Fr. James R. Kelleher, SOLT, S.T.D.
Eucharistic Family Rosary Crusade
Fr. Kelleher is an internationally recognized speaker on the topic of Eucharistic Adoration and the family rosary. He has fulfilled major speaking engagements at Marian and Eucharistic Conferences in the United States, England and India. Fr. Kelleher founded Eucharistic Family Rosary Crusade on October 19, 2003 in Rome, Italy on the day Mother Teresa was beatified.
Fr. Kelleher launched his first large Rosary Crusade in the Diocese of Dallas with An Evening of Eucharistic Adoration and Global Living Rosary on Friday night, May 13th in the Cotton Bowl with 22,000 people in attendance. On Sunday, May 25,2008, he organized An Afternoon of Eucharistic Adoration and Global Living Rosary in the Kansas City Royals Baseball Stadium with 25,000 participants. Both events were broadcast around the world on EWTN. From 2013 through 2017, Fr. Kelleher did eight smaller Rosary Crusades throughout the country of Ireland. On Sunday night, July 23 2017, he organized An Evening of Eucharistic Adoration and Global Living Rosary in the Spokane Avista Baseball Stadium with approximately 5,000 people attending.
Teaching Mariology, Spiritual Theology and Evangelization at the college and seminary levels, Fr. Kelleher holds a doctorate in Sacred Theology and a licentiate in Spiritual Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, Italy. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana. After his graduation from Notre Dame, Fr. Kelleher worked for Coopers & Lybrand, a Big Eight public accounting firm, as well as Santa Fe Communications, a Catholic cable network, in Los Angeles.
Fr. James R. Kelleher, SOLT, S.T.D. was the founding President of Our Lady of Corpus Christi (OLCC), a Catholic undergraduate, liberal arts institution founded by the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT) in 1998. The vision of OLCC was the education and evangelization of the world’s young people and their nations. Under Fr. Kelleher’s leadership, a world-class Chapel of Perpetual Adoration was constructed from 2001-2003 on the OLCC campus.