About Fr. Dana Ambrose Christensen, Obl. OSB

Fr. Dana Ambrose Christensen, Obl. OSB

Praised be Jesus and Mary!

I am a priest of the diocese of Sioux Falls, SD ordained on June 3rd , 2005. I have served in many parishes and other assignments in the diocese. I am an Oblate of the Monasterio di San Benedetto in Monte, in Norcia, Italy. The name I received when I became an Oblate was Ambrose, in honor of St. Ambrose of Milan, a fierce defender of the faith.

After a pilgrimage to Fatima, where I asked our Lady to make me a saint no matter what it takes, I learned that I likely had ALS. That diagnosis was confirmed in late 2019. Since then, I have retired from active ministry. I now spend most of my time praying before the Blessed Sacrament, writing, and providing commentary on current events on various social media platforms.

Since I no longer am able to use my arms or hands, I write using an eye gaze computer, which is controlled by my eyes. Since I am no longer able to speak, writing is my way to preach the gospel to, quite literally, all nations.

Even though I can no longer offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, I offer myself as a living sacrifice in union with the sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross. I offer myself through the hands of Mary in reparation for the sins which so wound the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. I also offer my sufferings for the Church and for my brother priests.

Please pray for me, and know that I pray for all who read my writings.