About Father Jonathan Morris

Father Jonathan Morris


A native of Cleveland, Ohio (but a diehard Michigan Wolverine fan) Father Jonathan lives in New York City where he serves in campus ministry at Columbia University, as Program Director of SiriusXM’s “The Catholic Channel”, and as an analyst for the Fox News Channel.

His most recent book is The Way of Serenity: finding peace and happiness in The Serenity Prayer.

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Father Jonathan Morris studied Business Administration at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. He entered the seminary at the age of 21, and later went on to complete separate degrees in Classical Humanities, Philosophy, and Theology. In 2004, he graduated magna cum laude with a Licentiate graduate degree in Moral Theology from Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University in Rome, Italy.

Father Jonathan was ordained a Catholic priest in Rome on December 24th, 2002. His foray into mass media was as a theological advisor and marketing consultant for Mel Gibson’s epic religious film The Passion of the Christ.

From 2009 –2013, Father Morris served as parochial vicar of the historic St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, in the SOHO district of New York City.

He currently resides and ministers at Corpus Christi Church, near Columbia University campus.

The Way of Serenity

Finding Peace and Happiness In the Serenity Prayer

In his newest book, Father Jonathan leads us on a spiritual journey through one of the most beloved prayers of our day, The Serenity Prayer. Do you need the courage to change the things you can? Do you need Serenity to accept the things you cannot change? Do you need wisdom to know the difference? In this book, Father Jonathan teaches us how to live all three of these, day in and day out. Through moving narratives, illuminating historical anecdotes, and pertinent Biblical passages, he demonstrates the life-changing experience of using The Serenity Prayer as an instrument to grow closer to God and receive from him the peace and happiness we all seek.

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The Way of Serenity

Other Books

  • God Wants You Happy

    God Wants You Happy

    Father Morris challenges the wisdom espoused by New Age self-help experts with the time-tested counsel found in the Bible. Readers who may have sought solace in popular self-help books will be enthralled by Morris’s moving argument about the enduring spiritual succor awaiting in Scripture.

  • The Promise

    The Promise

    Father Morris peels back the layers of questions that arise when someone asks the question "why me?" Father Morris delves into how to be healed from the spiritual, emotional, and even physical scars left behind by suffering. He offers six principles for living a free life, that is, a life free of the fear that God is not there for us.

Speaking Engagements

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In as much as his local commitments allow, Fr Jonathan makes himself available to groups around the country as a speaker and fundraiser for causes he believes in. If you or your organization would like to invite Fr Jonathan to speak at your event, please contact us so that we can review his availability.

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"He was highly informative, practical, and engaging, received a roaring and enthusiastic standing ovation at the end."
Fr. Dave Heney, Pastor, St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church

"I could not endorse Father Jonathan's message, his speaking ability, or his book, any stronger."
Rhett A. Young, Director of Student Missionary Outreach, Franciscan University

"Father Jonathan delivers a riveting message that challenges not only one’s mind, but one’s conscience."
Paige Rosato, New Orleans, Louisiana

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