Our First Consultor
Fr. Frank Desiderio, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Frank Desiderio has served since May, 2014, as first consultor, or chief advisor, to the president of the Paulist Fathers.

He also is director of the Paulist Associates and director of St. Mary's at the Lake, our summer home at Lake George, NY.

Fr. Frank previously was director of the Paulist Center in Boston and president of Paulist Productions. During his tenure at Paulist Productions, he was a producer of the 2009 documentary "The Big Question: A Film About Forgiveness" and the 2004 television film "Judas."

He also conducts does workshops, days of recollection and parish missions centered around forgiveness and the life and ministry of Pope Francis.

Fr. Frank is author of the Paulist Press book "Can You Let Go of a Grudge?".

In 2017, he composed "A Prayer for Troubled Times" and "A Prayer for the Presidential Inauguration."

A native of the Washington, D.C.-area, he was ordained a priest in 1983.

To learn more about Fr. Frank, you may follow him on Facebook or visit his Pinterest board.

Fr. Frank lives at the Paulist Fathers Motherhouse in New York City.  You can write to him at: Fr. Frank Desiderio, C.S.P., 415 West 59th St., New York, NY  10019.


Fr. Frank shares his vocation story: