Christopher Landfried

Archdiocese of Chicago

Ordination Year


Home Town

Falls Church, Virginia, suburb of Washington, DC

Home Parish

St Bartholomew


University of St Mary of the Lake (Philosophy)

Previous Career

Mortgage Financing and Remodeling houses


English, Spanish and some Italian


Love to travel, especially internationally, but not as a tourist. I stay with friends or family to experience daily life wherever I travel.


I have lived in California, in Mexico for a year, in Israel, and in the Caribbean. I love the ocean and the mountains... wide open spaces. I'm half-Bajan... look up what that means!

Favorite Saint

Padre Pio, Mother Theresa, St Benedict, St Francis, St Faustina.

Favorite Devotion

Divine Mercy Chaplet, with prayer intentions for each decade. Eucharistic Adoration.

What has been your favorite/most memorable story of your time at Mundelein thus far?

Light the Night youth event in November 2016. 800+ people, many visiting the Seminary for the first time, on a clear Fall evening, enjoying the beauty of our campus illuminated at night and, more importantly, the conversations, connections, sharing the faith, great testimonies and witness talks, and gathering together in contemplative prayer and reflection. An evening of prayer and reconciliation, with a Eucharistic Procession from the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception leading to Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the Cupola by the lake, and then the Celebration of the Eucharist outdoors, with people filling the terraces, the lake in the background behind the altar, and more than 30 Priests concelebrating. A truly memorable evening!!!

How can Mundelein's donors and community pray for you?

Oremus pro invicem:  Let us prayer for each other, to grow in closeness with the Lord and with each other.