About Henry Libersat

Deacon Henry Libersat was ordained for the Orlando Diocese in 1986 by the late Bishop Thomas J. Grady. He ministers at St. Mary Magdalen Parish, Altamonte Springs, Fla. His ministries include preaching, ministry to persons in assisted living, Men’s Bible Study, and evangelization.

He serves as volunteer chaplain to the Winter Springs (FL) Police Department. He also served for three years as volunteer chaplain to the McCoy U.S. Army Reserve, 377th Military Intelligence Battalion, Orlando.

He holds a BA in religious studies from Biscayne College and an MA in pastoral ministry from St. Thomas University, Miami.

Deacon Henry is a veteran of more than 50 years in Catholic journalism. In 1999 he retired as editor and general manager of The Florida Catholic, a newspaper which he and his staff developed into six editions for six of Florida’s seven dioceses.

In addition to this blog, he writes a monthly “Chaplain’s Chat” for police personnel. 

He is the author of several books including “Catholic and Confident” (June, 2012, Servant Books). He served as coauthor for Sister Briege McKenna’s international best seller, “Miracles Do Happen,” (now in 50 languages). He is the author of a four-volume series on the Catholic Catechism under the general title, “A Catholic Confession of Faith,” Pauline Books and Media, Boston.

He preaches parish missions and conducts retreats for laity and deacons.

In the Orlando Deacons Council he served four years as continuing education chairman and five years as chairman of the council.

Deacon Henry was born of Cajun parents on July 4, 1934 in Groves Texas. He grew up in Cajun Louisiana where he met his wife, Peg. They were married June 4, 1952. They have seven married children, 21 grandchildren, and 36 great-grandchildren.

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  2. Wm Sutter June 3, 2016 at 5:09 pm #

    Henry, Sharon and I just ran acrossed this wonderful blog. It is great to see you continue the Lord’s work in your ministry. What a privilege and joy to say we know you, we love you, and have been blessed to serve with you. Bill and Sharon Sutter.

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