Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, STD, is the Pastor of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Indian Land, South Carolina. He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Theology at Belmont Abbey College. He has authored several books, including Be Not Troubled: A 6-Day Personal Retreat with Father Jean-Pierre De Caussade, Lord, Teach Us to Pray, and Kingdom of Happiness: Living the Beatitudes in Everyday Life.
Father Kirby holds a doctorate in moral theology from the Holy Cross University in Rome, a Master of Arts in Philosophy and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the Franciscan University of Steubenville.
In 2016, Father Kirby was recognized for his service to local communities and young adults throughout South Carolina by then- Governor Nikki Haley with the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian honor.
Working with St. Benedict Press and Catholic Scripture Study International, Father Kirby was the Host of the award-winning program Doors of Mercy and was one of the co-instructors of the programs, Luke: The Gospel of Mercy and Jesus Revealed. He is the Host of the program Kingdom of Happiness.
Father Kirby is a Senior Contributor for the news site Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse.
For more information on Father Kirby, please visit frkirby.com, or follow him on Twitter @fatherkirby..
2020 Speaking Circuit
Echoing the petition of the disciples, Lord, teach us to pray, this book guides the reader through the challenges of discipleship and the various stages of prayer. Fr. Kirby lovingly and expertly examines this crucial petition, shedding light on its three parts the call to follow the Lord, to live virtuously, and to pray while laying out a course for growing in discipleship and strengthening the interior life.