Volume 7, Issue 2, 2016
Roman Catholic New Religious Movements
More Catholic Than the Pope
The “Catholic” Career of William Kamm, and the Rise of the Order of St Charbel
This article develops previous research on the relationship of the seer William Kamm and his Order of St Charbel to the official Catholic Church. Kamm (b.1950) has led a long career as a mystic and communicator with the Virgin Mary and other members of the Holy Family. He has established the Order of St Charbel as a para-official organisation of the Catholic Church. This article considers how Kamm has struggled to seem officially Catholic and considers the actions and potential failure of the Church to distance itself from Kamm.