About Fr. Flader

Fr. Flader is an American priest of Opus Dei who was ordained in 1967.

Fr. Flader studied theology at the Roman College of the Holy Cross in Rome then went on to earn his doctorate in Canon Law from the University of Navarre in Pamplona in Spain (an institution founded by St. Josemaría Escrivá).

While studying in Rome from 1962 to 1964, Father had the privilege of being a close friend of St. Josemaría Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei.

Fr. Flader in Australia

Fr. Flader first came to Australia in 1968 to be chaplain to the new Warrane College in New South Wales where he served until 1991.

He was next the chaplain of the University of Tasmania for several years and went onto become the Director of the Catholic Adult Education Centre for the Archdiocese of Sydney from 2002-2010.

St. Josemaría Escrivá

As a Catholic Writer

Along with his priestly duties and other achievements, Fr. Flader is Catholic author with several published books and is regular a columnist for “The Catholic Weekly” and Perth’s “The Record”. Even more, he writes a person online blog which he categorizes as “Meditations and mutterings from a Catholic priest.”

Currently, Fr. Flader serves as the chaplain of Montgrove College in Sydney and is also the spiritual director of Parousia’s very own Charbel Raish.

Latest Article

His most recent post, “Hope in God,” includes a brief reflection on the importance of placing our hope and trust in God using prayer, meditating on Scripture, and looking to Mary as intercessor and the ultimate model for our hope.

Fr. Flader’s blog posts also 30 minute audio podcast which expounds upon the topics for further meditation.

Read more from Fr. Flader and listen to his meditation “Hope in God” by clicking the link below!

Latest Article from Fr. Flader:


“Hope in God”

Scriptural Meditation & Benedict XVI

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