Luke Anderson, a Cistercian monk and priest, is the Prior of St. Mary’s Monastery at New Ringgold, PA.

Born in NYC, he completed his classical studies at the Louis de Montfort Seminary, Bay Shore, Long Island. He received his Ph.L. from the University of St. Thomas (Angelicum) in Rome. He earned his Th.M from Princeton Theological and a Ph.D. in Rome at the University of St. Thomas.

He has published a wide variety of philosophical monographs. And recently completed a scholarly volume: The Image and Likeness of God in St. Bernard of Clairvaux’s Free Choice and Grace. For thirty years he was a member of the Boards of Directors and Editors of Cistercian Publications at Western Michigan University. An internationally known university lecturer, he is a member of the National Association of Scholars, the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars and the Calvin Studies Society. Anderson’s pastoral activities, at the international level, have been restricted to work within the Cistercian Order. For more than a decade, he has served Blessed Mother Teresa’s sisters as retreat master and workshop leader both in the US and abroad.

Joe Pack Arnold

He is an ordained Presbyterian USA minister and served churches in the Southeast before being certified as Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Trauma and Addiction Therapist and Sex Addiction Counselor. Has lived in 13 states including the Southwest and Northwest and is a cowboy wanna be. Currently semi-retired on Mississippi Gulf Coast leading retreats, workshops, counseling and writing.Has a penchant for cowboy/girl poetry.


Father Baker is a graduate of Monsignor Bonner High School and Villanova University. He professed his vows as an Augustinian Friar in 1985 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1990. Father has served in parish ministry in Upstate New York, Massachusetts and Staten Island, NY. He has also served at Monsignor Bonner High School as a Theology Teacher and School Minister and at Malvern Preparatory School as an English and Theology Teacher and as Theology Department Chair. Father holds Masters degrees in Theology and Education and is presently completing his doctoral work in Educational Leadership at Saint Joseph’s University. Fr. Baker has given retreats at Malvern Retreat House as well as for religious Sisters and high school students.


St. Joseph Rectory, 371 Sixth Ave, New York, NY 10014

(201) 303-5763

Email: peterbatts@juno.com

A Virginian by birth, Peter Batts graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1971 with a degree in Philosophy and History. He then received Masters Degrees in Library Science from Columbia University and Church History from Harvard University. He worked as a Librarian at Howard University from 1974-75 before entering the Dominican Order. After his ordination to the priesthood in 1981 in Providence, RI, Father Peter M. Batts, O.P. first served in Saint Dominic’s Church in Youngstown, OH, for four years before leaving to teach theology at Providence College, a position he held until 1989. While Father was studying for his doctorate in Church History through the 1990’s, he served as Campus Minister at the University of Virginia and then Director of the Dominican Seminary Library in Washington, D.C. He received his doctorate in Church History from the University of Ottawa in 1999. He came to the Archdiocese of Newark from Saint Dominic’s Parish in Washington, D.C. when he was elected to be the prior of the Dominican community at Sacred Heart in Jersey City. Father Batts was selected to serve first as the administrator of Sacred Heart Church, until his appointment as its pastor.


Johnnette S. Benkovic is Founder and President of Living His Life Abundantly® International, Inc., a Catholic evangelization apostolate with outreaches in television, radio, print, and internet communications. She is also Founder of Women of Grace®, a Catholic apostolate for Christian women that features a number of outreaches including conferences, curricula, study groups and more.

After years of being a non-practicing Catholic, Johnnette experienced a deep conversion back to her Catholic faith in 1981 and discerned a call to share the Gospel message through the media. She has been a consistent presence in Catholic radio since 1987 and in Catholic television since 1988.

Johnnette is Executive Producer of the Women of Grace television program, which is aired on EWTN internationally, Monday through Friday. The program discusses contemporary issues from a Catholic perspective. Johnnette is also host of Women of Grace Live, a one hour call-in radio talk show that airs five times a week.

In addition, Johnnette is a popular conference speaker, retreat conductor, and seminar presenter, and has been published in major Catholic magazines. She is the author of several books. Johnnette was married to her husband, Anthony, for nearly 34 years and became widowed in 2007. She is the mother of three adult children, two living.


Father Philip Bochanski, C.O. was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 1999, and since 2004 has been a member of the Philadelphia Congregation of the Oratory, located at Saint Francis Xavier Church in Fairmount.  Father Philip works with the Secular Oratory, a group for young adults, and is the chaplain for the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters (the Pink Sisters), the Philadelphia guild of the Catholic Medical Association, and the Philadelphia chapter of the Courage Apostolate.


Fr. Richard has been in ministry since 1974. During that time he has served as parish priest and pastor in St. Louis and Chicago; taught theology at Newman University and St. Louis University; served as university chaplain; and director of Redemptorist formation for the pre-novitiate program. He has held various positions at Liguori Publications, including president and publisher, and Retreat Director at Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. He holds a Master of Divinity and Master of Religious Education degrees from Mt. St. Alphonsus Seminary in New York. In 1983 he received a Ph.D. in Historical Theology from St. Louis University, and wrote his dissertation on “The Spirituality of St. John Neumann.” Current publications include the recently published book St John Neumann, His Life and Spirituality. In his spare time, Fr. Richard enjoys making pottery, rug weaving, and gardening.


Rev. Msgr. Richard T. Bolger
St. David R C. Church
316 N. Easton Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090
(215) 657-0252

1) Born and raised in Jenkintown, Pa and attended Immaculate Conception Parochial School and Northeast High School for Boys (Class of 1955)

2) Entered St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook in September, 1956 and was ordained on May 21, 1966 by John Cardinal Krol.

3) Obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from St. Charles Seminary in 1961, a Master of Divinity Degree in 1981 and a Master of Arts in Religious Studies in 1987.
4) 2 Parochial Assignments and for 19 years a hospital chaplain (Presbyterian Hospital, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Holy Redeemer Hospital and Norristown State Hospital.
5) On the Archdiocesan Board of Catholic Social Services Advisory Board – Holy Family Home, Phila.
Board of Montgomery County Central MH/MR.


Fr. Raphael was born in Belmont, MA in 1936 and at the age of twenty made his first vows as a Franciscan. Ordained in 1962, in 1964 he received an MA in literature from St Bonaventure’s University, Olean, NY. with a thesis on Flannery O’Connor. He left for the missions in Brazil and worked there for sixteen years and then from 1980 to 1993 worked in the Holy Land as a missionary. Then he was called by his minister general to set up a communications department in the Order’s headquarters in Rome from 1993 to 1995. Back in the USA, he joined the Franciscan Ministry of the Word in Boston, MA and has preached all over the USA and in Canada with retreats, parish missions, novenas, days of recollection and workshops.

In 2006 he received another MA from St. Bonnie’s, this time in Franciscan Studies with emphasis on St Francis and the Theology of the Body. In 2007 he finished the translation from Italian of the latest history of the Franciscan Order, entitled “In the Name of St Francis” by Grado G. Merlo. It was published by the Franciscan Institute in Dec. 2007.

Fr. Raphael’s interests include travel, swimming, movies, walking, and books.


St. Mary of Providence
227 Isabella Road
Elverson, PA 15250

Rev. Patrick T. Brannan, S.J. graduated from Our Mother of Sorrows Parochial School at 48th St. and Wyalusing Ave. in 1946 and from St. Joe’s Prep in 1950 when he entered the Society of Jesus. He was ordained in 1963 and was sent to Europe for studies when he completed his theology. He has lived in Europe (Germany, England, and Italy) for about six years. He did two degrees at Cambridge University in England, and worked in the Jesuit Headquarters in Rome for two years and at the same time also helped in the Vatican, which is just down the street. He holds advanced degrees in Teaching, Philosophy, and Theology, and a Ph. D. in Classical Philology (Latin and Greek) from Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

He has taught at St. Joe’s Prep, Scranton Prep and Scranton University, St. Louis University High School, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA and in several seminaries throughout the U.S. with about eleven years at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook. He served as chaplain for the Little Sisters of the Assumption in Overbrook, and the Sisters of the Visitation of Holy Mary on City Ave. (next to the Cardinal’s residence).

He has given retreats to Priests, Religious, and lay people and has given some here at Malvern. He confesses to being an “old-fashioned” Jesuit who believes he was ordained from the service of the Church and, as St. Ignatius Loyola expressed it, “TO SERVE THE LORD ALONE AND HIS VICAR ON EARTH.


Rev. J. Brian Bransfield, S.T. L., M.A., M. Div.
Faculty, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
100 E. Wynnewood Road
Wynnewood, Pa 19096

1994 Ordination to Priesthood for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

June 2005 – Assistant Professor of Moral Theology, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary

2002-2005 – Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, Washington DC Campus

2001-2002 Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, Rome Campus

Pastoral Assignments
1998-2001 – Faculty, Archbishop Wood High School, Warminster, PA

1994-1998 – Parochial Vicar, St. Andrew Parish, Newtown, PA

Courses Taught
RS 721 – Sexuality and Marriage in Catholic Teachings
RS 707 – Theological and Moral Virtues
MTH 701 – Sexuality and Marriage in Catholic Teachings
THL – Practical Theological Concepts
MTH 9587 – The Nuptial Mystery as a Paradigm for the Expression of the
STH – Mysteries of the Faith Education
S.T.D. – Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, Washington, DC
S.T.L. – Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, Washington, DC
M.A. – St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook
M.Div – St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook
B.A. – St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook

“The Primacy of the Total Gift of Self: Anthropology and Homosexual ‘Marriage’ Ethics and Medics, November, 2003.

“The Theology of the Body in Confession” to the Priests of the Diocese of Scranton, Continuing Formation Workshop, February 15, 2005.


Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5300 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210
410 433 8800 (B) – 410 323 6088 (P)

Birth Date: 3/1/45 – Date of Ordination: 5/15/71
Archdiocese of Baltimore

Fr. Joseph Breighner comes to us from the Archdiocese of Baltimore, where he began his ministry as a parish priest from 1971 to 1977. He was assigned to pastoral counseling and from 1979 to 1989 was the Coordinator of Evangelization for the archdiocese. His current full time ministry is preaching, writing and workshops. He is a weekly participant on the nationally syndicated radio show “Country Road,” writes a weekly column in the Catholic Review, and has written a book entitled Does It All Make Sense?


Rev. Stephen F. Brett, SSJ, is a Josephite priest and a native of Philadelphia, PA. Ordained in 1976, he has a JD and PhD in theology from Catholic University. He currently serves as Rector of St. Joseph Manor, Baltimore, MD, the retirement home of the Josephite community. Fr. Brett has taught theology at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia, and was the Chair of the Moral Theology department from 1995 until 2001. He is the author of two books, Slavery and the Catholic Tradition and The Law of Love. He has given many retreats for lay groups at the Villa of Our Lady, Mt. Pocono. He has also given retreats for religious and priests in the Philadelphia area.


Susan Brinkmann, O.C.D.S., author and award winning journalist, is a member of the Third Order of Discalced Carmelites. She is the staff journalist for Women of Grace® and is a frequent guest on EWTN’s Women of Grace® television show.

Recently, she released a new book, the story of her conversion, entitled: We Need to Talk: God Speaks to a Modern Girl, published by Liguori Publications. In addition to two historical fiction novels published by HarperCollins, she is also the author of a book on Carmelite prayer, Lord Teach Us to Pray, published by The Catholic Standard and Times. Her book, The Kinsey Corruption, which details the fraudulent research of Alfred C. Kinsey, was published by Ascension Press. Susan also published a study series, Learn to Discern: Is it Christian or New Age in 2009 with Simon Peter Press which has an imprimatur from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Her national journalism awards include the Bernadine-O’Connor Award for Pro-Life Journalism in 2003 and 2004, the Eileen Egan Journalism Award from Catholic Relief Services in 2005, and numerous awards from the Catholic Press Association and the Philadelphia Press Association.


Msgr. Hans Brouwers, the fourth child in a family of six children, was ordained in 1978 for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  After serving as Assistant Pastor at St. Jude Parish in Chalfont and St. Clement Parish in Southwest Philadelphia, he was assigned to study moral theology with a specialty in marriage and family life at the Pope John Paul II Institute on Marriage and Family at the Lateran University in Rome.  After completing his studies, he was assigned as the Archdiocesan Director of the Family Life Office for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  Although he has had several other assignments since then, he is currently pastor of St. Katharine of Siena Parish in Wayne, with his heart remaining in family ministry.


The Reverend William J. Byron, S.J., is research professor at the Sellinger School of Business and Management, Loyola College in Maryland. He served as interim president of Loyola University New Orleans in academic year 2003-04. From August, 2000 until June, 2003, he was pastor of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington, DC. From 1992 to 2000, he taught “Social Responsibilities of Business” in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, where he held an appointment as Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Ethics and served as rector of the Georgetown Jesuit Community. From 1982-1992, he was president of The Catholic University of America. Prior assignments include service as president of the University of Scranton (1975-82), Dean of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University of New Orleans (1973-75), various teaching positions in his file of economics and social ethics.

Fr. Byron writes a syndicated bi-weekly column (?Looking Around?) for Catholic News Service. He is the author of Toward Stewardship (Paulist, 1975), Quadrangle Considerations [Loyola, 1989 (winner of the Catholic Press Association?s 1990 Best Book Award in Education] Take Your Diploma and Run! (Paulist, 1992), Finding Work without Losing Heart (Adams, 1995), The 365 Days of Christmas (Paulist, 1996), Answers from Within; Spiritual Guidelines for Managing Setbacks in Work and Life (Macmillan, 1998), Jesuit Saturdays: Sharing the Ignatian Spirit with lay Colleagues and Friends (Loyola, 2000), A Book of Quiet Prayer (Paulist, 2006), and The Power of Principles: Ethics in the New Corporate Culture (Orbis, 2006): he edited The Causes of World Hunger (Paulist, 1982) and Take Courage: Psalms of Support and Encouragement (Sheed & Ward, 1995)

He is a past trustee of Georgetown University and the University of San Francisco. Current directorships include Loyola University New Orleans, Georgetown University Hospital, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, and The Friends of New Orleans. He was a founding director and past chairman of Bread for the World, a public member of the Board of Commissioners of the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, and an original member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Commission on National and Community Service (now the Corporation for National Service).

He holds a Ph. D. in economics from the University of Maryland, two theology degrees from Woodstock College, a bachelor?s in philosophy and master?s in economics from Saint Louis University. He was the 1999 recipient of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities? Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for his contributions over the years to the advancement of Catholic higher education. In that same year he received the Council of Independent Colleges? Academic Leadership Award. He holds 30 honorary degrees.

A native of Pittsburgh, Fr. Bryon grew up in Philadelphia, where he attended St. Joseph?s Preparatory School. After service in the army?s 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment in 1945-46, he attended St. Joseph?s University in Philadelphia for three years before entering the Jesuit order in 1950. He was ordained a priest in 1961.


Father James M. Cafone is the assistant professor of religious studies at Seton Hall University and has served there since 1968. He has been a long-time member of the Editorial Board of the Catholic Advocate, the paper for the Archdiocese of Newark. Over the years, Father Cafone has taught numerous courses in adult education in various parishes in the Archdiocese and the Diocese of Metuchen. He also is the weekend assistant to many local parishes in the South Orange area.

He is also a counselor and friend to numerous priests as well as students and serves as a sacramental minister for Seton Hall’s campus ministry.

Father grew up in the South Orange area and attended Seton Hall Preparatory School on a full academic scholarship. Upon graduation he was awarded another full four year academic scholarship (on the basis of competitive examinations) to the University and received a BA degree. He received his Doctorate in Moral and Spiritual Theology from Catholic University of America in 1979.


Sister Cathy Cahill is a Franciscan Sister with over 25 years of experience leading retreats for persons in 12 Step Programs. Her down to earth spirituality, sense of humor, and willingness to share her own experience, strength, and hope make her a well received retreat director in many centers throughout the country.


Michael J. Callaghan, C. M.
St. John’ University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Jamaica, New York 11439

1985-Present—Assistant professor, English and Speech, College of Professional Studies, St. John’s University, Jamaica, New York

1980-85—Chair, Department of English, St. Joseph’s Preparatory Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey

1983—Final Vows in the Congregation of the Mission, (Vincentians)

1979-80—M. A. Student, Niagara University, New York

1978-79—Teacher of English, Archbishop Wood High School for Boys, Warminister PA.

1976-78—Associate Pastor, Sacred Heart Church, Manoa, PA.; Our Lady of Fatima, Bensalem, PA

1976—Ordination to priesthood

January, 1998—Ph. D. English—New York University, New York
Dissertation topic: “The English Mystics and Thomas Merton’s Sense of Absence.”

May, 1981—M.A. T. English—Niagara University, New York

May, 1975—M. Div. Theology—St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia, PA.

May, 1971—B.A. Philosophy—St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia, PA

“It’s Important to Me” Niagara University English Journal. Fall, 1988.

“The Significance of Liturgical Feast Days in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” in Hwaet! Brown University, Department of English. November, 1991.

“Dorothy Day, Daniel Berrigan and Thomas Merton: The Disobedience of Waiting for Godot.” Cithara St. Bonaventure University. May, 2002. 30-35.

“Dorothy Day and Julian of Norwich: God’s Friends and Neighbors” Spiritual Life. Winter, 2002.

“The Influence of the English Mystics on Thomas Merton’s Life and Writings,” Thomas Merton: Poet Monk and Prophet. Pearson, Paul, Danny Sullivan, Ian Thompson, eds. London: Three Peaks Press. 1998. 137-43.

1995-present—Member, International Thomas Merton Society

1985-present—New York State English Council

1980-present—National Council of Teachers of English

1980-present—Modern Language Association

1997—Shannon Scholarship Award from the International Thomas Merton Society. $750.00 award for research.

2002—Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award—St. John’s University, New York.


Dominican Friars, St. Mary’s Priory, 5 Hillhouse Ave, New Haven, CT 06511
Dominican Friars, St. Joseph Province, 141 East 65th St., NY, NY 10021

Birth date: July 16, 1932 – Date of Ordination: June 16, 1960

Rev. Angelo Henry Camacho, a native of Somerville, MA and a Dominican Friar of the Province of St. Joseph, NY has preached the Gospel as a missionary in Peru for over thirty years. His experience includes parish ministry, both in the US and Latin America, pastoral and administrative ministry on the diocesan and international level, the design and development of marriage enrichment and parish renewal programs, social action ministry among the poor, community organizing and leadership training. He is founder President of the Latin American Institute for Christopher Leadership, and also founder director of a marriage renewal program in Spanish called: REMA- Renovacion Matrimonial.

He is a co-founder of the Worldwide Marriage Encounter Secretariat for Latin American and the founder and first director of the Family Life Commission for the diocese of Chimbote, Peru. Fr. Camacho, who has a Licentiate in Sacred Theology, has published articles, manuals and books in the areas of parish renewal, marriage enrichment and leadership training. He offers various training workshops in these areas and an introductory program to the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI) and its applications for spiritual growth and human development, and its application to married couples.

Fr. Camacho is now based in the Priory of St. Mary, New Haven, CT, USA and engaged in full time itinerant preaching, specializing in parish missions, retreats and workshops while continuing his writing career. He is fluent in English and Spanish and conversant in Portuguese.


Rev. Francis E. Chambers, OSA is a seasoned retreat director with extensive experience in counseling, formative spirituality and theological studies. He is currently the Associate Director of International Admissions at Villanova University. As the former chaplain for the Miami Dolphins from 1980-1988, Fr. Chambers is also a published educator, campus minister and adjunct chaplain. Fr. Chambers holds a MA in Formative Spirituality from Duquesne University; a MTS in Theological Studies from Washington Theological Union; an MA in Counseling from Villanova University and a BA in Liberal Arts from Villanova University. He currently resides in Villanova, PA.


Monsignor Ralph Joseph Chieffo is pastor of Saint Mary Magdalen Parish Media, Pa and enjoys sharing the presence, power and peace of Jesus our Lord and Savior with others through witness stories based on scripture reflections.  Father was ordained in 1975 after studying at Saint Charles Seminary and Villanova University.  Father was born in Italy and came to Marcus Hook, PA when he was eight years old.  He writes: “As a shoe shine boy, I polished shoes; now I pray I can polish your soul to prepare to join the Communion of Saints.  Please pray that our retreat experience will help us grow in friendship with Jesus and all those dear to us who reveal the face of God to us.”


Al Clay is a Permanent Deacon for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, ordained in 2002, and serves at Immaculate Conception Church in Jenkintown and the Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.

At Immaculate Conception Parish, he serves on the Parish Council, Liturgy Committee, and is Chairman of the Finance Committee.  He is a regular homilist at the parish and performs many other pastoral duties in his role as deacon.  He is a frequent speaker in the Archdiocese at parish, retreat, and other church functions on topics of the diaconate, stewardship, and other aspects of living the Catholic faith.

Al has worked in financial services for over 30 years.  He is the Founder and Managing Partner of Alvin Clay Financial Advisors, LLC in Jenkintown, PA.  Previously, he served as CEO of Davidson Trust Company, and of Pitcairn Trust Company before that.

His charitable endeavors include The Archbishop’s Finance Council of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the National Catholic Bioethics Center, and St. Charles Seminary.

Formerly, Deacon Clay served on the Boards of BLOCS (Business Leaders Organized for Catholic Schools); Stewards of St John Neumann, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Board of Education,  LaSalle College High School, Pennsylvanians for Human Life, the Investment Committee of the Augustinian Friars, The Center for Study of Church Management at Villanova University, Bishop McDevitt High School, Mann Center for Performing Arts, and the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia.

He is a graduate of Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfield, PA and is a member of its Hall of Fame. He has also been inducted into the Archdiocese of Philadelphia CYO Hall of Fame.  He is a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.

Al is a member of the World Presidents’ Organization (WPO), and is a Past President of the Philadelphia Chapter of Legatus.

Al earned a BS in Accounting and a Master of Taxation degree from Villanova University and is a CPA and a CFP.  He has served on the Villanova School of Business adjunct faculty and is the author of a professional reference manual on partnership taxation.  He has also published a series of columns for The Philadelphia Inquirer on the subject of Business Ethics.  He is a frequent speaker on the financial planning, taxation, investments, and other matters affecting wealth management for individuals and trusts, as well as business ethics.

Deacon Clay is one of ten children of Alvin (dec’d) and Nancy Clay of Springfield, PA.  He and his wife Kathleen have seven children and four grandchildren and reside in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania.


Father Bill Cleary, O.S.A. is an Augustinian priest based at Villanova University. He has worked as a high school teacher, professor, and parish priest and pastor. During a five-year assignment in California, he began interfaith marriage encounters in a reflection of his abiding concern for couples and families. Fr. Cleary is trained as a canon lawyer with degrees from Catholic University of America and the Gregorian University in Rome.


Fr. John D. Corbett, O.P. was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1951. He graduated from Providence College (where he came to know and be drawn to the Dominican charism of preaching and teaching) in 1973. He joined the Order of Preachers in August of 1974, made solemn vows in August 1978, and was ordained a priest in May of 1980. He was awarded the STL degree in systematic theology in 1981. He taught in Providence College from 1981-84 and at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio from 1991-1998. He was awarded the Doctorate in Sacred theology in June of 1999 having written on Aquinas’s theology of Virtue under the direction of Servais Pinckaers, O.P.

Fr Corbett has taught moral theology at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington D.C. since 1998. Fr. Corbett regularly preaches retreats in the Summer time to cloistered nuns, diocesan and religious priests, married couples, and single adults.

Fr Corbett believes that the Scriptures as the Word of God is the soul of any authentic theology. The work of the preacher is to first listen to and be changed by the Word, and then to share the fruits of this experience with any who wish to draw closer to the Lord.


Father was born in Philadelphia in 1946 and was ordained from St. Charles Seminary in 1975.  After ordination, Fr. Corley served as a parish priest at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and St. Raymond’s.

He was then appointed director of the Neumann Youth Center.  Presently he is pastor of Blessed Virgin Mary, Darby PA.  Father Corley holds a Master of Divinity degree from St. Charles Seminary and a Master of Science degree from Neumann College.

For the past few years, Fr. Corley has also directed retreats for lay and religious around the country.

Clare A. D’Auria, OSF

A Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia, Aston, PA, currently ministers as a staff member at the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Aston, Pennsylvania.  For half of her forty-five years in ministry, Clare has served in retreat work, offering spiritual direction, directed and conference retreats, especially in Franciscan spirituality, throughout the United States.  She also serves on the staff of Franciscan Pilgrimage Programs, leading pilgrims through the holy sites in both Assisi and Rome.  Her other ministerial experience has included congregational and provincial leadership, secondary and collegiate education, and a variety of additional administrative roles both within and outside of her congregation.


Father Dailey was born May 7, 1959 and was ordained a priest in 1987 by Bishop Mulvee in Wilmington DE. He is currently a teaching Professor of Theology at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania. He has taught a combination of Introductory Theology course as well as advanced. On the graduate level, he has taught Introduction to Salesian Spirituality at the Washington Theological Union.

He is the author of many articles and books centered on the theme of prayer and the Salesian way of living.

Reverend Daniel R. J. Joyce

The Reverend Daniel R. J. Joyce of the Society of Jesus is Executive Director of Mission Programs at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia . Fr Joyce also teaches courses in  social ethics, Ignatian spirituality and urban missiology in the Department of Theology and is Director of the ACESJU Education Fellows Program which partners with 20 urban Catholic schools.  Concurrent with his work at SJU, Fr. Joyce also holds an appointment as a Senior Fellow in The Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society at the University of Pennsylvania


Mariette Danilo holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University. As an academic, she taught graduate psychology courses and has worked most extensively as a researcher in the Institute for Health Behavior Research at the Cornell University Medical College-New York Hospital.  During her tenure at Cornell, her research focused on the cognitive, emotional, and psychosocial variables involved in the development and prediction of risk taking, health compromising and problem behaviors.

Mariette is currently a consultant in the Consultation Education and Research Department in the Saint John Vianney Center in Downingtown, PA, and is engaged in numerous services to the Catholic Church.

Dr. Danilo’s current interests focus on the relationship between the social sciences and the Catholic Faith and practical applications for our lives. She resides in Doylestown with Jeff, her husband of thirty years and is the mother of three sons.

A devout Catholic and former Director of Adult Faith Formation at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Doylestown, Mariette began her consulting business, Life Courses, LLC, to devote herself exclusively to the creation of  meaningful learning experiences for becoming the people God has called us to be.

Life Courses, LLC
(215) 345-8287


Sr. Carol Davis, OP
Dominican Pastoral Counseling Center, 1945 Union St, Niskayuna, NY 12309

Sr. Carol does Psychospiritual counseling at the Dominican pastoral Counseling Center in upstate New York and has led retreats throughout the United States. Sr. Carol has a rich background in spirituality, addictions and trauma recovery counseling, university teaching and campus ministry.

Sr. Carol is personally familiar with the long-term effects of addiction and violence. She rejoices in the grace of healing. She brings compassion and creativity to the process of teaching and traveling with others on the paths of healing, love and light. She has recorded two CD’s of guided imagery that come from her dreams and prayer.


Father Dean was ordained in 1976 with the Diocese of Philadelphia and is a Parochial Vicar.  He is also a Clinical Member for Marriage and Family Therapy. Father Dean has been doing retreats since 1987 for various groups including: disabled, couples and people in recovery and also Matt Talbot Retreats.


Fr. Steve DeLacy is well-known throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and beyond as a popular retreat director, Theology on Tap speaker, and Young Adult ministry leader. Ordained in 2004, Fr. DeLacy served as parochial vicar of SS Peter & Paul Parish and as school minister for Archbishop Carroll and Pope John Paul II High Schools before being named recently to his position as Director of the Philadelphia Archdiocesan Vocation Office.


Born in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, Father Peter J. DiMaria was raised in Glenside. He graduated from St. Luke the Evangelist parochial school. After his graduation from Bishop McDevitt High School, Father entered St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Ordained a priest in 1993 by His Eminence, Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua, Father DiMaria served seven years as a parochial vicar at Nativity B.V.M. parish, Media. He later served at St. Anselm parish.

From 2001 – 2006 Father was a full time faculty member of Bishop Shanahan High School while at the same time serving as chaplain of St. Mary of Providence Retreat Center. In June 2006 Father was assigned to St. Francis of Assisi parish, Springfield, as Parochial Vicar. He has served as a regular confessor at Malvern for the last 4 years.


Sr. Marie Michele Donnelly, RSM, currently serves as Co-Director of Mercy Spiritual Ministries, through which she provides preached retreats for parishes, school faculties, ministry groups, ecumenical groups and religious communities. She is a frequent presenter for parent and parish groups throughout the tri-state region (PA, NJ and DE). Sr. Donnelly is a keynote speaker for large groups across the United States. She is an adjunct Theology professor at Gwynedd Mercy University and holds an MA in Theology from Villanova University.

Contact Information:
Marie Michele Donnelly, RSM
6369 Woodbine Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19151


Dawn Eden is the author of My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints (Ave Maria Press, 2012) and The Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On (Thomas Nelson, 2012).

Born into a Jewish family in New York City, Dawn lost her faith as a teenager and became an agnostic. During her twenties, in the 1990s, she was a rock historian, interviewing artists such as Elton John, Brian Wilson, and Del Shannon. She went on to work on the editorial staff for New York City newspapers, including the New York Post and the Daily News.

When Dawn was thirty-one, she experienced a dramatic conversion to Christianity that ultimately led her to enter the Catholic Church. Her first book, The Thrill of the Chaste (2006), became a surprise hit, published in four languages and earning her speaking invitations throughout North America, as well as in England, Ireland, Poland, and at World Youth Day Sydney. In her new book My Peace I Give You, Dawn offers a Catholic spirituality of healing for adult victims of childhood sexual abuse. She holds a master’s degree in theology from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC, and is currently continuing her studies toward a doctorate.


Father Clifford Ermatinger, LC is a priest of the Legionaires of Christ. As a noted author and inspirational preacher, Fr. Ermatinger is an accomplished linguist, a regarded bagpiper and gritty rugby player. He considers himself a ‘faithful priest who is passionate and ardent about his work. I’m a priest of Jesus Christ and that’s all I really want to be.” He has given courses all over the world in Spiritual Theology, Spiritual Direction, Apologetics and Youth Formation. In addition, he has been a media spokesman for the funeral of Pope John Paul II and the election of Benedict XVI on Good Morning America, the BBC, CBS, Vatican and international television stations. He has numerous publications including Common Nonsense-25 Fallacies About Life Rebutted; Into the Deep-Meditations for Evangelizers of the New Millennium; On Perfection and St. Theresa of Lisieux.


Rev. Augustine Esposito
110 Montrose Avenue
Rosemont, PA 190110

The Rev. Augustine Esposito, Order of St. Augustine, president of co-institutional Monsignor Bonner/Archbishop Prendergast High Schools has started packing in anticipation of his departure from the campus at the end of the school year.

Father Esposito and the friars will withdraw from Bonner after 56 years of service in the mission of Catholic education in the Augustinian tradition.

Fr. Esposito, Bonner Class of 1969, is one of many Augustinians who graduated from the school and returned to teach or administer there.

A native of South Philadelphia, Esposito was raised in Collingdale. After graduating from Bonner, he spent two years in college before joining the Augustinians novitiate. Ordained in 1979, he taught at Bonner one year, returning as a teacher in 1980 and recalled his very first day in front of homeroom class.

From 1981 to 1984 Esposito was assigned to a church in the Bronx and attained his Ph.D. in Spanish Literature and published his dissertation in 1988.

His next teaching assignment was Villanova University for four years before his return to his alma mater in 2001 when he was named president of the school.

In 2005, Fr. Esposito was named president of both Bonner and Prendie when the archdiocese declared the schools, separated by a driveway, co-institutional.

Fr. Esposito will be unpacking his bags at Malvern Preparatory School where he will serve in an administrative post.


Msgr. John A. Esseff is a Roman Catholic priest in the Diocese of Scranton, at Villa Saint Joseph’s. He was ordained on May 30, 1953 by the late Bishop William J. Hafey, D.D. at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton, PA. For many years, he was a spiritual director for Mother Teresa of Calcutta. As a favor to her, he traveled all over the world giving retreats. At the age of 81, many might wonder why Msgr. Esseff is suited for this mission. Aside from his knowledge of Islam, Arabic, the Koran and his ethnic background, it is his devotion to the Sacred Heart that sets him on this course. The Catholic Church has always had a devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus as a symbol of this great flow of divine love. Early in his priesthood there were a number of experiences that led Msgr. Esseff to this devotion.

Fr. Vincent Fortunato O.F.M. Cap.

Is an ordained priest with the Capuchin Franciscan Friars. He has served his community for 20 years in Formation Ministry and as Provincial Minister for 6 years. He has an M. Div. degree from Darlington Seminary and a MA degree in Spirituality from Creighton University. He has certifications in Spiritual Direction and Directed Retreats. During the month of June, Fr. Vinny with Fr. Joe Kelly teaches a Seminar on Spiritual Direction to Priest Spiritual Directors for the Institute of Priestly Formation at Creighton University. He has taught Spiritual Direction at Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall and Washington Theological Union.  He is a presenter of spiritual direction for groups and training programs. He also is a preacher for Parish Missions and retreats. Presently he lives in Wilmington DE.


Rev. William F. Gaffney, a veteran Redemptorist Missionary of 52 years, has been a Pastor, a coordinator of a retreat house and a Spiritual Director for the Sisters of Life. Still full of vitality, he has given parish missions throughout the U.S.A., Canada and the Caribbean.

He has given retreats to Priests, Deacons and Sisters. Over the years, he has given countless Marriage Encounter weekends, as well, developing a deeper understanding of the joys and trials of families. Having a great love for families and blessed with the gift to reach hearts of old and young alike, Father Gaffney has been giving family missions leading them to have the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in their name.

He has also given talks at the Sacred Heart Global Congress in Paray-le-Monial in France.


Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC

Father Michael Gaitley, MIC, is a member of the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. Prior to his ordination to the priesthood, he received a Masters Degree in Theology and a Licentiate Degree in Moral Theology.
After his ordination to the priesthood, Fr. Michael succeeded Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, MIC, as the director of the Association of Marian Helpers, a spiritual benefit society with more than 1,000,000 members. As director, he has launched a new pastoral initiative called Hearts Afire: Parish-based Programs for the New Evangelization (HAPP).

He is also author of the best-selling books, Consoling the Heart of Jesus and 33 Days to Morning Glory, which are published by Marian Press. He frequently appears on EWTN and preaches retreats throughout the country on topics such as Divine Mercy, Consoling spirituality, and Marian Consecration.

When he is not preaching missions and retreats, Fr. Michael lives and works on Eden Hill in Stockbridge, Mass., home of the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy.


Fr. Simeon Gallagher, OFM, Cap was born in Philadelphia and is a member of the Mid-America Province of the Capuchin Order. He was ordained priest in 1971 and his ministerial background is diverse. He was Campus Minister at Fort Hays State University (Hays, Kansas) from 1972-78 and held faculty positions at both Marian High-School (Hays, KS) and Marymount College (Salina, KS). He was Chairman of the Religious Education Board for the Salina Diocese.

In 1978 he was appointed Co-Pastor of Good Shepherd Parish, (Shawnee, KS) and was a faculty member of Notre Dame de Sion Academy (Kansas City, Missouri). In 1980 he assumed a Pastorate at Holy Cross Church (Thornton, Colorado). While there, Fr. Gallagher conducted a highly successful Parish Development Program, an effective effort to surface new leadership and invite greater parish participation, done in conjunction with the national Metropolitan Organization of Peoples.

Fr. Gallagher is Director of the Preaching Ministry Office of the Mid-America Province of the Capuchin Order. He conducts retreats, parish development programs, parish missions, and religious education workshops. His association with the Emmaus Spirituality Program for Priests has gained him an international reputation in conducting retreats for priests. His work has taken him to Central America (specifically El Salvador), and was instrumental in founding Emmaus in Great Britain. He has presented ecumenical lectures at the Jean XXIII Centre in Geneva, Switzerland. For the past several years he has worked closely with the US Armed Forces at military bases around the world, including engagements in Asia and Australia. In June 2011, he was a featured speaker at the Society of University Neuro-Surgeons (SUN) International Symposium in Athens, Istanbul, and Ephesus.

Fr. Gallagher holds advanced degrees in Religious Education, Ascetical Theology, Liberal Arts, and 19th Century British Literature. His literature degree has earned him a reputation as a scholar in the works of John Henry Cardinal Newman. He is a graduate of the Great Books Program at St. John’s College (Annapolis/Santa Fe). Additional information about him can be obtained by visiting the Mid-America Provincial website: www.midamcaps.org


Sr. Sheila Galligan, IHM, is currently a professor in the Department of Theology at Immaculata University. Sister Sheila studied (MA) at St Charles Seminary, Overbrook, PA and completed her doctoral work (STD) at the University of St Thomas (Angelicum) in Rome. She focused on the writings of C.S. Lewis. Sr. Sheila has had teaching experience in primary and secondary levels.   She has published articles in various religious and educational journals, and is actively engaged in promoting respect for life.


Fr, Garcia was born in Quezon City, Philippines, and he attended Ateneo De Manila University from 1975-1992 and St. Charles Seminary in 2005. Over the years, he has been assigned to the following churches:

-St Joseph Parish Downingtown
-St Eleanor Parish Collegeville
-St Katherine of Sienna Philadelphia
-Our Lady of the Assumption Strafford
-Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Philadelphia


“Meet the Father Ministry”
363 Greenwood St.
Millbury, MA 01527

Mrs. Eileen George is the mother of eight children from the diocese of Worcester, MA. She is renowned for her healing ministry. As a retreat master, Eileen has given retreats throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, and Korea. Her ministry has the approval of the Bishop. Eileen has a regular teaching ministry and prayer service at St. John’s Church in Worcester, MA.


ST. Chareles Borromeo Seminary
100 East Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood, PA 19096
610 667-3394 (P) 610 785-6202610 785-6202 (W) 610 667-1422610 667-1422 (F)

I attended St. Bridget Church and School in the East Falls section of Philadelphia. After graduating from St. Bridget School, I went to Roman Catholic High School. Upon graduation from Roman, I continued my studies at St. Joseph University where I majored in English and received my B.A. in 1979. In 1982, I entered St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, and was ordained in 1987 with a Master of Divinity degree.

After ordination, I spent three years as an assistant pastor at St. Bede the Venerable Parish in Holland, PA. In 1990, I was assigned to the faculty of Roman Catholic High School where I served as a teacher of Theology. In 1993, I was appointed School Minister at Roman. In 1997, I received my M.S. degree from Villanova University in Counseling and Human Relations. The following year, I was appointed Director of Spiritual Formation for the Theology Division at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, a position where I am currently serving.

In the summer of 2003, I received an MA in Christian Spirituality with a certificate in Spiritual Direction from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.


Dr. Timothy Gray is a nationally renowned Catholic speaker and writer on Scripture. He is the president of the dynamic new institute dedicated to the New Evangelization and renewal of Catholic education in Greenwood Village, Colorado, the Augustine Institute. He is the author of many books, such as Praying Scripture for a Change: an introduction to Lectio Divina; Mission of the Messiah, Walking with God: a Journey through the Bible; The Temple in the Gospel of Mark and he has led many bible studies on Scripture that have been aired on EWTN. He has partnered with Jeff Cavins in authoring one of the most widely used Bible studies, The Great Adventure with Ascension Press.


St. Patrick Parish, 120 Woodland Avenue, Malvern, PA 19355
In 1988 Fr. Guckin received a BS degree in Logistics Management from Penn State University.
The following four years he worked for a Management Consulting firm in the Washington DC area.
Father entered the seminary in the fall of 1992 and was ordained May 15, 1999. He served as assistant Pastor for St. Cecilia’s parish in the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia.

Father is currently a Professor of Theology for Bishop Shanahan High School in Downingtown, PA.


Dr. Scott Hahn was born in 1957, has been married to Kimberly since 1979, and has six children. An exceptionally popular speaker and teacher, Dr. Hahn has delivered numerous talks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics talks related to Scripture and the Catholic faith. Over 500 of these talks have been produced on audio and videotapes by St. Joseph Communications. These tapes have been effective in helping thousands of Protestants and fallen away Catholics to (re)embrace the Catholic faith.

He is currently a Professor of Theology and Scripture at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990, and is the founder and director of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology. In 2005, he was appointed as the inaugural Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

Letter and Spirit (Doubleday: New York, 2005) and Understanding the Scriptures (Midwest Theological Forum: Chicago, 2005) are the titles of his newest books. He is also the author of Swear to God (Doubleday: New York, 2004), Scripture Matters (Emmaus Road: Steubenville, 2003), Lord Have Mercy (Doubleday: New York, 2003), Understanding Our Father (Emmaus Road: Steubenville, OH, 2002); First Comes Love: Finding Your Family in the Church and the Trinity (Doubleday: New York, 2002); Hail Holy Queen: The Mother of God in the Word of God (Doubleday: New York, 2001), The Lamb’s Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth (Doubleday: New York, 1999); A Father Who Keeps His Promises: God’s Covenant Love in Scripture (Servant Publications: Ann Arbor, MI 1998), co-author (along with his wife, Kimberly) of Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism (Ignatius Press: San Francisco, 1993), and co-editor of Catholic for a Reason: Scripture and the Mystery of the Family of God (Emmaus Road: Steubenville, OH 1998). Dr. Hahn has also written numerous articles in lay and academic publications.

Scott received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a triple-major in Theology, Philosophy and Economics from Grove City College, Pennsylvania, in 1979, his Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1982, and his Ph.D. in Biblical Theology from Marquette University in 1995. Scott has ten years of youth and pastoral ministry experience in Protestant congregations (in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, Kansas and Virginia) and is a former Professor of Theology at Chesapeake Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 1982 at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia. He entered the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil, 1986.


St. Mary’s Church, 109 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Ph: 410-990-4013410-990-4013

Father John M. Hamrogue, C.Ss.R. was ordained in 1963. He has served as professor in the former Redemptorist College Seminary and as Director of Formation. He has served as parish priest, pastor, preacher of parish missions, and of retreats to lay people, priests, and religious. For seven years he lived and worked on the islands of St. Lucia and Dominica in the Caribbean, and got used to endless summer.

He has written a few little things. Now he is a parish priest at St. Mary?s, Annapolis, and is most notably involved with children and their parents, in the grammar school and the sacramental programs of religious education. He works in Spanish, too, acquired in his age.


Fr. Gregory Hickey is the pastor of St. John Fisher parish in Delaware County, He served as the Rector of Malvern Retreat House from 2007-2011. He was ordained a priest in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 1979. He has served as a Parochial Vicar in the following parishes: SS. Simon and Jude, Westtown; Saint Augustine, Bridgeport, and Saint Leo in Tacony. The majority of his priestly assignments have been in education: Cardinal Dougherty, Saint Hubert’s, Bishop Conwell, Roman Catholic, and Kennedy-Kenrick where he was both Principal and President. While serving in the high school apostolate, he was in residence at both Our Lady Help of Christians in Philadelphia and Saint Helena in Center Square. He is a post-doctoral candidate in education at St. Joseph’s University. In addition, he served on numerous boards as well as chairing several Middle States evaluations, which is an accrediting agency in education. He was the Chaplain of Immaculata University and a full-time member of the Theology Department.


Fr. Robert Hilz is a Friar of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis of Assisi. He grew up in St. Francis of Assisi parish in Toronto, OH. He attended what is now the famous Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH. Robert joined the order in 1962 and was ordained in 1970. He was then sent to teach religion at Bishop Egan High School in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, in Levittown, PA. The first week there Brother Dominic took him to Mary Joyce’s home for a Charismatic prayer meeting. It really shocked him. In the seminary he was taught that those “charismatic things” were only to get the church started in Acts of the Apostles. Father stayed with that little prayer group for eleven years. By 1975 it had grown to 450, known as Great Shepherd Prayer Community meeting in the gym of Bishop Conwell High School. Several of that group also went regularly on Friday night to a prayer meeting at St. Boniface Church in Phily under Brother Panky and Fr. Vincent Walsh.

The Vatican identifies 600 Renewal Movements world wide. Charismatic Renewal has touched more people than any other of the movements all over the world according to Vatican officials. Come and learn more of what the Holy Spirit has taught us and is still teaching us about Himself and His gifts to renew the church and the world.


Fr. Peter Hopkins, LC studied Liberal Arts at Thomas Aquinas College in California before entering the Legionaries of Christ in 1977. He completed his philosophical and theological studies in Rome at the Pontifical Gregorian University and the University of St. Thomas Aquinas. He has worked in Ireland and Mexico in the Catholic formation of youth and family. He is currently director of the Thornwood Conference and Training Center in Thornwood which specializes in marriage preparation courses, retreats, spiritual exercises, family counseling, marriage enrichment retreats and youth activities. He was ordained by the Holy Father John Paul II along with his two younger brothers on the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Legionaries of Christ in St. Peter’s Basilica in 1991. He also has a sister who is a Nashville Dominican sister.


Fr. Peter Khuong Huynh was born in Belleville, New Jersey, on March 5, 1981 and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the oldest of three sons; his younger brother is also a Legionary of Christ priest. In 1993, he entered the Immaculate Conception Apostolic School in Center Harbor, New Hampshire. He entered the novitiate in Cheshire, Connecticut, in 1998, making his first vows in 2000. He studied two years of humanities in Cheshire, Connecticut. For three years he did youth work in the Heartland; taught and mentored at a Legionary school in St. Louis. He earned a master’s degree in philosophy in 2009 and a bachelor’s degree in theology in 2012 from the Pontifical Regina Apostolorum College in Rome, Italy. He currently serves as the youth adult minister at St. Mary Magdalen in Media, PA and youth groups in the greater Philadelphia area. His ministry extends as chaplain at Widener University in Chester and as director of international Catholic missions in Mexico.


Anna Iatesta and her husband, Bob have been in full-time service to families and children since 1977, when they founded Families in Christ, a Catholic lay ministry dedicated to strengthening Christian family life. In 1985, Anna founded Living Bridges, with the mission of saving children, strengthening families and stirring faith in God. This work has grown dramatically into the full service organization as it is today. Anna co-hosted On the Way, a Gabriel award-winning television series; she is also the recipient of the Catholic Campaign for America’s Catholic Contribution Award. She is a national conference speaker and media guest on radio and television. Currently, Anna is the Director for a weekly support program for Catholic home-based educators and the Living Bridges Hosting Program for international orphan children.


Carol Jensen, M.A. is a spiritual companion trained in the Ignatian tradition. She holds degrees in Social Work from the University of Michigan and Holistic Spirituality from Chestnut Hill College.


Rev. Timothy F. Keating, CSsR was ordained a priest at the Redemptorist seminary Mt. St. Alphonsus in 1966. He served in an inner-city parish in Baltimore, MD for four years.

He received an STL from Catholic University and his doctorate in theology form the University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto.

He taught some years in the Redemptorist College Seminary in Suffield, CT. He also offered courses for the St. Bernard’s Institute in Rochester and adult education courses at Nazareth College also in Rochester.

For the past 20 years he has ministered at retreat centers operated by his community in western NY, in the Hudson Valley, and on the NJ coast. He has also conducted many parish missions and retreats. As well he has done a significant amount of adult education programs in non-academic settings (parish-based, Elderhostel, etc.) He also has done a considerable amount of spiritual direction.

At the present time he is part of the parish mission team of the Redemptorists leading parish renewals and retreats, ministering mostly in upstate NY as well as in other places in the Northeast.

He resides with the Redemptorist community at St. Clement?s parish in Saratoga Springs, NY.


Matthew Kelly was born in Sydney, Australia, on July 12, 1973. Kelly is a New York Times bestselling author and is widely recognized today as one of the best speakers in the world. With his keen sense of humor and heart-warming charm, Kelly has been effortlessly elevating and energizing audiences in more than 50 countries for the past decade.

Matthew Kelly is an international retreat director, author and motivational speaker.


Heather King is a writer, ex-lawyer, sober alcoholic, contemplative and National Public Radio commentator. She struggled with alcoholism for many years, got sober in 1987, and converted to Catholicism in 1996. An essayist and blogger, Heather is the author of several books, including Parched; her spiritual reflections appear regularly in Magnificat Magazine.

Her witty, entertaining style draws her audience into the deeper aspects of the spiritual journey. She has an authentic razor-sharp clarity about accepting life on life’s terms. For those who desire to take time apart with God and with other recovering women, Malvern’s Serenity retreat provides a safe haven in a tranquil 125-acre wooded setting.


Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska
Professed a Redemptorist: 1961
Ordained a Priest: 1966

Father Don spent 39 years in the Redemptorist foreign mission along the Amazon River in Brazil. While assigned to Brazil, he studied moral theology in Rome. He’s been a pastor, preached retreats, taught, authored books and articles, spiritually advised many lay groups, aided seminarians, and held administration positions. He is happy being able to now tell stories and jokes in English instead of Portuguese!


Originally from St. Matthew’s in Conshohocken, PA.
Holds degrees from: St. Hyacinth College and St. Anthony on Hudson Theological University of Notre Dame, South Bend
Entered Franciscans in 1973; made solemn vows in 1978
Ordained priest in 1983
Taught high school for 12 years/college for 8 years
Teaches English and Theology
Currently is Chaplain, Campus Minister and Teacher at Neumann College, Aston, PA

Father Jude Michael taught literature at Archbishop Curley High School and Loyola. He served as English department chair, student government and national honor society moderators, and director of retreats for campus ministry. He has been spiritual director for local Franciscans and a member of St. Anthony Province Spiritual Life Commission. Father has even made room for pastoral ministries by preaching missions and Sunday liturgies.

As of August 15, Father Jude Michael began continuing his commitment to helping students grow intellectually and spiritually as Chaplain, Campus Minister, and faculty member for Neumann College.

Rev. Msgr. Joseph Logrip

Monsignor Logrip was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on May 1972.  His ministries include parish priest and pastor, coupled with his educational years of teaching on the secondary, collegiate and seminary levels.  Monsignor has also served in Archdiocesan administrative positions:  Council of Priests, College of Consultors, Pastors’ Council on Education, Chair for  Financial Assistance to Needy Parishes and Regional Vicar for urban parishes.  Monsignor has worked with several religious communities, among them, the Christian Brothers, the Missionaries of Charity international Scripture programs and the Carmelite nuns in Philadelphia.  At present, Monsignor serves as chaplain for the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.


160 Ridge Road
Chadds Ford, PA 19317

Born in 1956 and raised in northeast Philadelphia by Philip J. Lowe, Jr., a Philadelphia policeman, and Emily M. Lowe, a private secretary.

Doctor of Education, August 1996

Department of Educational Administration, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Graduate Course Concentration: Supervision of Instruction, School Administration

Dissertation: Clinical Supervision Practices of the Secondary School Principals of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Master of Divinity, May 1982 – Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia, PA
Major: Pastoral Theology

Bachelor of Arts, May 1978 – Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia, PA
Major: Philosophy

University Chaplain–Neumann University, Aston, PA –July 2011-present

Assistant Professor –Neumann University, Aston, PA –June 2005-present

Director: Doctor of Education Program –Neumann University, Aston, PA –November 2005-June 2013

Director, Newman Center – Temple University, Philadelphia, PA – June 2000-2005

Principal –Saint Pius X High School, Pottstown, PA –June 1993-June 2000

Adjunct Professor –Immaculata University, Immaculata, PA –January 1998-2005

Adjunct Professor –Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA –August 2003-2005

Director of Secondary Religious Education –Office of Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA –June 1990-1993

Secondary Schools Staff, Office of the Superintendent of Schools –Office of Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA –June 1990-1993

Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs –St. Pius X High School, Pottstown, PA

Registrar; Head, Theology Department; and Theology Faculty Member –Cardinal Dougherty High School, Philadelphia, PA –June 1985-October 1990

Parochial Vicar –Saint Matthias Parish, Bala Cynwyd, PA –June 1982-1985


Ordained 1980 following studies at the University of Notre Dame and St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

School Minister at St. Pius X. High School and Archbishop Kennedy High School (1981-1988)

Director, Archdiocesan Office for Workshop (1988-2004)

Pastor, St. Patrick’s Parish, Philadelphia (2004-present)

Adjunct faculty, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary (1980-present)


Fr. Shaun Mahoney is the Rector of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia. A graduate of Archbishop Carroll High School for Boys in Radnor PA and Harvard University, he was ordained for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 1991. He served as a parochial vicar at St. Bernadette Church in Drexel Hill from 1991 to 1993. From 1993 to 1999 he studied at the Gregorian University in Rome, where he obtained a license and a doctorate in Dogmatic Theology. Upon completing his studies, he was assigned as Assistant Professor of Theology and Formation Advisor at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. His term at the Seminary extended from 1999 to 2005. From 2005-2010, he served as the Director for the Newman Center at Temple University.


Father Mallaghan was born and educated in Brooklyn New York. Following his ordination he earned a MA in United States and European History and a Ph. D. in Religious Studies.

He taught History, Theology, and Scripture at St. John’s University and was Superior of the Order there for ten years. For the past 20 years he has been involved in counseling and spiritual direction. He is also a spiritual advisor to 12-step Fellowships.


Monsignor Francis I. Malone, J.C.L., P.A., a native of Philadelphia, is a priest of the Diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas, and was ordained in 1977. Formerly the Vicar General of the Diocese, he is presently the Judicial Vicar of the Diocesan Tribunal and pastor of Christ the King Church, Little Rock. His ministry over the years, in addition to parish and diocesan responsibilities, has included Spiritual Director of the Cursillo Movement for the diocese. Of note, Monsignor Malone is the namesake of his grandfather, who was a Malvern Retreatant for over 50 years. His pastor and the priest who gave Msgr. Malone his First Communion was Father James Gibbons, who is buried at Malvern.


MSGR. MICHAEL T. MANNION, S.T.L., M.A. is the Director of Community Relations for the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey. Ordained to the Priesthood in 1971, Msgr. Mannion is a pioneer in the field of post-abortion healing, having authored some of the first and finest books on the topic, including Abortion and Healing – A Cry to Be Whole (1986). He has conducted training for clergy and lay professionals throughout the world on this topic. His work has helped to develop the Church’s understanding of the wounds abortion brings and of the path to healing. His ministry inspired Dr. Theresa Burke to focus on the topic of healing after abortion and to develop the Rachel’s Vineyard retreat program, now the world’s largest ministry for postabortion healing. Msgr. Mannion is now developing a new line of thought linking the path of healing with the traditional schools of spirituality in the Church.

Msgr. Mannion has served as a Cable News Network commentator for the funeral of Mother Teresa, with whom he had the privilege of working. His many other media appearances include Meet the Press, the Charlie Rose Show, and MSNBC. He holds advanced degrees in theology, Scripture, and youth ministry. His work also involved ministering to law enforcement personnel and their families, and in that arena has been able to apply his insights into healing the wounds of trauma.

Msgr. Mannion was the Rector of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Camden, NJ from 2001 until 2008 and his work has helped many pro-life organizations and dioceses to be more effective in advancing the work of healing and the protection of unborn children.


Patti Gallagher Mansfield was a participant in the February 1967 “Duquesne Weekend” which marked the beginning of the Charismatic Renewal in the Catholic Church. From the earliest days of the Renewal she has served as a leader through teaching, writing and pastoral ministry. Patti’s testimony has been widely published and she has been a speaker at conferences and retreats for laity and priests in the United States and around the world. She is a frequent guest on Ralph Martin’s television program: The Choices We Face.

Patti has authored several books including: Proclaim His Marvelous Deeds, As By A New Pentecost: The Dramatic Beginning of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal with a Foreword by Cardinal Suenens and Magnificat: A Mother’s Reflections on Mary. She also has many teaching CDs.

Patti is married to Al Mansfield, Coordinator of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans, Louisiana, and they have four adult children and six grandchildren. She and Al serve together in pastoral leadership of a weekly prayer meeting and an annual Catholic Charismatic Conference. The Mansfields are Liaisons to the Archbishop of New Orleans for the Charismatic Renewal and are recipients of the Papal Medal, Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (For the Church and the Pope).

Patti was asked by the Pontifical Council for the Laity to thank Pope Benedict XVI on behalf of all the ecclesial movements and new communities before a crowd of 400,000 people in St. Peter’s Square on the vigil of Pentecost, 2006. She has also ministered at the International Retreat for Priests in Ars, France during the Year for Priests sponsored by the Congregation for the Clergy.


Reverend Monsignor Joseph T. Marino attended first and second grade at St. Matthew Parish Elementary School in Philadelphia, and graduated in 1962 from St. Pius X Parish Elementary School in Broomall. He attended Monsignor Bonner High School, Drexel Hill in ninth grade, and in 1966 was a member of the first graduating class of Cardinal O’Hara Catholic High School, Springfield, Delaware County.

Monsignor entered St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in 1966, and was ordained a priest by John Cardinal Krol at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on May 17, 1975. He also attended St. Joseph’s University for undergraduate studies in Sociology, and received a Masters Degree in Sociology from Temple University in 1975.

From 1975 to 1979 Monsignor Marino served as assistant pastor at St. Monica Parish, South Philadelphia, and as a Regional Coordinator for the Cardinal’s Commission on Human Relations. As regional coordinator, he founded a neighbor corporation, The Institute for Community Issues, which had as its primary program the South Philadelphia Employment Project.

He was a faculty member of Lansdale Catholic High School from 1979-1988. He taught theology and social studies, and from 1984 to 1988 he also served as Director of Guidance at Lansdale Catholic High School. He was principal of Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls from 1988-1990.

After eleven years of service to the secondary school system of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Monsignor was appointed as the first Director of the newly created Office for the Renewal of Pastoral Life [1990-1992]. His primary responsibility in this position was the coordination of the nine year Spiritual Renewal efforts [Catholic Faith & Life 2000] of Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua.

From 1992 to1997 he served as the Director of the Archdiocesan Family Life Office, and in 1996 he acted also as Administrator of St. Joseph Parish in Ambler. In 1997, Monsignor Marino was appointed as Pastor of St. Denis Parish in Havertown. He was the first diocesan priest replacing the Augustinian priests who served Saint Denis Parish for 145 years.

In 2006, Monsignor Marino was appointed as Pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Strafford, and served as Regional Vicar for Chester County from 2006 to 2011. In 2013, Monsignor Marino was appointed Rector of Malvern Retreat House.

After serving for ten years as a member of the Archdiocesan School Board, Monsignor now serves as a member of the Archdiocesan Executive Board for Elementary Education. He is also the current president for The Foundation for Catholic Education in Chester County.

Monsignor Marino has a Masters of Divinity degree from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary [1975] and a Masters of Arts degree in Sociology from Temple University [1975].


Father Justin M. Matro, O.S.B., has been named the Rector of Saint Vincent Seminary by Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., Chancellor. The appointment becomes effective Monday, August 14.

“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Father Justin as the Rector of the Seminary,” said Archabbot Douglas. “His years of experience in Seminary formation provide a solid foundation for preparing priesthood students for future leadership and service in the Church.”

Father Justin has been a member of the Seminary faculty and staff for the past 13 years. For eight years, Father Justin served as Director of Spiritual Formation. Father Justin has served as Vice Rector of the Seminary and Dean of Human Formation since 2003. An Assistant Professor of Spiritual Theology, he has taught at the Seminary since 1993.

He attended St. Louise de Marillac School in Upper St. Clair, PA and then Highland Avenue School in Midland Park, New Jersey. He is a 1976 graduate of Midland Park High School. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Seton Hall University in 1981, a master of divinity degree from Saint Vincent Seminary in 1988, a master of arts degree in systematic theology from Saint Vincent Seminary in 1989, a master of arts degree in formative spirituality from Duquesne University in 1991, and a doctorate in sacred theology from the Gregorian Pontifical University in January of 2000.

He made simple profession of vows at Saint Vincent Archabbey on July 10, 1984, and solemn profession of vows on July 11, 1987. He served his diaconate internship at Sacred Heart Parish, Jeannette (1988-1989), and was ordained a priest on May 27, 1989 by Bishop Anthony G. Bosco of Greensburg.

Father Justin is the son of Nicholas P. Matro of Crabtree and the late Marguerite (Monnich) Matro. He is one of six children, including Mary M. Abrey, Washingtonville, New York; N. P. Matro, Jr., Hawthorne, New Jersey; John Matro, Ramsey, New Jersey; Claire Matro, Monroeville; and William Matro, Latrobe.

He has also previously served as Director of the Retreat Program at Saint Vincent Archabbey (1988-1990); Vocation Director of the Archabbey (2000-2003); and Assistant in the Seminary Development Office (1987-1991) and in a number of other capacities.

Father Justin succeeds Father Kurt Belsole, O.S.B., who has completed six years as Rector of the Seminary.

According to John C. Marous, Jr., Chairman of the Seminary’s Board of Regents, “Father Kurt has provided effective leadership and service to the Seminary community as Rector since May of 2000.” “During the past six years Father Kurt has worked hard to advance the academic programs and the liturgical life of the Seminary,” Archabbot Douglas said. “During his years of service, the John and Annette Brownfield Center underwent a substantial renovation including the addition of wireless internet access and state of the art information technology. In addition, the Pastoral Stewardship Program, the Pope Benedict XVI Chair in Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation, and the Apostolic Visitation were all completed during his tenure.”

“We are all deeply grateful to Father Kurt and to Father Justin for their contributions to the advancement of Saint Vincent Seminary and assure them of our continued gratitude and prayers,” Archabbot Douglas said.


Sister Suzanne Mayer, Ph.D., AAPC, NCC, an Immaculate Heart Sister, knows well the gift and cost of being a sibling of a special needs child. The oldest of eight children, Sister Suzanne’s youngest brother is multiply handicapped and retarded. For the past ten years, Sister has served not only as her brother’s confident, friend and co-vacationer, but also as his guardian. Professionally, Sister has worked with special needs children both as a teacher of CCD in various parish programs and as a pastoral counselor in both school and private settings. Currently, Sister Suzanne teaches part-time at Immaculate College in the Master’s in Clinical Psychology program and full-time at Neumann College in the Master’s program in Pastoral Counseling. Sister, herself a pastoral counselor, has a small practice as part of her ministry. Many residents of Chester County and the surrounding areas know Sister as the recent director of the IHM Spirituality Center where she ministered for the past eight years and as a frequent presenter in retreats, parish conferences, faculty meetings and parent programs. Over the last thirty years Sister has taught “every grade from K through postgraduate” and has counseled individuals from age four through eighty. Obviously, the area of developmental psychology is a favorite of Sister Suzanne’s as well as helping those recovering from trauma. Sister Suzanne has published poetry, articles and reflections in such journals as Review for Religious, Human Development, Spiritual Life, and The Journal of Pastoral Care and has published a book, Celebrating the Woman You Are as well as chapters in several pastoral counseling collections.


Kathleen McCarthy is a published author, Catholic radio broadcaster and has been a Catholic lay evangelist for almost 40 years. Her message of the Father’s merciful love, the Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist, and the power of the Holy Spirit are central to the doctrines of the Catholic Church.

Kathleen has traveled across the country and internationally as a sought-after conference speaker and facilitates workshops, days of renewal and parish retreats. Kathleen has been involved in healing ministry for over four decades. She has the gift of story telling that readily touches the hearts of all individuals. Her willingness to share her faith and wisdom has established her as a dynamic instrument for proclaiming God’s word to both believers and inactive Catholics of all ages.

Kathleen has experienced the death of a husband, loss of a house through fire, personal and family illness and loss. Through it all, her uncompromising love of God and faith in His love for her has been her source of strength in weakness and her light in darkness. She is a gifted speaker who shares with enthusiasm and motivates many hearts to experience the living God.


Rev. William McCarthy is the founder of My Father’s House Spiritual Retreat Center, Moodus, CT. He is a nationally known retreat director an published author of well-known Catholic books on topics relating to the Holy Eucharist, the Blessed Mother and prayer. People travel from all over the US to pray with Fr. McCarthy.


2000-2005 Spiritual Direction and Retreat Work

1997-1999 R.A.P.T. (taught drug and alcohol teachers, Writer

1991-1996 McKenna Center, Drop-in-center, kitchen, shelter for the homeless and hungry.

1982-1991 Shalom House Retreat Center, Richmond Diocese, Director and Retreat Master.

1979-1982 Jesuit Retreat House, Charlotte Diocese, Director and Retreat Master

1977-1979 Loyola Retreat House, Wash. Diocese, Director and Retreat Master

1976 Moamoa Seminary, Western Samoa, Visiting Professor

1972-1976 OConnell HS. Student Counselor

1970-1971 Gonzaga HS, Student Counselor

1968-1969 Parish Priest, Santiago, Chile

1965-1968 San Mateo HS, Osorno, Chile, teacher

1950-1964 Jesuit Education

1946-1950 Xavier HS, Secondary Education


B.A Classics, Fordham

M.A. Education, Fordham

Certification in catechetics at the Catholic University of Santiago, Chile.

M.A. Counseling, George Washington


Teacher – Gonzaga, D.C., 57-60 and 97: San Mateo, Osorno, 65-68: Moamoa, Samoa, 75-76

Counselor – Gonzaga – 70-71: O’Connell – 71-75

Parish Work – Santiago, Chile: McLean, Va., Savaii, Western Samoa

Retreat Houses – Loyola -70-75: Jesuit House of Prayer, N.C., 79-81

Shalom House, Va. 82-91

Parish Renewals – Charlotte and Richmond Dioceses – 79-91

Preached Retreats – 1970-2005

Shelter and Soup Kitchen – 91-96

Cursillos – dioceses of Richmond and Arlington and Washington – 1970 -2004

Spiritual Director of Area II of Cursillo 1996- 1999

Spirtiual Director for Cursillo, Washington DC 2005-present

Writer – articles published on Spirituality – Review for Religious, Sisters Today, Catholic Digest,

Priest, Word & Spirit, Queen of All Hearts. 1979-1995

Chaplain of Alumni at Gonzaga – (2003 2005)


Fr. Joseph McDonough
126 Dorsey Road
Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Fr. Joseph McDonough; Founded The Hezekiah Movement, a drug and alcohol addiction treatment program in 1999. He is also the Executive Director of The Hezekiah Movement, Inc. He has dedicated his life to helping others and sharing his special message of recovery to all those who are affected by addiction, located in Southwest Baltimore. The Hezekiah Movement are people in recovery, families, and people concerned about the growing epidemic of drug and alcohol abuse. We are dedicated to strengthening the spirit of those touched by addiction and we promote a spiritual response to the spiritual crisis of addiction.

See website: www.Hezekiahmovement.org


Rev. Edward McElduff, 2586 Mountain Road, Slatington, PA 18080-3548

I was born January 16, 1922 in New York, NY. My dad was in the Navy, and I followed him overseas and many places in U.S.A.


Graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, California in 1940. Attended University of California in Long Beach and St. Joseph’s College in Philadelphia. Received a BA Degree in Physics from St. Joseph’s 1973.

Entered seminary at St. Charles Borromeo in Philadelphia, PA in 1946. Master of Theology in 1953 and ordained a priest in 1953. I served in seven parishes in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Diocese of Allentown until 2001.

I served in the Navy from 1942-1946 in both European and Pacific operations. I was wounded and awarded the Purple Heart for action on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

Presently I am retired and live in Palmerton, PA.


Anne McGlone is the President and Founder of McGlone & Associates and Agnus Dei Communications, Ltd. She is a seasoned retreat director and motivational speaker with forty years in corporate management and ministry. As a radio host on Radio Maria USA, Anne has been broadcasting a weekly nationally syndicated radio program entitled, “Don’t Give Up” for over seven years. Many of her Catholic documentaries have appeared on EWTN, the Eternal Word Television Network and the Arts & Entertainment Network (A& E); most notably, Marian Apparitions of the 20th Century with Ricardo Montalban and The Father’s Gift. As an international event planner for the Sacred Heart Apostolate in New York, Anne also manages marketing operations for several renowned Catholic personalities in her daily work. She has authored a new book entitled, “The Whisper in the Wind,” Does God Really Hear Me released in 2013. She is married to Jim for thirty-two years, is the mother of two married daughters and the grandmother of three grandsons.


Father Donald Miniscalco, a Philadelphia native, is currently stationed at St. Peter’s Church, 5th and Girard Avenue, the shrine of St. John Neumann. Father is a Redemptorist priest, ordained in 1968. He pursued advanced studies at the Sorbonne University in Paris and the Gregorian University in Rome and has taught in various seminaries and universities in this country. Father also served at parishes in Buffalo and New York City’s colorful East Side.

Since 1980, Father Don has devoted full time energy to conducting parish Missions. Although he works primarily in the Philadelphia region, he has also conducted renewals in Ireland, Canada, and the Caribbean and has directed retreats for priests, sisters and lay people in the United States and abroad.

In 2003, Pope John Paul III bestowed the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice honor on Father Miniscalco at the request of the Philadelphia Archdiocese in recognition of his service in the new evangelism.


Born and raised in South Jersey, Fr. Mohan graduated from Camden Catholic High School in Cherry Hill before attending St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia, Franciscan University of Steubenville, and St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore.

Since being ordained a priest of the Camden Diocese in 2014, he has been a Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of Peace Parish in Williamstown NJ, where he is most known for his preaching.


Monsignor Thomas J. Morgan was ordained a priest in 1965 when he earned a B.A. (Equiv.) in Philosophy at St. Kieran’s College in Kilkenny, Ireland. After receiving his M.S. from Iona College and his M.Div. from Seton Hall University, Msgr. Thomas achieved more academic success when he earned a doctorate from Temple University.

In regards to his pastoral and professional experiences, Msgr. Thomas came to the United States and served as Camden’s Director of the Vocation Office for ten years between 1972-1983. Additionally, he was pastor of many parishes in New Jersey, including St. Thomas More Parish where he most recently served as pastor from 2003-2012. He is a NJ licensed clinical psychologist, marriage and family therapist, and a certified school psychologist as well as PA certifications in cognitive therapy, marriage counseling, and family life education.

Pastoral and Professional Experiences:
July 1, 2012 Retired from Parish Administration

2003-2012 Pastor, Saint Thomas More Parish
1439 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08003

2004–2005 Apostolic Administrator
Diocese of Camden, New Jersey

2003–2005 Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia
Diocese of Camden, New Jersey

2002-2003 Episcopal Vicar for Clergy
Diocese of Camden, New Jersey

1996-June 2002 Pastor, Christ the King Parish
200 Windsor Avenue
Haddonfield, New Jersey 08033

1990-1996 Pastor, Queen of the Apostles Parish
391 South Broadway
Pennsville, New Jersey

1990-1996 School Psychologist – per case
Penns Grove, Medford, Gateway School Districts
New Jersey

School Psychologist/Testing and Counseling – Part Time
Camden County Juvenile Detention Center
Lakeland, Blackwood, New Jersey

1983-1990 Therapist, Catholic Social Services
26 North 29th Street
Longport, New Jersey

1972-1983 Director of the Vocation Office
Director of the Transitional Deacon Office
Diocese of Camden, New Jersey

1981-1982 Mood Clinic, Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

1971-1972 Clinical Trainee in Psychotherapy
Community Mental Health Center
Woodbury, New Jersey

1970-1971 Clinical Trainee in individual, marital, family and sex therapy
Department of Psychiatry (Division of Family Study)
Marriage Council of Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

1969-1970 Clinical Trainee in Psychotherapy
Community Mental Health Center
Woodbury, New Jersey

1979 Ed.D Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

1984 M.Div. Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey

1972 M. S. Iona College, New Rochelle, New York

1965 B.A. (Equiv) St. Kieran’s College, Kilkenny, Ireland

1999-2000 Training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
60 Hours

1986-1987 Training in Rational Emotive Therapy
Leading to becoming an Associate Fellow of the Institute
for Rational Emotive Therapy
New York, New York

1981-1982 Mood Clinic (Cognitive Therapy), University of
150 Hours of Supervision

1979 Relationship Enhancement Training
Institute for Development of Emotional and Life Skills
Penn State University, Pennsylvania

Licenses and Certifications:
New Jersey Licensed Clinical Psychologist (License #35S100366200)

New Jersey Marriage and Family Therapist (License # 37F100099100)

New Jersey Certified School Psychologist (#00067933)

Certified in Cognitive Therapy at University of Pennsylvania

Certified Marriage Counselor and Family Life Educator
Division of Family Study, Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Rev. Eamonn Mulcahy, CSSP is a Spiritan priest ordained in his home town of Manchester, England in1980.He received his Licentiate in Dogmatic Theology in 1983 and his Doctorate in Systematic Theology in 2004 from the Gregorian University, Rome. He has been involved in parish ministry in Congo-Brazzaville and in Northern Nigeria. For seven years he worked in Vocations& Youth ministry in Scotland, and then taught theology for nine years at the Missionary Institute London, being on the Provincial Leadership Team of the Spiritans in Britain for six of those years. He has extensive experience in adult faith formation courses and giving retreats to priests, religious and lay-people in Europe, North America and Africa. He recently published a study of contemporary soteriology entitled The Cause of our Salvation (Rome: Tesi Gregoriana, 2007). Since 2006 he has been a Formator at the Spiritan International Scholasticate outside Nairobi, Kenya, whilst lecturing in Systematic Theology at Tangaza College, which is part of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.


Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 526 59th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220
718-492-4266 Fax

Father John Murray, C.Ss.R. was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1948. In 1966 he professed vows as a Redemptorist and in 1973, he was ordained by Cardinal Cooke. From 1974 until 1981, was Vocation director for Redemptorists. In 1981, he became Pastor of St. Wenceslaus Church, Baltimore, MD. Then, in 1987, he was appointed pastor of St. Mary’s Church, Annapolis, MD. From 1993 to 1999, he was Director and Rector, San Alfonso Retreat House, Long Branch, NJ. Presently, he is a full time Retreat and Mission preacher.

He has preached over ninety Missions, twenty priest retreats and thirty Sister’s retreats as well as a number of Cursillo weekends, Marriage Encounters and Retrouvaille Weekends.

He is also the author of Strictly Spiritual, a weekly column on spirituality for a few Catholic newspapers, winning the Catholic Press Association award for columnist. He also has written a number of ?Dear Padre? columns for Liguori Publications.

Curriculum Vitae

1948 – Born in Brooklyn, NY
1966 – Professed vows as a Redemptorist
1973 – Ordained by Cardinal Cooke
1974 – 1981 Vocation Director for the Baltimore Province, Redemptorists
1981 – 1987 Pastor, St. Wenceslaus Church, Baltimore. MD
1987 – 1993 Pastor, St. Mary’s Church, Annapolis, MD
1993 – 1999 Director and Rector, San Alfonso retreat House, Long Branch, NJ
1999 – Present – Mission and retreat Preacher


Director, Spirituality Center, 2200 Kentmere Pkwy, Wilmington, DE 19806

Rev. Michael S. Murray, OSFS, is Executive Director of the De Sales Spirituality Center, a ministry of the Wilmington-Philadelphia province of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. A native of Wilmington, Delaware, and the oldest of three children, Michael joined the community of priests and brothers dedicated to the spirit of St. Francis de Sales in 1975. Ordained a priest in 1986, he holds a BA in Psychology, a Master of Divinity and an MA in Educational Administration. Before assuming the position as Executive Director of the De Sales Spirituality Center – a post he has held for nearly eight years – Fr. Murray served for fourteen years in secondary education in Wilmington, Delaware and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, twelve of these in leadership positions.

In addition to the arena of Christian spirituality, Fr. Murray’s other interests include transportation, photography and military history. He has been published in a number of railroad-related periodicals, including Railpace Newsmagazine, CTC Board, Rail Classics and TRAINS Magazine. Michael has also authored an all-color book featuring the Pennsylvania Railroad during the 1950’s and 1960’s.


Fr. Nordemann is a graduate of Cardinal Dougherty HS and Penn State University with a BS in Finance. After working for seven years, he entered St. Charles Seminary in 1995. He was ordained in 2001.

He has worked in parishes, gives Days of Recollection, youth retreats, and also the RCIA program.

He is on the faculty of Cardinal O’Hara High School residing in Sacred Heart Parish in Havertown.


Holy Redeemer Health System, 667 Welsh Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
(215) 938-4685(215) 938-4685 or (610) 644-8237(610) 644-8237

Fax: (215) 938-4678
E-mail: dodonnell@holyredeemer.com or Padre@amigosdejesus.org
Website: www.AmigosdeJesus.org

Born 23 April 1947 – Baptized 18 May 1947
Ordained 18 May 1974

Father Dennis JW O’Donnell, Ph.D. is the coordinator of Integrated Health Services (IHS). This program offered by Holy Redeemer Health System provides a wholistic, integrated assessment of a person from a physical, psychological and spiritual perspective. Based on the assessment, consultation is offered to help a person’s decision to further enhance his or her health in a balanced, integrated manner.

From 1989 to 2006, Father O’Donnell served as the Rector and Spiritual Director of St. Joseph-in-the-Hills, the Malvern Retreat House in Pennsylvania.

In 1996, Father co-founded an orphanage in Honduras, Amigos de Jesus. Along with the children in the orphanage, Amigos de Jesus financially supports two other orphanages serving over 200 abused and abandoned children who are now given a safe home to live and grow intellectually, socially, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

From 1982 to 1989, he was the assistant superintendent for Catholic Education in Philadelphia responsible for five special education day schools and for the curriculum in the secondary schools. He also had the responsibility for BLOCS, a development program of business leaders in Philadelphia for the Catholic schools.

Between the years of 1980 and 1982, he studied at Fordham University and received a Ph.D.

Between 1976 and 1980, Father O’Donnell was a teacher and chaplain at Cardinal Dougherty High School, and a chaplain for the Dominican Sisters of Catherine de Ricci, who staff a retreat center primarily for women.

Immediately after ordination in 1974, he was assigned to Maternity BVM Parish in Philadelphia, where he served as an associate-pastor for two years. After ordination to the Deaconate, Father O’Donnell was assigned as Assistant Chaplain at Philadelphia State Mental Hospital.

Father conducts weekend retreats and days of recollection for various groups (senior citizens, married couples, faculty, students). Father also directs retreats for religious, clergy and parish missions/retreats throughout the USA.


Father Michael S. Olivere has been a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for approximately 13 years. A native of Philadelphia, Father Mike grew up in St. Lucy’s parish, in Manayunk. After graduating from LaSalle University, Father Mike taught at the elementary school level for a number of years. He later went on to receive a doctorate in education. Father Mike was ordained to the priesthood in 1994. For over ten years, he served as president of St. John Neumann High School, which later became Neumann-Goretti High School. For the past year, Father Mike has been assigned as the parochial vicar for Assumption BVM parish in Feastervile, PA. Father Mike is also on the faculty of St. Charles Seminary in the Permanent Diaconate program. Finally, Father Mike is a certified spiritual director for priests, deacons, and clergy in training. He is a warm and friendly person, and his engaging talks will be an inspiration to both children and adults.


Father Mitchell C. Pacwa, S.J., Senior Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, is President and Founder of Ignatius Productions, world-renowned lecturer, spiritual director for over 50 Holy Land pilgrimages, and is best known for his appearances on EWTN (Eternal World Global Catholic Network) as host of television and radio programs.

An accomplished Biblical Scholar and Apologist, Father Pacwa, S.J. earned his Ph.D. in Old Testament from Vanderbilt University. He also holds a Master of Divinity and S.T.B. from the Jesuit School of Theology at Loyola University. He speaks 12 languages, including Arabic, Aramaic, Hebrew, and Koine Greek.

Father Pacwa, ordained in 1976, is a best-selling author, including Saint Paul: A Study Guide for Catholics (2008) published by Our Sunday Visitor and How to Listen When God is Speaking: A Guide for Modern Day Catholics (2011) published by The Word Among Us Press.

Father Pacwa has a new book being released in August 2012 with Our Sunday Visitor celebrating the Year of Faith called, “The Year of Faith: A Bible Study for Catholics.”


Deacon Michael Pascarella, Jr. grew up in Saint Lucy’s Parish (now closed) which was located in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia. He is a graduate of Roman Catholic High School, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University and a Master of Science degree from West Chester University. He is a 1992 graduate of the Church Ministry Institute. In 2006, he entered Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, and was ordained a permanent deacon on June 2, 2012, for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He is assigned to Epiphany of Our Lord Parish in Plymouth Meeting, PA, with additional liturgical duties at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Deacon Pascarella is also a Master of Arts candidate in the Pastoral Theology program at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. He has enjoyed a 34-year career in law enforcement, and has also spent over 20 years as a volunteer firefighter and youth baseball coach. Deacon Pascarella has been married for 29 years and has twin teenage sons. Deacon Pascarella is also a “Man of Malvern,” having made over 40 weekend retreats. He is an Associate Captain of Our Lady of Lourdes Group, and the Captain of Our Lady of the Rosary Family Retreat.


Father Leonard N. Peterson was ordained for service in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on May 20, 1967 by John Cardinal Krol. After two years as a parochial vicar, he spent the next 23 years in the Education Apostolate. He taught at Cardinal O’Hara (1969-80), Archbishop Ryan for Girls (1980-82), and Lansdale Catholic (1982-86) High Schools before becoming the Newman Chaplain at West Chester University (1986-91).

In 1991, he was appointed pastor of St. Bridget Parish in Philadelphia until 1993, followed by a dual assignment as parochial vicar at St. Anastasia Parish in Newtown Square, PA and adjunct professor at (then) Immaculata College from 1993–1997. In 1997, he was appointed pastor of St. Maria Goretti Parish in Hatfield until 2012.

For over twenty years, he wrote both op-ed pieces and homilies for the Catholic Standard and Times archdiocesan newspaper.

Retired in 2012, Father now assists part-time at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Marmora, NJ. He also writes weekly Scriptural Reflections for the John Patrick Publishing Company.


Fr. Jeff Putthoff, SJ, has worked in Camden, NJ for over 13 years. He is the founder and Executive Director of Hopeworks ‘N Camden, a youth technology portal using the technologies of web site design/development and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to work with youth ages 14-23 in Camden, NJ. Hopeworks is a direct response to the current youth crisis that exists for many youth today. In Camden, over 50% of the population is under 18, and only 25% of adults have a high school diploma and the per capita income is $5700. There is an estimated 70% dropout rate from the public high schools in the city of Camden, while 53% of all youth live below the poverty line. These factors combine to make life challenging for young people, especially when Camden is one of America’s poorest and most violent cities. Hopeworks is a direct response to this situation.

During the past 12 years, Hopeworks has worked with over 1700 youth, providing 300 youth jobs, 1700 college credits, and helped over 140 youth begin college. Fr. Jeff has been recognized for his youth development work. People often assume he does this work because it is what “Jesuits do”; however, he finds Jesus alive there. It is a place where his relationship with Jesus has grown—not always in a linear and understood way. Living and working in such poverty with its accompanying violence, trauma, and abuse challenges his sense of justice. He doesn’t find easy answers, nor is God readily giving him platitudes. Rather, he finds himself often with the crucified Christ in Camden. As a Jesuit, he has asked to be close to Jesus, especially in His sufferings, and truly understood that after he began working in Camden.


Father Rodriguez was born in Puerto Rico in 1966. He was raised in Brooklyn NY. His high school and university years were in Puerto Rico. In 1987 he entered St. Charles Borromeo Seminary as a seminarian from the diocese of Harrisburg. He was ordained in 1993.

Father is presently pastor of St. Benedict the Abbot parish in Lebanon, PA and regularly appears on EWTN answering Spanish questions on various topics. He enjoys a good game of chess and speaks Spanish fluently.


Ordained in the Jubilee Year 2000, for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Fr. Rogers is currently the Vocation Director for Diocesan Priesthood in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

The oldest of 5 children, Fr Rogers was raised in Northeast Philadelphia and graduated from Bishop McDevitt High School in 1991. Upon graduation, he entered St. Charles Borromeo Seminary where he completed his college education earning a B.A. degree in Philosophy. After college, he moved on to the Spirituality Year Program and then onto Theology Studies at St. Charles where he earned a Master of Divinity, Master of Arts and a Bachelor in Sacred Theology Degrees. He spent the first 5 years of priesthood as parochial vicar of Sts. Philip and James Parish in Exton, has been involved with prayer groups for over 10 years and is convinced that encountering the living presence of Christ in the Eucharist and growing in Christ is the most important gift we could ever receive.

Jim Rogers

Since 1975, Jim has served as consultant in Sports Medicine to the Philadelphia Catholic and Public Leagues and scores of high schools in the tri-state area. He has been head trainer for the Philadelphia all star football game and carpenter cup baseball classic. Elected to the Pennsylvania hall of Fame in 1995, Jim is a much sought after speaker on topics of adult t wellness, spirituality and values in Sports.


Marty Rotella is a five-time Grammy nominee, international recording artist and inspirational, national evangelist. As the founder of Spirit Power, Rotella conducts Spirit Power retreats and conferences throughout the US for men, women and teens.


Dr. Lester Ruppersberger is an NFP–only board certified OB/GYN with a private practice in Langhorne, Bucks County, PA. He is the current treasurer of the National Catholic Medical Association. He and his wife of 42 years, Betty, have a live call-in radio program on Holy Spirit radio for 13 years called “NFP…for Life.” He is a frequent speaker for pro-life groups on many topics, has published articles in the Linacre Quarterly, a publication of the CMA, and is a certified NFP instructor for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, as well as an associate professor at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has two children and nine grandchildren.


Deacon David, who has been ordained for 28 years, currently ministers at Saint John Neumann in Bryn Mawr. In 2012, Deacon Dave’s wife of 46 years died suddenly, followed by his son 6 months later. Deacon has a degree in Pastoral Counseling and facilitates bereavement groups here at Malvern and at Saint John’s Parish.


Father Philip Scott, FJ,  founded Family of Jesus the Healer, a family of priests, brothers and sisters dedicated to Christ and His Church. They are bound by private vows of obedience, chastity, poverty and martyrdom, praying to be healed and formed into a family by the Divine Family (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) in order to live out in a prophetic manner our baptismal calling to follow Jesus Christ and to be His instruments of healing for families. Families include not only the individual domestic family, but also the broader family of the Church and of society. They have been missionaries in Chaclacayo, Peru, since January 10, 2003.

Fr. Phillip Scott is an international retreat director, conference speaker and author. He is known in the U.S. most notably for his work around the issue of forgiveness. His new book on Father Wounds will be released in 2013.


Father Joseph Serano is a Priest of Daylesford Abbey, with a doctorate from The Catholic University of America. For 25 years, he taught theology at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He presently teaches at the Abbey’s Spirituality Center and assists at Bethesda Project in its ministry to the homeless in the city. He also serves as Abbey treasurer.


Order of Friars Minor Capuchin

Matthew Edmund Shaughnessy, fourth son and ninth child of John and Anna Shaughnessy, was born on November 16, 1929 in Rochester, Pa. He was baptized on November 24, 1929 at St. Cecelia’s Church in Rochester. For eight years he attended school there under the guidance of the Sisters of Divine Providence and graduated in 1943. Upon graduation, he entered St. Fidelis College and Seminary in Herman, Pa. which was staffed by the Capuchin-Franciscan Friars of the St. Augustine Province where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts.

A talented and capable athlete in his youth, Father Angelus turned down an offer to play professional baseball as a left-handed pitcher for the Cleveland Indians to enter the Capuchin Novitiate in Cumberland, Maryland. On July 14, 1953, Father solemnly professed his perpetual vows as a Capuchin Friar.

Father’s theological studies took him to Capuchin College in Washington, DC for four years where he received a Master’s Degree in Religious Education. On June 4, 1955, Father Angelus was ordained to the priesthood at the hands of Bishop John McNamara in the crypt of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

From 1956 until 1966, Father Angelus served as the Director of the Secular Franciscan Order (S.F.O. ) at St. Augustine Church in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. During that same period, he was Commissary Provincial for the St. Augustine Province. He also assisted Rev. Urban Adelman, O.F.M. Cap., who was the retreatmaster at St. Francis Retreat House in Pittsburgh.

In October of 1966, Father Angelus volunteered to work as a missionary in Papua New Guinea (P.N.G.) where he was spiritual director and teacher in the Pontifical Seminary of Madang for eleven years.

For three years, Father Angelus did pastoral work in the Mendi Diocese of the Southern Highlands. As a major part of his parochial ministry, Father and his parishioners built eleven permanent churches and three bush churches.

While ministering to the needs of the people of P.N.G., Father was privileged to baptize 1,227 men, women, and children. It was there also that Father’s fondness for swimming led to his mastery of walking in deep water for any distance – an unmatched record that was submitted to the Guinness Book of Records in London.

Results of his physical examination revealed that his cardiogram was unsatisfactory and in the summer of 1980, Father was reassigned to Western Pennsylvania. Under the auspices of St. Fidelis Retreat Center, he maintained a rigorous schedule of parish mission and renewals, preached and directed retreats, accepted parish help-outs, days of recollection and appointments for personal individual counseling. He continued this work for nine years out of St. Mary’s Friary, Export, PA and four years with St. Paulinus Church in Clairton, PA.

Since July 1, 2001, Father Angelus has been stationed at Birmingham, Alabama as the Minister General to the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word.

After circling the globe four times and traveling thousands of miles over barely navigable terrain, Father delights in characterizing his present ministry as ” the good life – a taste of the hundredfold here on earth”.


Rev. Michael J. Shea, C.M. was born in Brooklyn, New York as the youngest of six children.  After graduation from high school, he entered the Vincentian minor seminary in Princeton, New Jersey.  He was ordained a priest in 1970 and for the next 13 years he taught in a number of high schools in Philadelphia, such as St. Thomas More, West Catholic, and Archbishop Wood.

From 1983 to 1993, Father Shea divided his time between Niagara University, NY and Auburn University, AL.  In 1993 he was assigned to St. Lazare Retreat House in Spring Lake, MI and served there until his recent assignment to the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal.

In 2005, Fr. Shea received the Life Achievement Award from the Right to Life of Michigan. He also promoted devotion to Mary by having a life-sized statue to Mary’s apparition to St. Catherine Laboure sculpted and erected on the grounds of St. Lazare Retreat House.  Bishop Walter Hurley, the bishop of Grand Rapids, dedicated the statue on July 18, 2007.
Fr. Shea will be responsible for promoting Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal & and Mary’s Miraculous Medal Family (the largest prayer apostolate in the world) throughout the United States.  Fr. Shea is available to come to archdioceses, dioceses, parishes, Schools, Nursing facilities, other religious organizations to speak on the Special Devotion to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and the Miraculous Medal Novena.

If you would like Fr. Shea to come to speak to your Parish or Group, please email him at mshea@cammonline.org  or call 800-523-3674.


Rev. Frank Sirolli was ordained on November 5, 1965 while in his last year of studies at the Augustinian Theological College. After graduation, he taught for eight years while pursuing his interest in parochial ministry. Additionally, Rev. Frank was a pastor at three different parishes and earned two Master’s degrees—one in Religious Education and one in English Literature. He took courses and training in spiritual direction and group dynamics, including a one hundred day program of study and direction at Sangre de Christo Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Rev. Frank is currently an Augustinian priest stationed part-time at Our Mother of Good Counsel Church in Bryn Mawr, Pa. While there, he pursues a full-time ministry and deeper immersion of preaching. His ministry includes parish missions, retreats (religious and lay), Forty Hours, Adult Faith Development, and other related matters.


My name is Father Charlie Smiech and I am a Franciscan Friar of St. John the Baptist Province. As an International Retreat Director and Spiritual Advisor, I am honored to serve our religious communities, priests, deacons and the people of God. Preaching the love of God, exploring the Sacred Scripture and being nourished by the sacraments, brings me great joy and I have a burning desire to share these precious gifts with you! After looking at my website, it is my hope that I may be of service to you! Together may we be faithful to the Gospel and May the Lord grant you peace and countless blessings!


Father Herb Sperger, who has served the Archdiocese of Philadelphia since his ordination in 1979, started at Malvern Retreat as Rector, pro tem, in 2011 while he continues a period of discernment with the Norbertine Order at the Daylesford Abbey. Previously, he served as pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas parish in South Philadelphia and has extensive experience in adult faith formation in both English and Spanish.

Father Sperger also served as pastor of St. Michael and Immaculate Conception, twinned parishes in Philadelphia and worked in the Hispanic Apostolate (1985-2006) while teaching for four years at Bishop Shanahan, Cardinal Dougherty and Roman Catholic High Schools.

He has been an adjunct personal spiritual director at St Charles Borromeo Seminary and a visiting retreat director at the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth, the IHM Sisters’ Villa Maria by the Sea, and Daylesford Abbey.

A graduate of Bishop McDevitt High School in suburban Philadelphia in 1971, he graduated with a Masters in Divinity from St Charles Borromeo Seminary in 1979.


St. Thomas the Apostle Church 610-459-2224610-459-2224 I was born and raised in Delaware County where I attended St. Charles, St. Francis of Assisi and Cardinal O?Hara schools. My undergraduate degree is in Journalism and Advertising from Temple University. While at Temple, my vocation was still hidden from me. My awakening came through family prayer, the Blessed Mother and a few holy priests.

I was ordained a priest in 1998 and spent my first seven years of priesthood in the great Northeast. I was happy to be sent back to Delaware County where I now serve the good people of St. Thomas the Apostle in Glen Mills.

My father took me to Malvern with him while I was a teenager. I enjoyed many retreats at there over the years and Malvern has a special place in my heart. I look forward to journeying with you.


St. Stephen Priory, 130 N. 5th Street, Zanesville, OH 43701-3583

508-785-0123508-785-0123 X 159

Fr. Sutman is currently the Director of Preaching for the Dominican Eastern Province (New York). He is a very active itinerant preacher conducting parish missions, and member of the retreat staff at the St. Stephen Spiritual Center in Dover, Massachusetts. Fr. Frank has a B.S. in Education from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. an M.Ed. in Special Education from the University of Cincinnati, and STB./M Div. from the Dominican House of Studies in Washington DC. Ordained to the priesthood in 1985, he has served as a hospital chaplain, parochial assistant, college administrator, Chairman of the Religious Education Commission for European Russia, religious superior, and a professor of preaching in Catholic seminaries in Kenya, East Africa and Russia.


Fr. Edmund Sylvia, CSC, is a member of the Eastern Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross. Ordained in 1977, Fr. Sylvia has served in North Eastern Massachusetts, Baltimore, Maryland, Steubenville, Ohio and Clearwater, Florida. Besides his priestly duties, he is involved in retreat work, teaching and is co-host of The Abundant Life television program and the Women of Grace Live radio program. Fr. Sylvia is the oldest of eight children and his father still resides in the family home in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He is Theological Advisor and Chaplain to Living His Life Abundantly® International, Inc. and all its productions and to Women of Grace®.


A Jesuit since 1939 and a priest since 1952. Fr. Toland received a doctorate in Theology from the Gregorian University in Rome in 1956. He has spent most of his life since then as a Theology teacher and Educational Administrator.

From 1958 to 1966 he was Prefect of Studies and Dean of the Theology faculty of Woodstock College in Maryland, a Jesuit Theological seminary.

He was President of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia 1968-76 and lecturer and campus minister at Loyola College in Baltimore 1976-81.

He was Provincial Assistant for higher education of the Jesuit?s Maryland Province 1981-89, overseeing Jesuit colleges or universities in Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia and in Scranton, PA. and Wheeling, W.Va.

Last school year he was interim Vice President for academic affairs and Dean of Carroll College in Helena, Mont. Before that he was Director of the Jesuit Retreat Center, Manresa on Severn in Annapolis, MD., and Jesuit community administrator at St. Joseph’s University and at Loyola College.


Msgr. James Tracy
161 Pitman Avenue
Pitman, NJ 08071

Msgr. James Tracy has been a priest for 53 years. He grew up in South Jersey and attended seminaries in Blackwood, New Jersey and in Baltimore, Maryland before completing his theological training in Rome. After ordination, he received a doctorate in philosophy from the University of St. Thomas, also in Rome.

Through the years, he has been a teacher, principal of a high school, superintendent of schools of the diocese of Camden, vicar general of the diocese, and a pastor in three different parishes over a period of 27 years.

Msgr. James continues to be active by offering spiritual direction, giving retreats, and serving in a parish.


Father John Trigilio, Jr. is pastor of two parishes: Our Lady of Good Counsel, Marysville, PA & St. Bernadette, Duncannon, PA.

Father Trigilio earned a Doctorate (PhD) in Mediaeval Philosophy and a Doctor of Theology (ThD) in Biblical Studies; is a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars and has been President of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy (national association of 600 priests and deacons) since 2002.

He has hosted a weekly TV series on EWTN with Father Robert Levis, entitled WEB OF FAITH for more than eight years and has been an online internet spiritual advisor for EWTN for fifteen years. Fr. Trigilio co-authored with Fr. Ken Brighenti several books, including Catholicism for Dummies, Women in the Bible for Dummies, John Paul II for Dummies, Saints for Dummies, Everything Bible Book, Catholicism Answer Book. He has also hosted television & radio series ‘Council of Faith’, ‘Crash Course in Catholicism’ and ‘Crash Course on John Paul II’ for EWTN which are broadcast on cable, satellite, internet and short-wave.

Fr. Trigilio is a regular contributor of articles to Homiletic & Pastoral Review as well as The Priest Magazine. Listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who in Religion and Who’s Who in America, Father John Trigilio is also a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus and Chaplain to the Sons of Italy, as well as Director of the Italian-American Apostolate for the Diocese of Harrisburg. He preaches retreats at Casa Maria in Irondale, AL, and gives lectures across the country as well as appearing regularly twice a month on ‘Catholic Answers Radio: Q&A.’


Rev. Michael V. Tueth, SJ is currently an associate professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University in New York City, where he teaches film and television studies. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, where he attended Chaminade College Preparatory After high school graduation; he began his training in the Jesuit order and earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy and Master of Arts degree in English from Saint Louis University. He taught English and Latin at Regis High School in Denver, Colorado, where he also coached speech and debate. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1971, and spent the following year as the Jesuit Superior of North House, an inner-city tutoring center for inner-city high school students, where he directed the theater program. He then studied at New York University, acquiring a doctorate in American Studies in 1977.

Over the years, Father Tueth has conducted over 100 retreats and workshops at colleges, parishes, and retreat centers throughout the United States and Canada, mostly at Jesuit retreat houses and Cenacle retreat centers. From 1987 to 1994 he served as Executive Director of the Sacred Heart Program, the international Jesuit radio and television apostolate located in St. Louis. During that time he also was the director and host for the program’s nationally syndicated television show, the Jesuit Journal, as well as producer and director of several non-broadcast videotaped productions. He appeared as the host of the popular catechetical videotape series, What Catholics Believe, produced and distributed by Ligouri Productions.

Father Tueth taught for ten years on the faculty of Regis University in Denver and has also taught at Loyola University of Chicago, Georgetown University, Santa Clara University, and the University of Maryland. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Loyola University of Chicago and Loyola Productions, the Jesuit media production center at Loyola-Marymount University in Los Angeles. He has provided many theater and book reviews for America magazine, the Jesuit journal of opinion, and he has published several articles on the mass media. He has always enjoyed the opportunity to conduct retreats and conferences along with his teaching and other academic activities.


Rev. Joseph Tuscan, OFM
St. Andrew Friary
1000 Sixth Street
Charleston, WV 25302

Father Tuscan, OFM Cap, was born in 1967 and raised in Canton. He was professed as a Capuchin-Franciscan friar in the Province of St. Augustine in 1990 and was ordained to the priesthood on June 7, 1997 in Pittsburgh, PA, by Cardinal Wuerl of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC. In January of 1998, he was assigned to the remote Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific where he served as a missionary priest until September of 2001.
From August of 2011 until June of 2012 Fr. Tuscan served in preaching ministry providing retreats and talks for parishes, schools and religious Orders as well as preaching for the foreign missions on behalf of The Propagation of the Faith and Food for the Poor. He currently serves as pastor of three churches in the Charleston, WV, area.


Rev. Emmerich Vogt, OP
5877 Birch Court
Oakland, CA 94618

Fr. Emmerich is a priest of the Holy Name Province of the Dominican Order and is currently ministering with Western Dominican Preaching.

For the past twenty-nine years he has been involved in giving retreats to Mother Teresa’s Priests and Sisters in Mexico, Poland, Guatemala, Calcutta, and Africa.

Former pastor of Holy Rosary Church in Portland, Oregon, he currently resides in Oakland, CA.


Father Walsh graduated from Temple University with a BA in Sociology. He worked at the Devereaux Foundation’s Brandywine Treatment Center, supervising a program for conduct disordered adolescent males and served on their Behavior Management Team. During this time he was actively involved in Youth Ministry at St. Joseph Church in Downingtown.

Two years later he entered St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. His first assignment was Our Lady of Ransom parish where he worked to develop the liturgical and devotional life of the parish. He served as School Minister at Archbishop Wood HS, and is Pastor of St. Raymond of Penafort Church in Philadelphia’s Cedarbrook neighborhood.

He has given days of recollection and retreats at the parish level and preached retreats to priests and religious. He received training in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola at the Jesuit Center at Wernersville.


Fr. Dennis M. Weber, S.C. is a priest of the Servants of Charity, a congregation founded by Blessed Louis Guanella, who assists in the pastoral care, administration and program development and implementation of Don Guanella Village and of the Mental Retardation Services Division of Catholic Social Services. Fr. Dennis has been involved at Don Guanella Village as a lay employee, a seminarian and priest since 1989 and has resided at Don Guanella Village since 1992. Don Guanella Village and the Mental Retardation Services Division of Catholic Social Services offers residential, community and day program services to persons with mental retardation.

Fr. Dennis is the second of ten children of the late Francis and Elizabeth Weber and was born in S. Philadelphia and lived his formative years in St. Joseph’s Parish in Collingdale, PA. He is a 1972 graduate of Monsignor Bonner H.S., a 1976 graduate of Villanova University and a 1997 graduate of St. Charles Seminary and Widener University. Prior to entering St. Charles Seminary in September of 1990, Fr. Dennis enjoyed a 12 year career with Beneficial Corporation, a financial services company. Fr. Dennis was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Edward Cullen, at St. Joseph’s Church in Collingdale, on November 22, 1997. Along with his current responsibilities at Don Guanella Village and the Mental Retardation Services Division, Fr. Dennis is a member of the governing council for the Immaculate Conception Vice-Province of the Servants of Charity and a part-time pastoral associate with Priests for Life.


REV. DENIS G. WILDE, O.S.A. is a member of the Augustinian Province of St. Thomas of Villanova, was associate professor of music at Villanova University from 1977 to 1998, before he joined Priests for Life. A Long Island native, Fr. Wilde is a professional pianist and presents piano recitals around the country in conjunction with pro-life ministry. Father Wilde received his Ph.D. in music from The Catholic University of America (1984) and had been professionally engaged as choral director at Villanova and as guest conductor in five continents. Father feels a unique interest in relating music and pro-life ministry much as the heart is moved through beauty in life. Fr. Denis has been actively involved in pro-life concerns since before Roe v. Wade. In the 80s he personally witnessed to the “rescue” movement and thereby developed ecumenical ties from the expression of common faith in God as the Author of Life. Beyond preaching and teaching on campus he has now traveled to over 450 venues in 43 states delivering the Gospel of Life and supporting the local pro-life efforts of clergy and laity. Fr. Denis writes: “There is sadly no more dangerous place to live than the womb. This bizarre situation of a culture of death propped up by law and camouflaged as medicine perpetuates a lie of a colossal order. Its consequence is a dead end street to baby, mother and civilization. “Our days, seen against this backdrop, can be foreboding. But they can also serve as a national and church wake-up call to act on the promise God has given us all – to thwart evil and reclaim His Victory over death. A priest therefore needs to be at the front, side by side and supporting his flock in this battle for life. Ours is not an option to wait for someone else to come along. What a joy it is to know that God is in charge and will not fail to lead us forward to end this ‘unspeakable crime’.”

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Fr. Wilson is a Legionary of Christ Priest

Ordained 2002 in Rome by Archbishop Leonardo Sandri – Substitute Secretary of Vatican State

12 yrs formation (7 of which in Rome)

Stationed in Rome & Florence – Italy; Cracow – Poland; Aachen & Ingolstadt – Germany; and present assignment in Philadelphia.

Degrees: BA liberal arts – Univ. of Dallas, Pontifical Univ. Regina Apostolorum: BA Philosophy, Licentiate Philosophy, MDiv. Theology.

Current assignment: Director for Regnum Christi Movement youth section and Vocations.


Sister Anne Winkelmann: Chief Clinical Officer; SODAT of New Jersey Inc.
Certificates; LCADC, NCACII, CCS, CCJS, and CMS, has over 25 years of clinical experience in the addiction field. Licenses Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She has opened and supervised various inpatient and outpatient programs in New Jersey.

Member of the congregation assistance core team for the Diocese of Camden. For the past 25 years, she has been a retreat leader for recovering men and women, ACOA’s and couples in the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Virginia, Vermont and Florida. Experienced with children of alcoholics, adolescents, women, victims of incest and co-dependency.

She is a consultant for St. Mary’s Parish in Williamstown, New Jersey. She has given many lectures for the local community schools, organizations, United Way and has a hot line to direct those needing help in the parish. In 2006, she received The Prodigal House Foundation Service Award in recognition of her Spirit of Generosity in giving of her time to all who suffer from addictions. Also in 2006, the Addiction Treatment Providers of New Jersey awarded her the Denis Mansmen Award for her dedication to the addiction field.


Fr. Charles Zlock currently serves as Pastor at St. Monica’s Parish in Berwyn, PA. From July 2012 to July 2013, he was assigned as Malvern Retreat House’s Rector. He provided guidance on spiritual reflection at daily, weekly and weekend retreats; organized a national pool of retreat directors to lead men, women, teens and others in a variety of retreats; developed new programs; and offered sacramental ministry.

Since 1994, Fr. Zlock has served as a priest, pastor, teacher, school minister and administrator in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He is blessed with many spiritual and leadership attributes, and has strengthened and inspired spiritual connections with Catholics of all ages through traditional and social media outreach..

He entered St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and was ordained with a Masters in Divinity and a Master of Arts in Theology. Over the last two decades, he has acquired valuable knowledge and experience in both ministry and education in parishes and schools throughout the region.

His assignments included Archbishop Wood High School in Warminster; Neumann-Goretti High School in South Philadelphia; St. Agatha/St. James Parish in University City; St. Augustine/Our Mother of Sorrows in Bridgeport; St. Ignatius of Antioch in Yardley; St. Martin of Tours in Oxford Circle; and Newman Center at the University of Penn.

While a member of the Office for Clergy, Fr Zlock was responsible for ongoing formation of priests in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia – organizing retreats, continuing education and training, some of which took place at Malvern. He has spent his last three years in ministry at St. Lucy’s and St. Mary of the Assumption parishes in Manayunk.