Charles Theodore Murr

Author, Philosopher, Theologian, Psychologist

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About the Author

From Cucamonga to the Lesser Antilles, tens of people consider Murr a foremost authority on misanthropic American philosopher, William Claude Dukenfield (1880-1946).

"Anyone who can't laugh at himself is most likely missing out on the joke of the century."


— Charles T. Murr

Charles Theodore Murr (also Charles Theodore Murr-Létourneau) [born 15/VIII/50] is a Catholic priest, author, linguist, and founder of Villa Francisco Javier Orphanage in Tepatitlan, Jalisco, Mexico.[1] Murr is notable as a recipient of the "Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World" award [2] and the "Ten Outstanding Young Americans". Both honors were awarded in 1985.

Early life

Charles Theodore Murr is the eldest of eight children born to Theodore Charles and Anita Jane (née Letourneau) Murr, of Saint Paul, Minnesota.



Murr completed his primary and secondary education at Catholic schools in the St. Paul area. He attended Brady High School, run by the Christian Brothers in West Saint Paul, graduating in 1969.


He then went on to St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, obtaining his B.A. (Magna cum Laude) in Romance Languages in 1971, while also taking graduate courses at the University of Wisconsin at Madison during the summers of 1970 and 1971 in French, Spanish and Latin.


In the fall of 1971, he enrolled in the Pontificia Universita San Tommaso D’Aquino in Urbe, Roma, Italia; earning a second Baccalaureate, this time in Philosophy in 1972. He began theological studies at the same university, earning another Baccalaureate in 1975 in Thomistic Theology. Going on to Graduate Theology, Murr attended the Pontificia Universita Gregoriana, Roma, Italia, earning a (Doctoral-level) Licentiate in Sacred Theology in 1977, and continuing there, earning a second Licentiate in Philosophical Anthropology in 1979.[3]


His continuing education includes: Universitat Salzburg; Salzburg, Osterreich, (1993–94) Psychology and German; Saint Joseph Dunwoodie, Dunwoodie, New York, M.Div. 1996, and New York University, New York, New York, M.A. in Psychology, 2001.

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