The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement bring healing and hope to God’s people, sharing the message of reconciliation, unity and at-one-ment on three continents.



V. Rev. Brian F. Terry, SA

Minister General

Elected in 2014, current Minister General

Fr. James Loughran, SA

Vicar General, 1st Councilor

Currently Director of the Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute
Fr Bernie Palka SA Team

Fr. Bernard Palka, SA

2nd Councilor

2nd Councilor, was born in Hempstead, NY, in 1944, and raised in Hicksville, NY.
Fr Dan Callahan SA Team

Fr. Daniel Callahan, SA

3rd Councilor

Elected 3rd Councilor in 2014, is currently serving as Pastor of St. Joan of Arc Church in Toronto

Fr. Charles Sharon, SA

4th Councilor

4th General Councilor, most recently served as Secretary General and 3rd General Councilor.


Br Thomas Banacki SA Team

Brother Thomas Banacki, SA

He creates a sense of Franciscan hospitality and welcome where one feels safe and at ease.
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Fr. Martin Carter, SA

A Founder of 'Kujenga', an organization dedicated to nurturing leadership abilities among black Catholic youth.

Fr. Kenneth Cienik, SA

Novice Director

He is a retired Commander in the Chaplain Corps of the United States Navy Reserve.
Fr Patrick Cogan SA Team

Fr. Patrick Cogan, SA

Canon Lawyer

He is the editor of Canon Law Digest XIII and Cano.
Fr Joseph Di Mauro SA Team

Fr. Joseph Di Mauro, SA

Director, Father Paul of Graymoor Guild

Part of the cause for canonization of the founder of the Friars of the Atonement.
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Fr. Gerald DiGiralamo, SA

A Franciscan Friar of the Atonement for over 50 years.
Fr Bill Drobach SA Team

Fr. William Drobach, SA

President & CEO, St. Christopher’s Inn

Has directed recovery retreats throughout the Metropolitan area and has worked closely with the NY Chapter of LAP.

Fr. Francis Eldridge, SA

Parochial Administrator at Christ the Redeemer Parish in Sterling, Virginia

Received the Franciscan Federation Peacemaker Award for being a passionate Franciscan.
Fr David Fitzgerald SA Team

Fr. David Fitzgerald, SA

Pastor of St. Andrew's since 1999.

Fr. James Gardiner, SA

Director of Special Projects

Director of special projects at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America chair of the Washington Archdiocesan Holy Land Committee
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Fr. Arthur Gouthro, SA

Associate Pastor

Associate Pastor of St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Richmond, BC

Fr. Joseph Hiramatsu, SA

Regional Minister, Pastor of St. Joseph Parish

Chairperson of the Board of Directors of St. Joseph School in Tsurumi

Brother Daniel Houde, SA

Graymoor Book and Gift Center
Fr John Keane SA Team

Fr. John J. Keane, SA

Author, Culture and Theological Reflections on the Japanese Quest for Divinity.
Br Kenny SA Team

Brother Charles Kenney, SA

Ministering at St. Christopher’s Inn.

Fr. Robert Langone, SA

Parochial Vicar at Christ the Redeemer in Sterling

“We must look first to our hearts to make sure peace reigns in our hearts. It if reigns there, we can bring peace to the world.”
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Brother Gregory Lucrezia, SA

Procurator General to the Holy See

He is Guardian and Administrator for the Friars’ Assisi house.
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Fr. Raymond Luis, SA

Associate Pastor of St. Joseph the Worker

Masters of Divinity degree at Regis College in Toronto.
Fr Timothy MacDonald SA Team

Fr. Timothy MacDonald, SA

Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute.
Fr Damian McPherson SA Team

Fr. Damian MacPherson, SA

Is a frequent contributor to Toronto Register, and has received Catholic Press Awards.
Fr Elias Mallon SA Team

Fr. Elias Mallon, SA

External Affairs Officer for CNEWA

Involved in the Roman Catholic/Christian-Muslim dialogue and issues of interreligious cooperation for conflict transformation.
Br Louis Marek SA Team

Brother Louis Marek, SA

In ministry at the Brockton, Massachusetts Chapel of Our Savior since 1993
Br Savio MacNeice SA Team

Brother Savio McNeice, SA

18 years of showing his great love for the poor.
Br Joe Francis OGara SA Team

Brother Joseph F. O’Gara, SA

Healthcare Coordinator

Is the Healthcare Coordinator for the Friars.
Br John O'Hara SA Team

Brother John O’Hara, SA

Lectures on the Expression of One’s Spirituality through Photographic Process.
Fr Tom Orians SA Team

Fr. Thomas Orians, SA

Director, Graymoor Spiritual Life Center

Director of the Graymoor Spiritual Life Center, and he is Associate Director of the Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute (GEII).

Fr. David Poirier, SA

Organizes the Annual Halifax Paul Wattson Lecture which features speakers on interreligious and ecumenical topics.

Fr. James Puglisi, SA

Director, Centro Pro Unione

Director of the Centro Pro Unione, a ecumenical research and action center in Rome.
Fr  Peter Taran SA Team

Fr. Peter Taran, SA

Worked actively in the ecumenical movement.
Fr Emil Tomaskovic SA Team

Fr. Emil Tomaskovic, SA

Director of Special Gifts

Served as President of the New York Federation of Alcoholism Counselors.
Fr Bob Warren SA Team

Fr. Robert Warren, SA


Father Warren truly exemplifies the Franciscan spirit.