Join Fr. Mark Haydu, LC on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Fr. Mark Haydu, LC, was ordained to priesthood with the Legionaries of Christ in 2007 and has earned two undergraduate degrees in philosophy and theology as well as two licentiate degrees (STL) in political moral philosophy and Christian moral theology from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, in Rome.
He currently serves as the local chaplain of the Lumen Institute caring for the chapter in Manhattan, NY chaplain, a position be began in September of 2016. In that role he writes the materials the members study as well as guiding them in 1 on 1 coaching. He also serves on the National Board of the Lumen Institute. He served as the National Chaplain for the Lumen Institute from September of 2016 to September of 2020.
From October 2007 to June 2016 Fr. Mark Haydu, LC, served in the Vatican as the International Director of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums and continues to serve as a special advisor to this office. The Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums are a group of people that support the preservation and perpetuation of the vast and unique collection of art contained in the Vatican Museums and provide the main source of revenue for the Vatican Museums’ art restoration projects among other things.
Fr. Mark Haydu, LC, has also authored several publications. In 2013 his first book, Meditations on Vatican Art, won the Best Book award from the Association of Catholic Publishers and was a bestselling book in the categories of art and spirituality on Amazon for several weeks. In 2015 his second book, Meditations on Vatican Art: Angels, received the Best Design award from the Association of Catholic Publishers. He has also written several articles and interviews that have appeared in various publications such as the National Catholic Register, EWTN, Rome Reports, Alpha and Omega, Victoria and Albert Museum catalogue, and the Vatican Museums Bulletin. Presently he is a regularly contributor of scripture reflections for Liguori Publications’ Our Parish Community bulletin which reaches over 1,200 Catholic parishes throughout the United States each Sunday.
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