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New chaplain for the Everest Internship Program

Benjamin  O’Loughlin  has  a  deep  love  for  youth  ministry and has ministered to adolescents and young adults in places as widespread as Madrid and Seville, Spain, and Florence, Italy.
Born in Syracuse, NY, on October 1, 1984, he joined the Legionaries of   Christ   in  2001,   after   finishing   high school   at   Immaculate Conception Apostolic School (Center Harbor, NH, EEUU). His studies took him through Bad Münstereifel,  Germany  (novitiate  2001-­]2003), Salamanca, Spain (humanities studies 2003-­]2005), and finally Rome,  Italy,  where he studied philosophy and  theology up until his diaconate ordination on June 29, 2014.
He will be ordained a priest in Rome, Italy, on December 13, 2014.

Pastoral Experience

- Formation Instructor (Everest School, Monteclaro, Madrid, Spain 2005)
- Formation Instructor (Highlands School, Sevilla, Spain 2005-­]2007)
- Youth and family ministry (Florence, Italy 2007-­]2012)
- External  consultant  of  the  Center  for  Adolescence  and  Youth  Studies  -­]  Centro de estudios de adolescencia y juventud (University Francisco de Vitoria, Madrid, Spain 2012-­]present)
• 2007-2009 BA in Philosophy 
(Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum – summa cum laude)

• 2009-2011License in Ethics and Anthropology (postgraduate studies) 
(Thesis: The Relativity of the Content of Moral Imperatives in Antonio Millán-­]Puelles) (Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum – summa cum laude)

• 2011-2014 BA in Theology 
(Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum – summa cum laude)
-­ XXV Courseon Internal Forum  (Apostolic Penitentiary, Rome, Italy 2014)
-­ Theology of the Body  (Amor Seguro, AC – Castel di Guido, Rome, Italy 2014)
-­ The use of psychology in spiritual direction  (Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, Rome, Italy 2014)
Courses given
-­ Youth work: a look at today’s teenager 
(Ein Blick auf di Jugendlichen von Heute, Bad Münstereifel, Germany: 26.12.2013-­]06.01.2013)
-­ Moments of Adolescence and Existential Needs 
(Momentos de la adolescencia y necesidades existenciales, conference held  as part of the Master
in Accompaniment of the Center for Adolescence and Youth Studies, Rome, Italy 11-­]17.04.2014)

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