaders from 42 countries. Held in Jacksonville, the purpose of the six-day conference was to bring the teachings of Francis and Judith to the worldwide Church.
In , he wrote Healing , which has become a classic.
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