We two Franciscans have
embarked on this spiritual journey with companion sisters and brothers across
Having conducted spiritual exercises in the
United States, Italy, Canada, Philippines,
England and Hong Kong, we have journeyed with almost two thousand people.
We are still on the
road, hoping to continue our collaborative pilgrimage.
On our website we
share with you our ministry in its various forms.
9 - 17, 2018
Mt. Alvernia Retreat Center,
Wappingers Falls, New York
for a unique
While the primary focus of this
pilgrimage will be the centuries-old
Passion Play in the picturesque city of Oberammergau, we will have the
opportunity to visit some significant sanctuaries with Franciscan
connections in Bavaria. We’ll visit the renowned Marian shrine in
the village of
Altötting, and the Church of the Capuchin Saint Konrad, and we’ll make a
stop in the village of Parzham where St. Konrad was born. We’ll
also visit the little village of St. Radegund,
home to the World War II conscientious objector, the martyr, Blessed Franz
Jaegerstaetter OFS. Following upon the experience of the
Passion Play itself, we’ll spend
some time in Bavaria’s major city of Munich.
New Book published, March 2018
of Franciscan Solitude"
New Documentary on Assisi
in World War II and the role of the German
Commander Valentin Müller
Three Heroes of Assisi
in Warld War II →
Bishop Nicolini, Don Aldo Brunacci, Colonel Valentin Müller saving the city,
inhabitants and refugees
Since the publication of our first volume,
Franciscan Solitude, in
1995, we have encountered several people who have taken St. Francis’
Document on Solitude personally into the fabric their lives, and
we have invited them to share their experiences.
Solitude has been embraced by the Church since its beginning, but
solitude that is called by the name “Franciscan” has the unique vision of
its founder, St. Francis, stamped upon it.
Tau Publishing, Phoenix, AZ.
CD and Songbook
Love Holding Love
drawn from the Writings of
Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi
A Forty Day Journey into God with St. Bonaventure
“For hearts and souls hungering for God, this book opens up new vistas…[the
authors] show us how to get inside the heart of Bonaventure and how to embrace
his understanding that all the universe is a ladder by which we can ascend to
Roberta McKelvie, OSF