Dominican Friar wins Steward of Conscience Award in New York City

October 6, 2014

Fr. John McGuire, OP, received the 2014 Islamic Center at New York University Steward of Conscience Award in recognition of his valuable work for the Center during his many years of campus ministry in New York City. Fr. McGuire was described by the Islamic Center as a “long-time mentor, supporter, and friend.” Fr. McGuire made simple profession in the Order of Preachers in 1969 and was ordained a priest in 1973. Following ordination he did doctoral work in Ecumenical Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome (the Angelicum). This scholarship led him to be the first Roman Catholic priest to be employed by the Anglican Church, serving as Director of the International Ecumenical Center at Coventry Cathedral in England. Following his ecumenical work Fr. McGuire served as pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and remains a fellow of Yale University’s Jonathan Edwards College. He then served as Vice-Rector of the Angelicum in Rome for ten years before returning to New York to serve as pastor of St. Joseph’s Church in Greenwich Village. From 1995 to 2011 he was also the director of Catholic campus ministry at New York University, being influential in the construction and development of the NYU Catholic Center. Fr. McGuire is also a chaplain to the Knights of Malta.

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