The Friars of the Atonement are very proud to announce their newest Affiliates, Drs. John and Marianne Borelli.

Dr. John Borelli currently serves as a special assistant for Catholic Identity to the president of Georgetown University, where he teaches, manages conferences and events, coordinates dialogue and mission for the Jesuit Conference, and promotes university relations with the offices and institutes of the Holy See.  Prior to his appointment at Georgetown, Dr. Borelli served as Associate Director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs at the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. He has written and lectured extensively on ecumenical and interreligious affairs from a Catholic perspective, and is a long-time friend to many of the Friars.

Dr. Marianne Borelli is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Maryland.  She has 34 years of experience in the medical field, and over 17 years of practicing as a Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist. Dr. Borelli is known for her exceptional dedication and care for her patients.

The Borellis were nominated as Affiliate Members by Fr. Jim Gardiner, SA, Fr. John Keane, SA, Fr. Elias Mallon, SA, Fr. Damian MacPherson, SA, and Fr. Emil Tomaskovic, SA. Their affiliation was unanimously approved by Minister General Fr. Brian F. Terry, SA, and Council. Family and friends came to celebrate the appointment ceremony with the Borellis, which took place at the Washington Retreat House in early March.

Affiliate Members of the Community are entitled to participate in all the spiritual benefits of the Congregation in life and in death and are welcomed in all our Houses. Since 1968, the Friars have bestowed Affiliate status on nearly 60 individuals, who are recognized for their support of the Friars and their ministries.