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Journeying with Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi,
and Saint Bonaventure of Bagnoregio

We two Franciscans have embarked on this spiritual journey with companion sisters and brothers across the globe.
Having conducted spiritual exercises in the
United States, Italy, Canada, Philippines, England and Hong Kong, we have journeyed with almost two thousand people.
We are still on the road, hoping to continue our collaborative pilgrimage.
On our website we share with you our ministry in its various forms.

August 9 - 17, 2018

Journey Retreat

Mt. Alvernia Retreat Center,

Wappingers Falls, New York

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for a unique pilgrimage
in 2020


While the primary focus of this pilgrimage will be the centuries-old Passion Play in the picturesque city of Oberammergau, we will have the opportunity to visit some significant sanctuaries with Franciscan connections in Bavaria. We’ll visit the renowned Marian shrine in the village of Altötting, and the Church of the Capuchin Saint Konrad, and we’ll make a stop in the village of Parzham where St. Konrad was born. We’ll also visit the little village of St. Radegund, home to the World War II conscientious objector, the martyr, Blessed Franz Jaegerstaetter OFS. Following upon the experience of the Passion Play itself, we’ll spend some time in Bavaria’s major city of Munich.

New Book published, March 2018
"Prayer of Franciscan Solitude"

see below

New Documentary on Assisi
in World War II and the role of the German Commander Valentin Müller


Book: Three Heroes of Assisi

in Warld War II   →

Bishop Nicolini, Don Aldo Brunacci, Colonel Valentin Müller saving the city, inhabitants and refugees

Since the publication of our first volume, Franciscan Solitude, in 1995, we have encountered several people who have taken St. Francis’ Document on Solitude personally into the fabric their lives, and we have invited them to share their experiences.
Solitude has been embraced by the Church since its beginning, but solitude that is called by the name “Franciscan” has the unique vision of its founder, St. Francis, stamped upon it.

Purchase: Tau Publishing, Phoenix, AZ.

 Bringing Forth Christ




CD and Songbook
Love Holding Love
Mantras drawn from the Writings of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi

A Forty Day Journey into God with St. Bonaventure



“For hearts and souls hungering for God, this book opens up new vistas…[the authors] show us how to get inside the heart of Bonaventure and how to embrace his understanding that all the universe is a ladder by which we can ascend to God.”

Roberta McKelvie, OSF

Latest update: march 25, 2018
 © André R. Cirino OFM & Josef Raischl OFS
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