John Quigley began his pastoral and preaching ministry in 1974 as co-leader with Richard Rohr of New Jerusalem Community in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1979-81 he studied the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola with the Jesuits of Milford, Ohio and during his time in North America conducted numerous parish renewals, conferences and days of recollection. While in Geneva, Switzerland (1998-2009) he preached frequently at the local Roman Catholic and Anglican parishes. For 28 years he has preached an annual retreat at Maggie Valley, North Carolina for groups that are mostly Roman Catholic, religious women and lay couples.
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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.