Meet Our Spiritual Advisor Rev. Patrick J. Griffin, C.M.


The Ladies of Charity at St. John’s University is honored and pleased to announce that Rev. Patrick J. Griffin, C.M. has accepted our request to be our Spiritual Advisor. In this capacity, he will join us at key membership meetings, at our Spiritual Day of Reflection and Installation Liturgy. He will help us uncover the process of spirituality that enables each individual to become more active with God. Fr. Griffin will guide us to better understand scripture and how we, as Catholic women may seek every opportunity to make Christ present by serving the material and spiritual needs of the sick, the poor and the marginalized of our society.

Fr. Griffin is a Brooklyn native and was ordained a Vincentian priest in 1979. After ordination, he completed a doctorate in Biblical Studies and has taught at various universities and seminaries. From 1993-1999, he worked in Rome as the Econome General of the Congregation of the Mission (the Vincentians).  From 2010-2014, Fr. Griffin ministered in Paris as the Director General of the Daughters of Charity. In March 2014, Fr. Griffin returned to St. John’s University where he assumed his current position as the Executive Director for the Vincentian Center for Church and Society.

Ladies of Charity Prayer



My God, I humbly beg you

   to make me an instrument of your love;

   give me the grace of performing

   all my actions to help my

   neighbor with charity, humility and simplicity.


It is my hope, Lord

   that fidelity in the practice of these

   virtues may obtain the reward

   which you have promised

   to those who serve you

   in the person of the poor.


LET US PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER- The special time that has been chosen to pray for all Ladies of Charity and their works is 9:00 o’clock on every Monday morning.  All our National Officers certainly appreciate your prayer.