John’s early background in the fine arts led him into the field of graphic design. He creates woodblock and silkscreen prints, sculpture and paintings. He has designed two chapels and three offices, illustrated numerous books and published three periodicals. On his return to North America, after 23 years in Europe, his artwork has taken a dramatic step with exploration of the world of the unconscious. In painting retreats, John assists participants in using art as a means of self-expression, healing and growth. He is available to produce: drawings, icons, paintings and printmaking along with retreats.


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About John Quigley

John Quigley, a Franciscan Friar and priest, is an accomplished public speaker and a talented artist. He is a member of the Province of St. John the Baptist (Cincinnati, Ohio) of the Order of Friars Minor and citizen of Canada. He began his pastoral and preaching ministry in 1974 as co-leader with Richard Rohr of the New Jerusalem Community in Cincinnati.
In 1979-81, John studied the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius with the Jesuits at Milford, Ohio. Called to Rome in 1988 he was the international coordinator for the efforts of the Franciscan Friars (OFM) in the areas of justice, peace making and care for creation. From there in 1998 he went to Geneva, Switzerland as the Director of Franciscans International a Non-Governmental Organization at the United Nations, where for ten years John coordinated work for the promotion and protection of human rights. Today, he leads retreats on various topics, pilgrimages to Ireland and Rome, as well as guided painting workshop retreats. He continues to paint when time allows.