My name is Fr. Charles Van Winkle, a member of the congregation of Holy Cross of the U.S. Province of Priests and Brothers, Notre Dame, Ind. Presently living at St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX, for many years I have presented retreats and missions primarily in the South, as well as one year to our military and their families in Germany. Also, I have been a missionary in what is now Bangladesh, taught school for 18 years, was briefly a Trappist monk, have been in prison ministry for many years and have had three books and three booklets published.

The purpose of my preaching and writing is simply and clearly to address the question all truth seekers are asking: “How is what you say or write going to enable me to be more happy and free along the way to the fullness of life?”

This site contains articles and books which I believe clarify some basic truths not adequately understood by very many Christians.