Chaplain's Corner

The Society's Chaplain is Monsignor Peter J. Vaghi.  He is also pastor of the Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda, Maryland, and a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington. Prior to his seminary formation at the Pontifical North American College in Rome and his studies at the Roman Gregorian University, he practiced law for a number of years in Washington, D.C. where he remains a member of the Virginia State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar.

As a part of his ministry to the John Carroll Society, Monsignor Vaghi gives a monthly theological reflection on First and Third Thursdays and has organized and led 20 religious pilgrimages to holy places throughout the world.

He is the author of the Pillars of Faith series—The Faith We Profess, The Sacraments We Celebrate, The Commandments We Keep and The Prayer We Offer.

He is also the author of Encountering Jesus in Word, Sacraments, and Works of Charity.

His latest book is Meeting God in the Upper Room.

His books are available for purchase through Ave Maria Press, Franciscan Media, or at the Little Flower Rectory.






Msgr. Peter Vaghi at the 2011 Red Mass

Related Links

  • Read a review of Msgr. Vaghi's book, "Meeting God in the Upper Room" in the Catholic Standard.
  • Read an interview of Msgr. Vaghi in America Magazine, entitled "Parish Priesthood Today: An Interview with Monsignor Peter Vaghi."
  • Listen to an interview of Msgr. Vaghi by Matt Swaim on "The Son Rise Morning Show," where Msgr. Vaghi spoke of the faith and service of his late father, Mr. Joseph P. Vaghi, Jr., on the 70th anniversary of World War II's D-Day.
  • Read an interview of Msgr. Vaghi by Catholic Book Blogger regarding his book, "Encountering Jesus in Word, Sacraments, and Works of Charity."
  • Read Msgr. Vaghi's homily from the Year of Faith opening Mass.
  • Our own Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi had an article published in the September 2012 issue of the Knights of Columbus magazine, Columbia, entitled "The Year of Faith and Vatican II."
  • Msgr. Vaghi wrote the cover story for The Priest Magazine - July 2012, entitled "Benedict XVI: The Theologian Pope."
  • Holy Cross College, Msgr. Vaghi's alma mater, conducts an interview with our chaplain.
  • James Martin, S.J. (America Magazine) reviews Msgr. Vaghi's book The Sacraments We Celebrate.
  • Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi's interview on Canada's Catholic TV show, Perspectives, talking about his books.