Sr. Nancy Celaschi, OSF

Nancy Celaschi, OSF, is a member of the Rome-based School Sisters of St. Francis. A graduate of the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University, Nancy has lived for more than twenty years in Rome, where she now serves as general councilor and general secretary of her congregation.

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.