Fr. Paul Watkins has been a priest for over 30 years and has extensive experience in campus ministry, parish ministry, as well as business. Father Paul started Boudreaux’s Foods which created two brands of food products, Boudreaux’s and Sugar Busters. After living many years in New Orleans, Fr. Paul moved to Memphis, TN, and taught at Christian Brothers University. Fr. Paul earned his Doctorate at the University of Memphis and has an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia. Fr. Paul taught marketing strategy, internet marketing as well as social media marketing at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN. In 2019 Fr. Paul retired as a tenured faculty member in the Management, Marketing, and Economics department of the School of Business at CBU and moved back to New Orleans and is glad to be home. He has extensive experience with international travel as well as computers, networking, and cooking New Orleans food. When in town, he says mass on Wednesdays at St. Louis Cathedral and you can catch him online at The Daily Mass.
Most importantly for Catholic Journeys, Fr. Paul finds being a Spiritual Director on a pilgrimage incredibly rewarding. He has been able to deepen his own faith, while at the same time engaging pilgrims in thought-provoking discussions. One of Fr. Paul’s interests is the Holy Shroud of Turin and he has been following the scientific developments related to the Shroud for over 40 years. On his last pilgrimage, Fr. Paul enjoyed explaining some of these developments while on the bus headed to a pilgrimage site. Fr. Paul has been to Rome many times as well as the Holy Land, Medjugorje, and most of Europe.
If a group needs a Spiritual Director, check with Fr. Paul!
Phone: (800) 715-6670