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Episode #80

June 12, 2023

In this episode, we welcome Fr. Dave Pivonka, T.O.R., the President of the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio. We discuss Fr. Dave’s journey of faith, how the fire of the Holy Spirit touched his life early on, how he discerned a call to the Franciscans with the Third Order Regulars, and his role as the President of what many consider one of the most dynamically and unapologetically Catholic colleges in the world. We also dig deep into what it means to be an authentically Catholic school and the importance of a Catholic education.

About Fr. Pivonka

Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, is the president of Franciscan University of Steubenville. He has served for more than thirty years as a spiritual director, retreat leader, and formation director. He also served as the director of Franciscan Pathways. He is a well-known conference speaker and pilgrimage leader. Fr. Pivonka is active in charismatic renewal and serves on the board of Renewal Ministries, and has authored several books, including Spiritual Freedom and Hiking the Camino. He launched The Ministry of the Wild Goose, which uses videos and speaking engagement to bring people into a new and deeper relationship with the Holy Spirit.

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