Nancy Celaschi, OSF, is a member of the Rome-based School Sisters of St. Francis. A native of Pennsylvania and a graduate of the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University, Sister Nancy has lived in Italy for thirty years, including ten years as a general councilor and general secretary of her religious congregation. She now manages the Rome FPP “office” where she prepares materials for the pilgrimage groups, handles reservations at the shrines throughout Italy and accompanies some pilgrimage groups to Rome, Assisi, and sometimes even beyond.
Sister Nancy has published several articles and numerous translations of Franciscan works. A former staff member of the English edition of L’Osservatore Romano, she also served as Secretary General of the International Conference of the Brothers and Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis (IFC-TOR) and was the first director of its Spirit and Life Department. In that capacity she founded the Itinerant School of Third Order Regular Franciscan Spirituality and the conference’s bulletin, Propositum.
She brings to the pilgrimage program a fluency in Italian and other European languages, a deep knowledge of and appreciation for Italian culture and a familiarity with Franciscan places throughout Italy.