University of Portland

Pat Hannon CSC

English, Senior Instructor

Holy Cross

Pastoral Resident, Christie Hall

Pat Hannon CSC



Dundon-Berchtold Hall 103

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Fr. Hannon teaches writing with a focus on the personal essay, narrative, memoir, and profile writing. His courses include ENG 107 Introduction to College Writing; ENG 112 Thinking Through Literature; ENG 311 Advanced Writing; and ENG 343 Studies in Nonfiction. He has had published four collections of narrative essays (Such Dizzy Natural Happiness: A Long Loving Look at The Lord’s Prayer, 2023; Running Into the Arms of God: Stories of Prayer, Prayer as Story, 2005; Geography of God’s Mercy: Stories of Mercy and Forgiveness, 2007; The Long Yearning’s End: Stories of Sacrament and Incarnation, 2009: ACTA Publications), and one collection of personal essays: Sacrament: Personal Encounters with Memories, Wounds, Dreams and Unruly Hearts (Ave Maria Press, 2014). His essays have appeared in The Gold Man Review, Timberline Review, Notre Dame Magazine, Portland Magazine, The Utne Reader, and US Catholic.


  • MFA Creative Writing, Portland State University
  • Master of Divinity, University of Notre Dame
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Portland