Father Daniel Renaud, OMI

Daniel Renaud o.m.i.Father Daniel Renaud is a priest with the Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI). After a brief career as a drama educator in Ontario, he earned a Bachelor of Theology at Saint Paul University, Ottawa (1999) and an MA in Youth Ministry from Boston College, Massachusetts. A preacher, educator and spiritual guide in Canada and the U.S., Fr. Renaud has been the chaplain at Saint Paul University since 2004. For over 20 years he has been ministering through a combination of psychology, theology and education. He has extensive experience in spiritual direction and in giving the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius, and is a member of Spiritual Directors International (SDI).

Fr. Renaud served for several years as chair and co-chair of the executive board of Canadian Catholic Campus Ministry (CCCM), and was named by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) to lead the Canadian delegation to the 2011 World Congress in Rome, which addressed the pastoral care of international students. Fr. Renaud studied in the Christian Spirituality program at Creighton University in Nebraska, and was mentored into retreat ministry by Fr. Ronald Rolheiser (OMI), president of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas.