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Jared Zimmerer

Director of the Word on Fire Institute

Jared is a Catholic author, speaker, blogger, husband and father of 6 and the Director of the Word on Fire Institute. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, is a competitive all-natural bodybuilder, a martial arts practitioner, and a passionate advocate of evangelizing the fitness culture with the help of the Catholic Faith. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary.


Jared Zimmerer Latest Blog Posts

Evangelization, Movement, and the Word on Fire Institute

by Jared Zimmerer . September 18, 2018 . 0 Comments

If you’ve listened to anything produced by Bishop Barron within the last two years, you’ve probably heard the dire statistics of the “nones,” those absented from religion. Of particular concern ar...

Assent of the Domestic Church

by Jared Zimmerer . August 23, 2018 . 0 Comments

When my wife and I put our house on the market, by the grace of God we had three showings in less than a week. It occurred to me that when people I have never met come into my home, I often wonder what goes through their...

Pier Giorgio Frassati as a Model of Freedom

by Jared Zimmerer . July 04, 2018 . 1 Comments

July 4th is for many a day of fireworks, cold beer, and barbeque. As a national holiday, we remember the founding of our nation in a revolution against tyranny. Most often we impose a surface level meaning of authen...

Reaching the Spiritually Indifferent: An Interview With Matt Nelson

by Jared Zimmerer . June 12, 2018 . 0 Comments

In his new book Just Whatever, Catholic apologist and Word on Fire Blog contributor Matt Nelson says that religious indifference is the great spiritual sickness of our age—a product of the relativism that domi...

“Gaudete Et Exsultate” and the Word on Fire Movement

by Jared Zimmerer . April 25, 2018 . 0 Comments

When reading Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, Gaudete Et Exsultate, I couldn’t help but be reminded of Leon Bloy’s famous line, “The only real sadness, the only real failure, the only great tr...