Father Paul Keenan: An Author of Soulful Inspiration
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Father Paul's final book, Why We Love Them So: Surviving the Loss of an Animal Friend, is now available. All proceeds donated to The Perseus Foundation.

Remembering Father Paul
Father Paul Keenan passed away on June 10, 2008, just three days before his Father Paul 62nd birthday. He has been a wise and compassionate counselor and a dear friend to so many. Father Paul was a generous, loving soul who always had a kind, healing word of encouragement to share. He is deeply missed.

Join us in celebrating and remembering his soulful life, which he devoted to God and helping others, through his service as a Catholic priest for over 31 years, his radio ministry and his many books and columns. Father Paul was a great light in our lives. His work and legacy live on in the many people he has inspired. We grieve, yet we know he is in Heaven, smiling upon us.

"Father Paul's beloved kitty Princess died at the end of January, 2017.  She had one grand mal seizure and little ones for 17 months, then went to her Daddy.  Feisty to the end.  She wasn't eating much at the end.  Night before, she still wanted the treats she loved.  Actually, pawed the bag from the hand feeding her, apparently, not quickly enough.  Dear is still with us, getting old, 20 years..  Almost always a good girl, Dear & Sweetheart are perfect names for her."

Dear Princess

This site has been continued as an archive of Father Paul's work. For information about Father Paul, his books or other writings, and/or the Paul A. Keenan Memorial Foundation, please contact



Father Paul Honors
Emily Marlow, Executive Producer of The Catholic Channel, and her team put together this wonderful remembrance of Father Paul. Includes many of his special moments on radio. Click to listen.Play Tribute


Father Paul Tributes
Tributes have poured in from far and wide. We share some of them here with you.



You can live a soulful life, one that is full of joy, hope, inspiration - a life where you love what you do and do what you love. That was Father Paul Keenan's prayer for you, and we know he would want this for you still. He was an inspiring writer and compassionate counselor.

Here are the books and articles that will continue to inspire you, uplift you and put you in touch with your capacity to live a purposeful, meaningful life.

  • Are you ready to turn your bad days into good news?
  • To find God inside you and in your world?
  • To increase you capacity to live a spiritual, soulful life?

Here you can explore all of those dreams and make them come true. Father Paul can still help.