Fr. Rick Martignetti, OFM

The Joy of Spiritual Fatherhood

As a priest, people instantly open their hearts and trust me with the most important and intimate details of their lives. It is humbling and also a source of great joy to be a spiritual father and to witness God at work through my priesthood.


Father Rick Martignetti is a Franciscan priest, ordained for the Order of Friars Minor in 1997. In 2002, he was awarded a doctorate in Sacred Theology and Franciscan Spirituality from the Pontifical University Antonianum in Rome. He has done years of preaching, teaching, campus ministry, spiritual direction, retreat ministry, formation work, youth conferences, and pilgrimage work. He is currently the Director of Campus Ministry at Ave Maria University in Florida. His book of meditations, Hidden Beauty: Reflections on Saint Bonaventure's Tree of Life was published in 2014 from Tau Publishing. You can check out his “2 Minute Homilies” and more by accessing his blog:<> or on his YouTube channel.

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