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Fr. Thomas Dubay

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Fr. Thomas Dubay, S.M., is a retreat master and spiritual director for religious communities around the country, as well as a highly regarded speaker at conferences and retreats for lay people in North America.      

A Marist Priest, Father Dubay holds a Ph.D. from Catholic University of America and has spent the last twenty-seven years giving retreats and writing books on various aspects of the spiritual life. 

He has hosted five different 13-part television series on the topics of spirituality and prayer, and is the best-selling author of such acclaimed spiritual works as Fire Within, Prayer Primer, and Happy Are You Poor.

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