Donal Godfrey, S.J.

Fr. Donal Godfrey, S.J. was born in Liverpool, England. Donal was educated at Stonyhurst College and at University College, Cork. He is a member of the Irish Bar, and a Jesuit priest of the Irish province of the Society of Jesus. Donal holds degrees in philosophy from the Milltown Institute of Dublin, a Master’s in theology from Regis College at the University of Toronto, a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, and a Doctorate in Ministry from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, CA. He is the author of the book, Gays and Grays: The Story of the Gay Community at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church (Lexington, 2007). Prior to coming to USF, Donal worked at Clongowes Wood College, Ireland, the Jesuit Centre of Spirituality in Belfast for reconciliation between Catholics and Protestants, and in ministry at Loyola University, Chicago. Donal's areas of responsibility currently include working with alumni, the USF Law School, promoting Ignatian spirituality among our faculty and staff, working with the LGBTQ community, spiritual direction, and pastoral counseling.

  • Ireland
  • Modern literature
  • Hiking
  • Film



Title: Associate Director
for Faculty and Staff Spirituality,
University Ministry