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Author, Philosopher, Theologian, Psychologist


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About the author



From Cucamonga to the Lesser Antilles, tens of people consider Murr a foremost authority on misanthropic American philosopher, William Claude Dukenfield (1880-1946).

"Anyone who can't laugh at himself is most likely missing out on the joke of the century."

 — Charles T. Murr

I wanted to share this video of my Ordination to Priesthood [May 13, 1977] with family and friends, and to show some of the places special to me during my Roman years. The video is especially dedicated to my Mother and Father.

(born August 15, 1950) (also Charles Theodore Murr-Létourneau) is a Catholic priest, author, linguist, and founder of an Orphanage in Tepatitlan, Jalisco, Mexico.[1] Murr is notable as a recipient of the "Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World" award [2] and the "Ten Outstanding Young Americans". Both honors were awarded in 1985.

Early life

Charles Theodore Murr was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota on August 15, 1950, the oldest of seven children born to Theodore Charles and Anita Jane (née Spargur-Letourneau) Murr.



Murr completed his primary and secondary education at Saint Augustine Grammar and Providence Grade School, both in South Saint Paul. He attended Brady High School, run by the Christian Brothers (De La Salle Brothers) in West Saint Paul, graduating in 1969.

Murr then went on to St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, obtaining his B.A., (Magna cum Laude) in Romance Languages in 1971, while also taking graduate courses at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the summers of 1970 and 1971 in French, Spanish and Latin, and courses in Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

In the fall of 1971, he enrolled in the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Urbe, Rome, Italy; earning a second Baccalaureate, this time in Philosophy in 1972. He then began theological studies at the same University, earning another Baccalaureate, this time in Thomistic Theology, finishing in 1975. Moving on to Graduate Theology, Murr attended the Pontificia Universita Gregoriana, Rome, Italy, earning a (Doctoral-level) Licentiate in Sacred Theology in 1977, and continuing there, earning a Licentiate in Philosophical Anthropology in 1979.[3]

His continuing education includes: Universität Salzburg; Salzburg, Austria, 1993–1994, Psychology and German; Saint Joseph's Seminary, Dunwoodie, New York, M.Div. 1996, and New York University, New York, New York, M.S. in Psychology, 2001.

Dedication Mass Processional

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