Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti, a priest of the Diocese of Syracuse, is an expert on priestly spirituality and wellness issues. He is a Catholic author, speaker, educator, psychologist, and retreat leader. He served for many years at Saint Luke Institute in Maryland, rising to president and CEO.
A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Rossetti earned a doctorate in psychology from Boston College and a doctor of ministry degree from the Catholic University of America. Rossetti is the author or editor of twelve books, including Born of the Eucharist, Letters to My Brothers, The Joy of Priesthood—recipient of a Catholic Press Association book award—and Diary of an American Exorcist. He serves as research associate professor of pastoral studies at the Catholic University and is president of St. Michael Center for Spiritual Renewal.
Rossetti received a Proclaim Award from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as well as a lifetime service award from the Theological College of the Catholic University of America. In 2010, he earned the Touchstone Award from the National Federation of Priests’ Councils for a lifetime of work with priests. In 2013, Rossetti received the Pope John Paul II Seminary Leadership Award from National Catholic Educational Association for distinguished service in priestly formation and was awarded a doctor of divinity degree, honoris causa, from St. Mary’s Seminary and University.