Fr. John Hopkins, L.C. was ordained in 1991 by Pope John Paul II. He served for 18 years in Washington, DC, and helped found Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center and the Center for Family Development, as well as the Alpha-Omega Clinic, a Catholic mental health center. He is also president emeritus of Divine Mercy University (DMU), which integrates the best of modern psychology with Catholic faith. He has earned degrees in Humanities, Philosophy, Psychology and Moral Theology, and is multilingual – speaking English, Spanish, and Italian.
In addition to being the Director of the Divine Mercy Clinic and Family Center, Fr. John provides spiritual direction as an additional source of healing and transformation in the center’s holistic approach to promoting flourishing. In his ongoing relationship with DMU and its leading Catholic professors on the topics of faith-integration and psychology, he has helped develop an online Spiritual Director program that prepares students with a transformational experience that will enable them to be spiritual directors with the heart and mind of Jesus Christ and in the tradition of the Church’s tried experience.