Fr. Malachy Joseph Napier, CFR

Fr. Malachy is originally from Georgia, the second oldest of eight children in the family – six boys and two girls. In 2008 he joined the Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, making his final vows in 2014, and being ordained to the priesthood just last year in May of 2020. During seminary he focused his studies on the anthropology of John Paul II and Edith Stein, which culminated in writing a thesis on the topic of sexual identity and gender ideology from the Catholic perspective. In his final year of seminary, he was blessed to work with Courage and receive formation and experiences that have shaped his priesthood already. Currently he serves in the CFR’s mission in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, where his principle work is with youth and prisoners.