Fr. Jack Rathschmidt has been a Capuchin friar for 56 years and a priest for 48 years. In addition to his philosophy and theology studies prior to ordination, Fr. Jack also earned an M.Th. Degree with a major in Spiritual Direction from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology and Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Fordham University. Fr Jack has spoken in more than 60 dioceses in the United States, Asia and Africa, and led more than a hundred retreats, parish missions and workshops around the world.
Fr. Jack publishes a daily blog, and is the co-author with Gaynell Cronin of Rituals for Home and Parish. (Paulist, 1996),The Blessing Candles (St. Anthony, 2000), Nurturing Today’s Children, (Liguori, 2002), and Doorways to Holiness, (Paulist Press in 2006).