Kevin O'Brien

Kevin O’Brien, a Jesuit priest, is Vice President for Mission and Ministry at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He is the author of the award-winning book, "The Ignatian Adventure: Experiencing the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius in Daily Life."

Stories by Kevin O'Brien

Heaven Is for Now: 5 Ways to Experience Eternity Today

According to the Christian tradition, heaven doesn’t just happen when we die — it starts today. Here are five ways to experience heaven in the here and now.

Why Catholics See the Bible Differently than Protestants

The story behind the Catholic approach to Scripture.

Why celibacy is right for me

(Simon Brubaker/THE WASHINGTON POST) There has been much talk recently about priestly celibacy. Italian Archbishop Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s new … Continued

How to keep the faith on campus

Sept. 22, 2010Prospective students leave the undergraduate admissions building to take a tour of Georgetown University campus in Northwest Washington. … Continued

Prince George and the pope

Twice this year, millions of people stared at a set of closed doors, waiting. In March, we waited for the … Continued

How to become a saint

When he canonizes John XXIII and John Paul II, Pope Francis affirms with the highest authority that these two servants are enjoying life with God in heaven.

The Gift of Celibacy

By Rev. Kevin O’Brienchaplain, Georgetown University There has been much talk about Father Alberto Cutié’s very public struggles with his … Continued