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Speakers and Biographies

Joanne Schatzlein OSF

Andre Cirino OFM

André   Cirino   OFM ,   a   friar   minor   of   the   Immaculate   Conception   Province,   is   a   contemporary itinerant   preacher   whose   ministerial   experience   includes   parish   work,   Franciscan   formation, pilgrimages,   retreats,   secondary   and   graduate   education.   He   helped   establish   the   Little Portion   Retreat   House   for   the   poor   in   Bronx,   New   York,   with   Secular   Franciscans   offering retreats   free   of   charge.   He   helped   establish   the   TEC   retreat   program   in   the   New   York Archdiocese   and   co-authored   the   retreat   handbook,   Teens   Encounter   Christ .   After      his   first     pilgrimage   to   Assisi   in   1980,   he   edited   a   journal   on   the   writings   of   St.   Francis,   In   the   Womb of   the   Cave .   He   lectured   on   Franciscan   topics   in   Australia,   Hong   Kong,   Macau,   England, Scotland,   Wales,   Israel,   Canada,   Lithuania,   St.   Croix,   Hawai’i   and   the   Philippines.   And   for ten    years    during    Lent    term,    he    taught    at    the    Franciscan    International    Study    Centre, Canterbury, England. Today he resides at Siena Friary, Mount Vernon, NY.
Josef   Raischl   OFS,   was   born   in   Bavaria,   Germany.   A   married   Secular   Franciscan,   he   lives with   his   wife   Bernadette   and   their   three   grown   children—Jona,   Elia,   Chiara—in   Dachau, near   Munich.   He   is   Director   of   St.   Christopher’s   Hospice   in   Munich   ( www.chv.org    ).    His graduate   studies   encompass   both   philosophy   and   theology   from   the   Catholic   University   of Eichstätt   and   the   Franciscan   International   Study   Centre,   Canterbury,   England   where   he   was taught   by   the   late   Franciscan   scholar,   Eric   Doyle   OFM.   Josef   has   his   MA   in   Social   Work   and did   his   post-graduate   studies   in   Franciscan   Spirituality   in   Rome   at   the   Capuchin   Franciscan Institute of the Pontifical University, Antonianum, where he and André met. Together,   André   and      Josef   developed   a   retreat   experience   on   St.   Bonaventure’s   classic manuscript: Itinerarium Mentis in Deum.  They also have jointly published the following: Franciscan Solitude ; The Journey Into God; A Forty-Day Journey into God with St. Bonaventure ; My Heart’s Quest: Collected Writings of Eric Doyle, Friar Minor,      Theologian ; Three Heroes of Assisi in World War II ; A Pilgrimage through the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition ; The Cross Was Their Book ;   Bringing Forth Christ: Five Feasts of the Child Jesus by St. Bonaventure.   André   and   Laurent   Gallant   OFM   published   a   prayer   book   and   CD   with   Josef   as   musician   and composer,   on   St.   Francis’   Office   of   the   Passion:   The   Geste    of   the   Great   King.    André   and   Josef are   presently   preparing   an   anthology      on   The   Prayer   of   Franciscan   Solitude    for   publication   in 2017. In   2009,   Josef   and   André   desired   to   disseminate   Saints   Francis’   and   Clare’s   actual   writings,   by composing   mantras   for   them   in   the   hope   that   rhythmic,   repetitive   singing   would   enable   people   to experience   the   burning   love   they   had   for   God   and   for   Jesus   Christ,   and   to   celebrate   the   widsom   of their   spirituality.   So   they   produced   a   double   CD,   Love   Holding   Love ,   one   with   mantras   drawn   from the writings of St. Francis, and the other from the writings of St. Clare. Since   1984   André   has   conducted   pilgrimages   to   Italy,   Prague,   England,   Mallorca,   France,   the California   Missions,   and   Northeastern   United   States   for   Franciscan   Pilgrimage   Programs.   And together   with   Josef,   they   conducted   pilgrimages   on   Franciscan   Solitude   in   Italy   and   to   the   Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany. See our website:   www.assisijourney.com
Josef Raischl OFS
Joanne Schatzlein OSF is a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, whose Motherhouse is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  She is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and entered her Congregation in 1961.  She received her BSN in Nursing from Marquette University, and holds a Masters Degree in Franciscan Studies from St. Bonaventure University.  She is currently the director of the Office of Corporate Ministries for her congregation and continues to serve as a staff member for Franciscan Pilgrimage Programs based in Franklin, WI. Joanne has led pilgrims to Assisi, Italy, annually since 1991.  She has given presentations and retreats in formation programs for the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph, the Intercommunity Franciscan Novitiate for women in the Midwest and the OFM Intercommunity Novitiate. She lectures internationally, promoting an understanding of Franciscan history and spirituality in ongoing formation, retreat work and higher education.  In addition, she has served as a consultant on various Franciscan planning committees and as an editor for several Franciscan authors. Her publications include: “The Diagnosis of St. Francis: Evidence for Leprosy,” which she co-authored with Daniel P. Sulmasy, OFM, MD for Franciscan Studies, 1987; “Illness and Fasting in the Life of Clare of Assisi,” a presentation given in 1993 at Clarefest  in La Crosse, WI, and published in the Clare Centenary Series, Vol. VIII; “Discovering Francis in ‘Sacred Places’” published in the January/February 1997 issue of The Cord “Assisi Rises With Hope and Promise” published in the September/October 1999 issue of The Cord.  “The Ministry of Healing: A Nurse’s Reflection” published in New Theology Review, November 2001. “On a Sunny Afternoon” published in the July/August 2002 issue of The Cord. “Lady Jacoba’s Meal of Remembrance” published in the July/August 2004 issue of The Cord. “Introduction to Pilgrimage: Being Pilgrims and Strangers,” “Penitential Pilgrimage: A Call To Converstion,” “Pilgrimage of Healing: Gift of Clare at San Damiano,” and “Pilgrimage of Transformation: Strangers No Longer.” Published in the January/March 2009 issue of The Cord. Francis the Leper: Faith, Medicine, Theology, and Science with Dan Sulmasy, MD, PhD. (Phoenix: Tau Publishing, 2014) She has also had poetry and articles published in Horizon, Christian History, and Journal of Religion in Disability & Rehabilitation.
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Joanne Schatzlein OSF

Joanne Schatzlein is a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, whose Motherhouse is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  She is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and entered her Congregation in 1961.  She received her BSN in Nursing from Marquette University, and holds a Masters Degree in Franciscan Studies from St. Bonaventure University.  She is currently the director of the Office of Corporate Ministries for her congregation and continues to serve as a staff member for Franciscan Pilgrimage Programs based in Franklin, WI. Joanne has led pilgrims to Assisi, Italy, annually since 1991.  She has given presentations and retreats in formation programs for the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph, the Intercommunity Franciscan Novitiate for women in the Midwest and the OFM Intercommunity Novitiate. She lectures internationally, promoting an understanding of Franciscan history and spirituality in ongoing formation, retreat work and higher education.  In addition, she has served as a consultant on various Franciscan planning committees and as an editor for several Franciscan authors. Her publications include: “The Diagnosis of St. Francis: Evidence for Leprosy,” which she co-authored with Daniel P. Sulmasy, OFM, MD for Franciscan Studies, 1987; “Illness and Fasting in the Life of Clare of Assisi,” a presentation given in 1993 at Clarefest  in La Crosse, WI, and published in the Clare Centenary Series, Vol. VIII; “Discovering Francis in ‘Sacred Places’” published in the January/February 1997 issue of The Cord “Assisi Rises With Hope and Promise” published in the September/October 1999 issue of The Cord.  “The Ministry of Healing: A Nurse’s Reflection” published in New Theology Review, November 2001. “On a Sunny Afternoon” published in the July/August 2002 issue of The Cord. “Lady Jacoba’s Meal of Remembrance” published in the July/August 2004 issue of The Cord. “Introduction to Pilgrimage: Being Pilgrims and Strangers,” “Penitential Pilgrimage: A Call To Converstion,” “Pilgrimage of Healing: Gift of Clare at San Damiano,” and “Pilgrimage of Transformation: Strangers No Longer.” Published in the January/March 2009 issue of The Cord. Francis the Leper: Faith, Medicine, Theology, and Science with Dan Sulmasy, MD, PhD. (Phoenix: Tau Publishing, 2014) She has also had poetry and articles published in Horizon, Christian History, and Journal of Religion in Disability & Rehabilitation.

Andre Cirino OFM

Josef Raischl OFS
André     Cirino     OFM ,     a     friar     minor     of     the     Immaculate Conception    Province,    is    a    contemporary    itinerant    preacher whose      ministerial      experience      includes      parish      work, Franciscan    formation,    pilgrimages,    retreats,    secondary    and graduate    education.    He    helped    establish    the    Little    Portion Retreat   House   for   the   poor   in   Bronx,   New   York,   with   Secular Franciscans    offering    retreats    free    of    charge.    He    helped establish     the     TEC     retreat     program     in     the     New     York Archdiocese    and    co-authored    the    retreat    handbook,    Teens Encounter   Christ .   After      his   first      pilgrimage   to   Assisi   in   1980, he   edited   a   journal   on   the   writings   of   St.   Francis,   In   the   Womb of   the   Cave .   He   lectured   on   Franciscan   topics   in   Australia, Hong     Kong,     Macau,     England,     Scotland,     Wales,     Israel, Canada,   Lithuania,   St.   Croix,   Hawai’i   and   the   Philippines.   And for   ten   years   during   Lent   term,   he   taught   at   the   Franciscan International   Study   Centre,   Canterbury,   England.   Today   he resides at Siena Friary, Mount Vernon, NY. Josef    Raischl    OFS,    was    born    in    Bavaria,    Germany.    A married   Secular   Franciscan,   he   lives   with   his   wife   Bernadette and     their     three     grown     children—Jona,     Elia,     Chiara—in Dachau,    near    Munich.    He    is    Director    of    St.    Christopher’s Hospice    in    Munich    ( www.chv.org     ).     His    graduate    studies encompass   both   philosophy   and   theology   from   the   Catholic University   of   Eichstätt   and   the   Franciscan   International   Study Centre,   Canterbury,   England   where   he   was   taught   by   the   late Franciscan   scholar,   Eric   Doyle   OFM.   Josef   has   his   MA   in Social   Work   and   did   his   post-graduate   studies   in   Franciscan Spirituality   in   Rome   at   the   Capuchin   Franciscan   Institute   of   the Pontifical University, Antonianum, where he and André met. Together,   André   and      Josef   developed   a   retreat   experience   on St.    Bonaventure’s    classic    manuscript:    Itinerarium    Mentis    in Deum.  They also have jointly published the following: Franciscan Solitude ; The Journey Into God; A Forty-Day Journey into God with St. Bonaventure My   Heart’s   Quest:   Collected   Writings   of   Eric   Doyle, Friar Minor,      Theologian Three Heroes of Assisi in World War II ; A    Pilgrimage    through    the    Franciscan    Intellectual Tradition ; The Cross Was Their Book ;   Bringing   Forth   Christ:   Five   Feasts   of   the   Child   Jesus by St. Bonaventure.   André   and   Laurent   Gallant   OFM   published   a   prayer   book   and   CD with   Josef   as   musician   and   composer,   on   St.   Francis’   Office   of   the Passion:    The    Geste     of    the    Great    King.     André    and    Josef    are presently   preparing   an   anthology      on   The   Prayer   of   Franciscan Solitude  for publication in 2017. In   2009,   Josef   and   André   desired   to   disseminate   Saints   Francis’ and   Clare’s   actual   writings,   by   composing   mantras   for   them   in   the hope    that    rhythmic,    repetitive    singing    would    enable    people    to experience   the   burning   love   they   had   for   God   and   for   Jesus   Christ, and   to   celebrate   the   widsom   of   their   spirituality.   So   they   produced   a double   CD,   Love   Holding   Love ,   one   with   mantras   drawn   from   the writings of St. Francis, and the other from the writings of St. Clare. Since    1984    André    has    conducted    pilgrimages    to    Italy,    Prague, England,      Mallorca,      France,      the      California      Missions,      and Northeastern   United   States   for   Franciscan   Pilgrimage   Programs. And   together   with   Josef,   they   conducted   pilgrimages   on   Franciscan Solitude    in    Italy    and    to    the    Passion    Play    in    Oberammergau, Germany. See our website:   www.assisijourney.com