Rev. Maurice J. Nutt, CScR

Redemptorist Father Maurice J. Nutt holds a doctorate degree in preaching from Aquinas Institute of Theology. He has served as pastor in parishes in St. Louis and Memphis. He is a nationally noted retreat, revival, and parish mission preacher. Father Maurice is a former director of the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University of Louisiana, and a past convener of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium. Father Maurice serves as a doctoral thesis advisor for students pursuing a doctorate in preaching as well as a consultant and teaches in the Academy for the Mastery of Preaching at Aquinas Institute of Theology. Father Maurice founded Copiosa Care, a Redemptorist Spiritual Direction ministry in 2021. He was inducted into the 2022 class of the prestigious Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Father Nutt is a member of the Redemptorists’ Denver Province Extraordinary Provincial Council and serves as a consultant of the cause for canonization of Sister Thea Bowman, FSPA, for the Diocese of Jackson. He wrote an award-winning biography of his mentor, Sister Thea Bowman, FSPA, titled, Thea Bowman: Faithful and Free. His latest book titled Down Deep in My Soul: An African American Catholic Theology of Preaching was published this year by Orbis Books. He co-edited the book, Preaching Racial Justice to be released in the Fall of 2023. He is the local superior of the Redemptorist community in New Orleans, where he also serves as the director of the National Shrine of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos. Father Maurice is a proud life-member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.