Deacon Bill Smith

About Deacon Bill Smith

Bill Smith is a Permanent Deacon of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles assigned to Father Michael Kennedy, SJ. Father Kennedy is the founder and Executive Director of the Jesuit Restorative Justice Initiative which provides Ignatian retreats to the thousand of men and women incarcerated in California State Prisons. Bill holds a Doctor of Ministry degree (Preaching) from Aquinas Institute of Theology as well as three master’s degrees. He loves Chaplains!

Transformative Preachers: Hildegard of Bingen and Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney

Hildegard and Vianney were transformative preachers, catalysts for change—Hildegard by her presence in what was ... a "man's world;"  Vianney  by living his life as a "sermon of humility" in the Age of Enlightenment, when humanity cast … [Read more...]