Andre Cirino, OFM, is a friar minor of the Franciscan Province of the Immaculate Conception, NYC. He studied at Immaculate Conception College and did graduate studies at West Virginia University, Woodstock Jesuit School of Theology, Franciscan studies at the Pontifical University of St. Anthony, Rome. HIs ministerial experience includes parishes, Franciscan formation, education, and publication. He has also worked at the Little Portion Retreat House for the poor in Bronx, and he lectured at the Franciscan International Study Centre, Canterbury, England. Since 1984, he has conducted pilgrimages annually to Italy, Prague, England, Mallorca, France, Germany and the California Missions.