Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner was ordained in Rome in 1957, where he received the Doctorate in Sacred Theology at the Seraphicum with a study on the Ecclesiology of St. Bonaventure. For nearly forty years he taught theology in various Franciscan schools and seminaries in the United States and in Italy. He is the author of several books and has contributed to many theological and pastoral journals in the United States and Europe. He was the editor from 1985-1989 of Miles Immaculatae (Rome), a Marian Reiview for the clergy founded by St. Maximilian M. Kolbe in 1939. He has written and lectured extensively on Franciscan theology and Mariology. His most recent series on Our Lady "Mater et Magistra" has been featured weekly on Mother Angelica's EWTN. He served as North American Regional Superior (Delegatus Generalis) of the Institute of Pontifical Right of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate from 1996 until 2002.