Seán O'Laoire is a Catholic priest, ordained in 1972. Born in Ireland, he was awarded a B.Sc. degree (major in Mathematics) from the National University of Ireland. He spent 14 years in East Africa working in Education, Agriculture, Preventative Medicine, Famine Relief, and Architecture and also with physically disabled children. He is multi-lingual and has an M.A. and a Ph.D. in transpersonal psychology.
He is a co-founder and the Spiritual Director of a group of Bay Area Catholics, called "Companions on the Journey," who are attempting to find "a new way of being truly catholic."
He is, also, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with a private counseling practice in Los Altos. He lectures and conducts scientific research on the effects of prayer, and has his findings published in three different research journals. In 1984, while living in Kenya, he wrote a book entitled Ukweli Ni Nini? (What does Truth Mean?).