The Senior Paulist Father
Fr. James Lloyd, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. James Lloyd, 97, is the oldest-living Paulist Father.  He was born April 3, 1921.

He lives at our motherhouse on West 59th Street in New York City, just blocks from where he was raised on Manhattan’s West Side.  Fr. Lloyd's parents were performers on the vaudeville circuit.

Fr. Lloyd entered the Paulist novitiate in 1942. He was made his first promises to the Paulist Fathers community on Sept. 8, 1943, and was ordained a priest on May 1, 1948.

In the early years of his priesthood, he was a missionary in South Africa.

Fr. Lloyd holds a Ph.D. in psychology from New York University. For 20 years, he worked at Iona College as a professor and director of the college's graduate division of pastoral counseling.  He continues to hear confessions and provide pro bono counseling services.

From 1958 to 1973, Fr. Lloyd hosted "Inquiry," a Sunday morning television program on WNBC (Channel 4), NBC's affiliate in New York City. The program featured Fr. Lloyd interviewing authors, public officials and celebrities, including Jackie Gleason, Bill Buckley and Florence Henderson. 

Here is his 1971 interview with Mother Teresa and Malcolm Muggeridge:


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