Rev. Richard Fragomeni is a presbyter of the Diocese of Albany, New York, and has been a member of the CTU faculty since 1990. His teaching involves him in Roman Catholic theology, interpretation theory, and poetry. His current work is in the field of word and sacrament: the intersection of symbolic activity and language as it creates insights into the Christian proclamation of grace. Central to this work is a fascination with the power of liturgy and preaching in the transformation of the human heart.

Richard is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Religious Studies at DePaul University. He also serves as the Rector of The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, an Italian-American spiritual center in Chicago’s historic Little Italy. In addition to his teaching duties he is a preacher of parish missions and gives presentations nationally and internationally on liturgical, sacramental, and catechetical topics.

Rev. Richard Fragomeni


  • At the Name of Jesus: The Way, The Truth and the Light (World Library Publications, 2006) with Br. Michael McGrath, OCFS
  • Blessed Art Thou: Mother, Lady, Mystic, Queen (World Library Publications, 2007) with Br. Michael McGrath, OCFS
  • In Shining Splendor: Fifty Eastertime Meditations (World Library Publications, 2007)
  • The Eucharist: 50 Questions from the Pews (Liguori, 2009)