Capuchin Authors

Our Capuchin authors have written books that cover a range of topics....including history, religion, spirituality, Franciscanism, and more.  Authors are listed alhpabetically.

Lester Bach, OFM Cap

Lester Bach OFM Cap made his first profession in the Capuchin Order in 1950 and was ordained in 1957. He has worked with the formation program with Capuchin Brothers as well as sharing ministry in a parish, worked with the Cursillo and Search programs, and served as chaplain at a county nursing home. He has worked with the Secular Franciscans since the 1960’s. He has been director of a retreat center and done retreat work for many years. He served as director of the House of Prayer as well as having served as Provincial formation director for the province of St. Joseph. For several years, he worked with ISAIAH 43 preaching parish missions. He continued that work with Missions 2000. In his present ministry, he serves as Provincial Spiritual Assistant to the Secular Franciscan Order as well as serving on a regional council of the SFO and represents the Capuchins on the Conference of national Spiritual Assistants (CNSA). He has authored several books on SFO Formation and Franciscan spirituality and one devoted to scripture. He is presently stationed at San Damiano in Madison, WI.

Books written by Lester Bach

Franciscan Family Connections (2007) - $14.50 pllus S/H -- Training book for spiritual assistants to the Secular Franciscan Order
Capturing the Spirit of Francis & Clare (2007)- $15/00 plus S/H -Ongoing formation book for the Secular Franciscan Order
Seeking a Gospel Life - 2008 - Printing in Spring, 2008 - General book on the spirit of Francis and living the gospel vision
Take Time for Sunsets - Published by Franciscan Herald Press - now located at Quincy, IL. - Reflections on Franciscan Spirituality - 233 pages - out of print (1975)
Catch me a Rainbow - formation book for Secular Franciscans - 405 pages - Published by Barbo-Carlson Enterprises.(1990)
Called to Rebuild the Church - a spiritual commentary on the General Constitutions of the Secular Franciscan Order - 206 pages - Franciscan Press - Quincy, IL (1997)
Where Bible & Life Connect - reflections for spiritual directors - Liturgical Press (1998cc)
Catch Me a Rainbow Too - Formation book for initial formation of Secular Franciscan Order (SFO) - 439 pages - now translated into Korean - Spanish - Vietnamese - Barbo-Carlson Enterprises (1999)
Come and See - Authored with Teresa Baker SFO (Secular Franciscan Order) - Formation book for the beginning period of initial formation - 111 pages - Translated into Spanish - Barbo-Carlson Enterprises (2001)
Life-Giving Union - a course for preparing spiritual assistants to the Secular Franciscan Order - Lester helped to edit and revise, from previous text, on behalf of the Conference of National Spiritual Assistants to the SFO. - 68 pages - Barbo-Carlson Enterprises (2003)
Pick More Daisies - ongoing formation for Secular Franciscans - 245 pages - Barbo Carlson Enterprises. (2004)
Columnist for NEWS & VIEWS , a national newsletter of the Secular Franciscans called TAU-USA.
Columnist for the regional newsletter of the Secular Franciscans for Wisconsin and Upper Michigan called the La Verna Vision - published three times a year.

Campion Baer, OFM Cap

Campion Baer attended St. Lawrence Seminary at Mt. Calvary, Wisconsin and completed the traditional study path of Huntington, Indiana, Garrison, New York and Marathon, Wisconsin. Campion received a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and a Dip. Ed from Oxford University, England. He then spent many years teaching college at Crown Point and at Calument College of St. Joseph. In 1975, he was named co-pastor of St. Joseph in Appleton and in 1979 he was appointed the first Capuchin pastor of St. Mary's in Marathon, Wisconsin. During the late '80's he served as pastor of St. Anthony Parish in Saginaw. In 1991, he came to St. Lawrence Seminary where he taught and served as academic dean. Now he is serving the Capuchin Missions as Mission Secretary. Campion also served for 15 years on the Provincial Council and headed the Office of Continuing Formation for 12 years.

Books written by Campion Baer

Lady Poverty Revisted

Keith Clark, OFM Cap

Entered Capuchin Order 1958; Ordained to Priesthood 1965.  Post-graduate study 1984-85 Greyfriars Hall, Oxford University, Oxford, England; Masters Degree in Religious Education 1967-68;
Fordham University, New York, New York; Theological Study for Ordination 1962-66; St. Anthony Seminary, Marathon, Wisconsin; B.A. 1959-62 St. Mary's College Seminary, Crown Point, Indiana

Books written by Keith Clark

The Dreams of our Founders and the Hopes of our Students
Servant Leadership: The Art of Empowering
Make Space, Make Symbols, A Personal Journey Into Prayer, Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, IN 1979
An Experience of Celibacy, A creative reflection on intimacy, loneliness, sexuality and commitment, Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, IN 1982
Being Sexual . . . and Celibate, Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame IN 1986.
The Skilled Participant, A Way to Effective Collaboration, Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, IN 1988

Mike Crosby, OFM Cap

Michael H. Crosby belongs to the Midwest Province of the Capuchin Franciscans. He lives in fraternity with other brothers serving the poor in Milwaukee's downtown area. He has a masters in economics (1985), an STL (1990), and a PhD in Theology (1989).  Mike's ministry is twofold: three-fourths is spent writing and speaking about biblical spirituality geared for our "First World" society. The other involves him in the corporate responsibility movement, advising investors concerned about using their monies to promote social change.

Books authored by Mike Crosby-Ordering information can be found at: michaelcrosby.net

The Dysfunctional Church
Rethinking Celibacy, Reclaiming the Church
Celibacy: Means of Control or Mandate of the Heart?
The Prayer That Jesus Taught Us
Spirituality Of The Beatitudes
House of Disciples
Do You Love Me? Jesus Questions The Church
The Seven Last Words
Solanus Casey

Ed Foley, OFM Cap

A member of the Province of St. Joseph of the Capuchin Order since 1966 he was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1975.   He earned an M.Div. (1975) from St. Francis School of Pastoral Ministry in Milwaukee, an M.M. in choral conducting (1975) from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, an M.A. in liturgical research (1980), an M.A. in Liturgy (in course, 1983), and the Ph.D. in Theology (1987) from the University of Notre Dame.  A specialist in worship and the arts, Foley identifies himself as a practical theologian. Foley has also authored over 300 chapters in books, scholarly and pastoral articles, and reviews in such collections as The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, and Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart and in journals such as The Journal of Practical Theology, Liturgisches Jahrbuch, La Maison-Dieu, Revue Bénédictine, Speculum and Worship. He sits on a number of editorial boards. His current research projects include a study on integration funded by the Lilly Foundation, and a rewrite of the classic work Method in Ministry by James and Evelyn Whitehead. An award winning author, he currently has 21 books to his credit.

Books authored by Ed Foley

A Commentary on the Order of Mass of the Roman Missal: A New English Translation, for which he served as general editor (2011) 
Religion, Diversity and Conflict (2010)
A Commentary on the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (2007), for which he served as general editor
Worship Music: A Concise Dictionary (2000)
Preaching Basics (1998)
Mighty Stories, Dangerous Rituals co-authored with Herbert Anderson (1997)
Ritual Music (1995)
Developmental Disabilities and Sacramental Access (1994)
From Age to Age (1991), which was recently completely revised and expanded has been published by the Liturgical Press (2008). His most recent work is A Commentary on the Order of Mass of the Roman Missal: A New English Translation, for which he serves as general editor, is to be published in 2011 by the Liturgical Press. His works have been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

Richard Hart, OFM Cap

Capuchin Franciscan preacher and author Richard Hart has preached worldwide. A frequent contributor to Priest magazine, Hart resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Books authored by Richard Hart

Edging God Out
Powerlessness:  Passion for the Possible
How Christian Are You?
Preaching:  The Secret to Parish Revival
Preacher as Risk Taker

William Hugo, OFM Cap

William Hugo has ministered in initial formation since 1980 and taught the life of Francis of Assisi for over twenty-six years to Capuchins at various levels of formation and to Secular Franciscans. He was editor of The New Round Table, a journal of Capuchin spirituality and history, for seven years and is currently the Provincial Director of Initial Formation and Director of Postulants for the Midwest Capuchins.

Books authored by William Hugo

Studying the Life of Saint Francis of Assisi, A Beginner’s Workbook (2nd Edition)
Francis of Assisi: Early Documents (FA:ED) in 2002. Hugo’s workbook is a proven resource that has guided people at all academic levels through a study of the life and writings of Saint Francis using primary sources in translation. This Second Edition is a thorough revision that is totally compatible with FA:ED. It also includes new scholarship and new bibliographic references. More than half the worksheets of the previous edition have been revised, and others have been added.  The worksheets can be done by individuals or in groups or seminars. General readers will enjoy learning about Saint Francis and how hagiography shaped the public stories of medieval saints. Formation directors who teach the life and writings of Saint Francis should not be without this extraordinary sourcebook with its readymade lesson plans and insightful commentaries.  New City Press 202 Cardinal Rd. Hyde Park NY 12538  1-800-462-5980 1-845-229-0335 fax 1-845-229-0351 www.newcitypress.com info@newcitypress.com

Perry McDonald, OFM Cap

Perry McDonald has been a member of the Capuchin Order since 1960. Since ordination to the priesthood in 1967 he has spent 17 years in initial formation work, 6 years in provincial administration, and the rest of the time in retreat and parish ministry.

Articles written by Perry McDonald

A Hermitage Experience
Celibacy is for Loving

Marty Pable, OFM Cap

Martin Pable is a native of Wisconsin. He entered the Capuchin Order and was ordained to the priesthood in 1958. He received his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the Catholic University of America in 1965. He taught courses in Pastoral Counseling at St. Francis Seminary in Milwaukee and at Sacred Heart Seminary in Hales Corners, WI. He has done extensive counseling with priests, religious and laity. He conducts retreats, workshops and continuing education programs around the country.  Besides retreat work and spiritual direction, he is available to conduct programs in parishes, especially on topics of spirituality, evangelization, and marriage/family life.

Books authored by Marty Pable

What Catholics Believe in Why
Prayer: A Practical Guide
A Man and his God
The Quest for the Male Soul
Catholics and Fundamentalists 
Reclaim the Fire: A Parish Guide to Evangelization
Catholics and Fundamentalists: Understanding the Difference (ACTA Publications, 1997). Also available in Spanish.
The Quest for the Male Soul (Ave Maria Press, 1996).
Reclaim the Fire: A Parish Guide to Evangelization (Ave Maria, 2002).
Prayer: A Practical Guide (ACTA, 2003)

Out of print:
A Call for Me? A New Look at Vocations (Our Sunday Visitor, 1980). Was republished as A Religious Vocation: Is It For Me? by the Diocese of Peoria.
A Man and His God: Contemporary Male Spirituality (Ave Maria, 1988).

Jerry Schroeder, OFM Cap

Jerry Schroeder is a member of the Capuchin-Franciscan Fraternity. The director of the St. Francis Institute Milwaukee, Brother Jerry is a poet who weaves his poetry with video imagery to invite reflection and contemplation.

Books authored by Jerry Schroeder

Meeting the Wind
The House of Ten
Between Us
Frequent Communion
The Green in Me

 
Robert D. Wheelock, OFM Cap

Bob Wheelock has been a Capuchin since 1958 and loves being a Capuchin. Bob has had a wide variety of ministries, teaching in high school and at St. Louis University, he was an inner city pastor, a retreat master,and  hospital chaplain. 

Books authored by Robert D. Wheelock

My Spirit Was Murdered, Now What
Sexual Abuse and You Understanding the Consequences
Street Games That Touch Our Hearts
Ministering to Adolescents Today
Gently Healing Bruised Reeds
Beyond Betrayal The Effects of Clergy Abuse
Encountering the Poor and Changing Lives