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Francis MacNutt was born in 1925 and grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. He planned to become a physician, but ten days before entering Washington University Medical School, he was drafted into the Army, and served as a surgical technician during World War II. He later entered the Roman Catholic church and became a Dominican priest, earned a Ph.D. in Theology and taught and wrote three books on preaching.

Francis MacNutt

Francis MacNutt was one of the first Roman Catholic priests to became prominent in the charismatic renewal in the 1960s, In 1967, Francis was invited to a week-long charismatic Protestant retreat. Among the leaders were Rev. Tommy Tyson and Agnes Sanford. Following prayer to be baptized in the Holy Spirit, Agnes Sanford told him that he would be used to bring healing prayer back to the Catholic Church. Francis began praying for the sick, many of whom were completely healed or noticeably improved. He realized that Jesus’ ministry of healing and deliverance through the Holy Spirit, common in the early church, was being largely overlooked or ignored in the church today. Since then his entire ministry has been dedicated to bringing healing prayer back to its rightful place among Christians.

Francis became widely known and respected among Catholics and Protestants for his teachings about healing prayer and the power of the Holy Spirit to transform lives. He began a full-time traveling ministry, preaching and teaching with teams that included Catholic and Protestants, such as Fr. Mike Scanlan and Ruth Carter Stapleton, visiting 31 countries on five continents. He was based, with 60 other priests, at Merton House in St. Louis, a center for charismatic renewal, In 1976, he became a founded the Association of Christian Therapists, whose purpose was to bring healing prayer into the medical profession.

He is the author of the bestselling Healing, as well as The Healing Reawakening and several other books. With his wife, Judith, he conducts an extensive teaching ministry through conferences, seminars, tapes, and speaking engagements. They are the founders of Christian Healing Ministries in Jacksonville, Florida. In 2007, the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Service in the Vatican co-sponsored an international conference with Christian Healing Ministries in Jacksonville,, for 450 Catholic leaders from 42 countries. The purpose was to bring the teachings of Francis and Judith MacNutt to the worldwide Church.