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Program Staff

Father Vincent Fortunato, O.F.M.Cap., M.A.

Father Fortunato, a priest of the Province of the Stigmata Capuchin Franciscans, has served as vocation director, novicemaster, a member of the general council and provincial. He has taught the art of spiritual direction at Washington Theological Union, Washington, D.C. Currently, he serves as a retreat master and teacher in the art of contemplative spiritual direction. A graduate of Creighton University’s Christian Spirituality Program, Father Fortunato is assistant director of the IPF Seminar.

Father Joseph Kelly, D.Min.

Father Kelly, director of the IPF seminar, has established a model training program through which local diocesan priests learn the art of spiritual direction, enabling them to become adjunct spiritual directors serving the local seminary.A priest of the Archdiocese of New York, ordained in 1978, Father Kelly is presently pastor of St. Anthony’s Church, Bronx, N.Y. From 1988-1995 he served as Director of Spiritual Formation/Spiritual Director at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, Yonkers, N.Y.  Fr. Kelly is the spiritual director at the Cathedral Seminary Residence of the Immaculate Conception in Douglaston, NY.