Spiritual Director

Father Seán ÓLaoire was born in Ireland and was awarded a BSc degree (major in Mathematics) from the National University of Ireland. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1972 and subsequently spent 14 years working among the Kalenjin people of East Africa. He is multi-lingual. 

Dr. ÓLaoire has an MA and a PhD in Transpersonal Psychology and is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with a private counseling practice in Los Altos, California. He lectures and conducts scientific research on the effects of prayer. 

Fr. Seán is a co-founder and Spiritual Director of Companions on the Journey (COJ), a spiritual community which seeks to recognize the God/divinity within each of us and among all of us. COJ is an independent, non-hierarchical Eucharistic community dedicated to aligning itself with God and healing the separations between us. Each individual’s spirituality is seen as derived from his/her own experiences of God, immanent and transcendent, and is illuminated by the teachings of Christ and the wisdom of other spiritual traditions. 

Fr. Seán is the author of five books:

  1. Ukweli ni Nini?” (What is truth?) – written in Kiswahili (1983)
  2. Spirits in Spacesuits –  A Manual for Everyday Mystics” (2003)
  3. Souls on Safari”     –  published in 2006 –  Translated into German as “Seelen auf Safari” (2007)
  4. A Sensible God” (2008)
  5. Why – What Your Life Is Telling You About Who You Are and Why You’re Here” (2013)
  6. “Setting God Free: Moving Beyond the Caricature We’ve Created in Our Own Image” (2021)
  7. At Audible.com: “Setting God Free: Moving Beyond the Caricature We’ve Created in Our Own Image” (2023)

Please visit Fr. Seán’s webpage: https://www.spiritsinspacesuits.com

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