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Rev. R. Tony Ricard, M.Th., M.Div. ‘82

Name: Rev. R. Tony Ricard, M.Th., M.Div. ‘82

Title: Campus Ministry and Theology Department



Loyola University New Orleans – Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education ‘87

Xavier University’s Institute for Black Catholic Studies – Master of Theology ‘94

Notre Dame Seminary – Master of Divinity ‘95

Rev. R. Tony Ricard is a Priest for the Archdiocese of New Orleans and Pastor of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish. He is also a Core Instructor of Church Doctrine and Youth Ministry for the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University of Louisiana. He also serves as the Catholic Chaplain of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints.


Fr. Tony is the author of 12 awesome books which include “I Still Believe: A Testimony of Faith After the Storm,” “Don’t Be Stupid! Lessons You Should Already Know,” and “Diary of An Unapologetic Roman Catholic Priest”.  His  books, “Tony Tales” and “Tony Tales 2" are a compilations of his first nine Best-Selling books. His newest book is entitled, “Dreams I’ve Never Had! Justice Denied/Justice Supplied”. It was created with the help and writings of 14 St. Augustine High School students. It reflects on many of the issues that we are currently faced that we never dreamed we would have to face.


Fr. Tony has given keynote addresses, retreats, revivals, and youth talks across the nation and throughout Canada. At last count, he has preached in and visited 22 other countries.



          Office: 504-944-2424 ext. 332



Favorite Book: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss  
Favorite Place on Campus:  The Campus Ministry Center
Favorite Marching 100 Song:  In the Stone
Favorite Snowball Flavor:  ½ Strawberry and ½ Grape
Favorite Teacher:  Mrs. Ann Franier – Algebra II
Favorite Trip: Speaking Engagement in Hawaii with two current Purple Knights
Fun Fact: I really love Country Music!