Rev. Cedric Pisegna, C.P. is a Passionist priest who professed vows in September of 1985. He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts and graduated from the University of Mass. at Amherst with B.S. in Social Work and a minor in Business. In addition, he has studied Philosophy at Southern Illinois University and has studied Speech and Drama at Northwestern University in Chicago.
Fr. Cedric graduated from the Catholic Theological Union at Chicago in May 1990 receiving his Master of Divinity degree with Bible Specialization. He was ordained a priest on June 29, 1991.
Presently, Fr. Cedric preaches retreats and missions throughout the United States and Canada ministering out of the Passionist retreat complex in Houston, Texas. He has preached over 300 parish missions (retreats for the whole church) for some 20 years. In 1987 he studied Scripture in Israel and Greece and has led pilgrimages there in 1995, 1999, and 2002. In the fall of 2003, he studied theology at the North American College in Rome, Italy.
He presently has a TV program “Live with Passion!” airing in nationally and internationally on the Church Channel. His radio program “Live with Passion!” airs on radio in many markets including Radio Maria. Fr. Cedric has produced a number of CD series and DVD’s on Christian living. He has also authored seventeen books: Live Passionately!, Glorious Holy Spirit, Thy Kingdom Come!, You Can Change, Death: The Final Surrender, Come Encounter Jesus, Golf and God, Eucharist: A Living Sacrifice, God’s Not Boring!, A Retreat with Fr. Cedric, He Touched Me, You Can Be Happy, Kept in Christ, Seasons of Life, The Sacred Walk; Choose Life and Live! and Rise!
Visit Fr. Cedric Pisegna’s website at www.frcedric.org