Charles Kestermeier, SJ

Charles Kestermeier, SJ teaches English composition and ancient world literature in the English department at Creighton University (Omaha, NE), where he also serves as campus chaplain. Fr. Kestermeier is also a frequent contributor to Our Sunday Visitor.


  1. Work: A Four-Letter Word?

    Charles Kestermeier, SJ, instructor in the English department at Creighton University, reflects on the Christian ambivalence towards the world of work.

    Martha And Mary Caravaggio

  2. Humor in the Bible

    Charles Kestermeier, SJ, professor in Creighton University's English department, highlights the humorous passages in the Old and New Testaments.

    Elisha With Bears

  3. Three Views on 'Having a Vocation'

    When I was in grade school, the whole idea of having a vocation seemed rather clear to me: I learned that I had a vocation either to the priesthood or to marriage, and that was it. Anyone not choosing to be a priest (or brother) or a nun...

    Calling Of Sons

  4. Dealing with Distractions in Prayer

    I don’t think that I’m wrong to say that we wish both to pray and to feel ourselves to be in prayer but that we blame “distractions” for not allowing us to achieve one or both of these aims. I do believe, however,...

    Distraction Crop