ABOUT THE ST. MICHAEL CENTER
What is St. Michael Center?
St. Michael Center for Spiritual Renewal is a non-profit Catholic organization that prays with people who are spiritually suffering and in need of healing and deliverance. St. Michael Center conducts spiritual education workshops and trains clergy, religious and laity. The Center is committed especially to helping and supporting clergy in living healthy and holy lives. All of this is done under the mantle of the Blessed Virgin and with the protection of St. Michael and his angels.
Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti
Seated at the desk where St. Gemma Galgani sat in Lucca, Italy is Msgr Stephen J. Rossetti PhD DMin.
He has been the chief exorcist of the Archdiocese of Washington for over 12 years. He is a priest of
the Diocese of Syracuse and is a research associate professor at the Catholic University of America.
He is a licensed psychologist and has spent 30 years working in psychological treatment and the spiritual
renewal of priests and religious. He assists in the training of exorcists and lay team members. Msgr Rossetti has led hundreds of exorcism and deliverance sessions.
Fr. Luke Clark, OP
Fr. Luke hails from the great city of Philadelphia. While attending college seminary he experienced his priestly call deepen with a great attraction to religious life. This ultimately led him to discern a call to the Dominican friars and he was ordained in 2004. After ordination Fr. Luke served as campus minister at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Following four years of campus ministry he was made pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish serving the same university. During his six years as pastor he oversaw the construction of a new priory and worked with a vibrant and faithful team of priests and lay people that expanded the ministry at the parish. In 2014 Fr. Luke was elected prior of the Dominican House of Studies where he severed his own Dominican brothers as superior and assisted in the work of formation for their seminarians. During his last year as prior he began to assist Msgr. Rossetti in deliverance and exorcism ministry. He now works full time in deliverance, exorcism and healing ministry and is one of the official stable exorcists for the Archdiocese of Washington DC. In addition to healing and deliverance ministry Fr. Luke also gives retreats for FOCUS and other organizations. He also provides talks, training workshops and missions.
Fr. John Corbett, OP
Asst Professor of Moral Theology
Dominican House of Studies
I was ordained a Dominican priest in 1980. I have taught moral theology for the duration of my priesthood but have also preached retreats, given spiritual direction and helped out with parish duties. In the course of those duties I have met with people who were suffering from demonic affliction. There is a special sort of loneliness and isolation that envelopes these people because no one seems to understand what they are up against. Having seen this sort of affliction before, I was glad when Msgr Rossetti let it be known that there was an increasing need in the Archdiocese of Washington for priests to participate in prayer and deliverance ministry. If it is important for those demonically afflicted to know that they are not alone, it is doubly important for those who help them to be joined fast together in prayer and mutual support. No one works alone.
Rev. Msgr. Charles E. Pope
Msgr. Charles Pope attended George Mason University for Undergraduate Studies were he attained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science in 1984. He worked briefly with the Army Corp of Engineers as a Computer Systems Analyst. Fr. Pope’s interest in the priesthood stems from his experience as a church musician. He entered Mt. Saint Mary’s Seminary in 1985 where he earned a Master of Divinity Degree as well as a Master of Arts Degree in Moral Theology.
Fr. Pope was ordained to the priesthood on June 24, 1989 by James Cardinal Hickey. His first assignment was at Mt. Calvary Parish in Forestville, MD as Associate Pastor from 1989-1993. From 1993-1999 Fr. Pope served as Associate Pastor of Holy Comforter St. Cyprian Parish in Southeast Washington, D.C. From 1999-2000 he was Associate Pastor at St. Mary’s Parish in Laurel, MD. In April of 2000 Fr. Pope was appointed Pastor of St. Thomas More Parish in Southeast Washington, D.C. In 2007 Msgr. Pope returned to Holy Comforter – St. Cyprian Parish where he currently serves as Pastor. From 1997-1999 Fr. Pope Conducted a Weekly Bible Study in the U.S. Congress. He also conducted a weekly Bible Study at the White House from 2004-2008. Other ongoing assignments for Fr. Pope include, being Archdiocesan Coordinator for the Celebration of the Latin Mass, and Coordinator of Deliverance Ministry.
Fr. Pope has been a member of the Priest Council and an Archdiocesan Consultor as well as a member of the Priest Personnel Board. He was named a Monsignor in 2005. He has writes the weekly Question and Answer Column for Our Sunday Visitor, paper. He writes regularly for the National Catholic Register, has published two books: The Ten Commandments and Catholic and Curious: 500 Questions and Answers on the Catholic Faith. In 2011 he was named assistant exorcist for the Archdiocese of Washington and has continued to assist in deliverance ministry since that time. In this regard he has also published columns and taught seminars on demonology and angelology in both parish settings and for the Institute of Catholic Culture. He blogs daily for the Archdiocese, and is a regular host on EWTN Radio’s “Morning Glory” show. He has conducted numerous Priest retreats; parish missions and teaches at the Institute for Catholic Culture. Msgr. Pope is also Dean of the Northeast Deanery. Msgr. Pope immensely enjoys his work as a diocesan priest and a parish pastor.