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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

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...

St. George the Legendary Martyr

by Jared Zimmerer . April 23, 2018 . 0 Comments

In Selena, Libya, there was a lake that was inhabited by a fierce and ravenous dragon. To appease this terrifying dragon, the townspeople would feed it sheep, yet after some time the sheep would not do as the dragon beca...

Catholic Priest, Crossfitter, Ninja: An Interview with Fr. Stephen Gadberry

by Jared Zimmerer . April 11, 2018 . 0 Comments

Fr. Stephen Gadberry is a Catholic priest in the Diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas. He is also an avid fitness practitioner, and just recently was able to compete in the hit show, “American Ninja Warrior”!&nbs...